Member classes

We have six categories of membership. Entry into each class is dependent upon your experience.
Affiliate

AFFILIATE - AAICD

  • Does not meet the extended requirements for becoming a Member (MAICD)
  • Is a full time student at an Australian Tertiary education Institution, or has a general interest in our work

The Mandatory DPD Requirement does not apply for the class of Affiliate.

member

MEMBER - MAICD

You must have at least two (2) or more years’ experience as:

  • A director or alternate director of a company
  • A senior executive with managerial responsibilities equivalent to those of an executive director
  • A partner or sole proprietor of a professional practice or unincorporated business
  • A member of local Boards of Advice of companies
  • Academic personnel at the level of, or equivalent to, Professor
  • Senior person with professional qualifications employed by a body corporate

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Member an existing Member must fulfil the Mandatory DPD Requirement

Graduate

GRADUATE - GAICD

You must have successfully completed the Company Directors Course or International Company Directors Course and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Been a director or alternate director of a company or companies for two (2) or more years (concurrent directorships may not be added together in determining years of experience)
  • Be a senior executive with managerial responsibilities equivalent to those of an executive director or a member of local Boards of Advice of companies
  • Be a partner or sole proprietor of a professional practice or unincorporated business, or a senior person with professional qualifications employed by a body corporate; or
  • Be an academic at the level of (or equivalent to) professor, or the head of a relevant faculty at a Tertiary Institution regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Graduate Member an existing Graduate Member must fulfil the Mandatory DPD Requirement.

Graduate

FELLOW - FAICD

(General): Admission as a Fellow of the Institute is by application or invitation only. Application for admission as a Fellow must be made to the Institute (in the manner set out by the AICD By-Laws and the Fellow Guidance Note) for consideration by the relevant Division Council. Subject to By-law 2.1, the relevant Division Council will determine an application for admission as a Fellow. Any determination is final and not subject to review.

(By Application): The relevant Division Council considers the applicant satisfies the following criteria in (i) to (iv) as at the date of the application or determination (as the case may be):

☑ Has been a Member of the Institute for at least the last three consecutive years; and
☑ Has provided References from three current Fellows of the Institute; and
☑ Has been a Director on the Board of an Eligible Organisation and/or a Senior Government Official of a Significant Government Entity for a minimum of either:

(A) Six years as follows:
☑ In one role for a minimum of six years consecutive years; or
☑ Within an eight year period, in one role for a minimum of three consecutive years and a second role for the balance of six years,

and has successfully passed the Institute’s Company Directors Course assessment or its Mastering the Boardroom assessment;

OR

(B) Ten years as follows:
☑ Within a twelve year periods, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of three consecutive years; or
☑ Within a twelve year period, in one role for a minimum of six consecutive years, in a second role for a minimum of two consecutive years and in a third role for a minimum of one year;

and

☑ In the opinion of the relevant Division Council, having regard to the information in the application (including supporting material submitted) and any other relevant considerations, the applicant has the requisite knowledge, experience, good standing and professionalism befitting a member of the class of Fellow of the Institute.

(C) (By invitation): The Board of Directors may at any time, by resolution, invite a person to become and admit such a person as a Fellow on the grounds that the person has the requisite knowledge, experience, good standing and professionalism befitting a member of the class of Fellow of the Institute.

To be eligible to renew membership of the Institute into the class of Fellow must fulfil the Mandatory DPD requirement (but is not required to demonstrate continuous compliance with the admission requirements set out in By-Law 2.3.4.1) and must pay any applicable membership fee.

Life Fellow

LIFE FELLOW - FAICD(Life)

  • The Board of Directors may appoint as a Life Fellow of the Institute any person who has been eminent in the field of directorship and who has provided distinguished service to the Institute
  • The Mandatory DPD Requirement does not apply as a prerequisite for eligibility to admission into, or for membership renewal of, the class of Life Fellow
International

HONORARY FELLOW - FAICD(Hon)

Honorary Fellow By Board invitation only, the Board of Directors may appoint as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute any person who has contributed greatly to Australian governance.

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