Becoming a Professional Member

  1. How do I join AIM WA as a Professional Member?
    Applying for Professional Membership is very easy; simply complete the online Professional Membership application form here.

If you feel you may be eligible for Associate Fellow, or Fellow Member grade, please provide as much information as possible. You can include a resume or other relevant material to support your application. There is a $99 assessment fee for upgrade requests.

  1. How much does Professional Membership cost?
    Annual subscription fee is $49 for all grade categories.
  2. What do the different classes of membership mean?
    There are three classes of Professional Membership that reflect your management experience, qualifications and career achievements. The three classes are Member (AIMM), Associate Fellow (AFAIM) and Fellow (FAIM). For further information on each grading please see the Grading Criteria.
  3. How long will my membership application take to be processed?
    Initial applications (AIMM) will take approximately 7 working days to be graded and processed. Once your application form has been submitted you will receive an email confirming receipt. Upgrade applications (AFAIM & FAIM) will also take approximately 7 working days from receipt. 
  4. How long does the Professional Membership period run for?
    Professional Membership subscriptions are for 12 months from the date of admission or renewal. For example, if you join in October, your membership period will run from 1 November – 31 October.

Renewals and Fees

  1. How do I pay for my Professional Membership?
    Professional Membership subscription payments can be made online here.  Payment can be made over the phone with a credit card, please call the Personal Membership Services team on: 08 9383 8000

    You can also pay your membership via EFT to:
    Australian Institute of Management WA
    BSB: 036 054
    Account: 13 1289

    We accept credit card payments via Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
  2. What happens if I don't renew my Professional Membership on time?
    If you require more time to make your membership subscription payment, please contact us to discuss your options. If your membership isn’t renewed within a limited period of time and we haven’t heard back from you, your membership will be suspended.
  3. Can I pay for my Professional Membership monthly via instalments?
    We currently do not offer payment of fees in instalments. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, or need more time to make payment, please contact the Personal Membership Services team to discuss your options.
  4. Does AIM WA offer discounted subscription fees?
    Our $49 membership offer covers all grade categories as well as members who are retired, live internationally and students.
  5. I didn't receive my invoice, how do I obtain another copy of my invoice?
    You will receive an email with your invoice approximately 14 days before your membership is due to expire. Please check your current email address is up to date. If you require another copy of your invoice, please contact the Personal Membership Services team.
  6. How do I obtain a tax invoice?
    A payment receipt will be sent to you by email once payment has been received. If you haven’t received your tax invoice or require a copy from a previous year, please contact our accounts team – accounts@aimwa.com
  7. I have retired, what are my membership options?
    Our $49 membership offer covers all grade categories as well as members who are retired, live internationally and students.
  8. How do I advance my membership class?
    As you progress throughout your management career and increase your knowledge, skills and experience, the class you received when you first applied for Professional Membership will change. You are eligible to apply for an upgrade to either Associate Fellow or Fellow status at any time by clicking here. There is a $99 assessment fee for all upgrade requests.

    If you are currently a Member (AIMM), or Associate Fellow (AFAIM) and you wish to advance your membership class, please view our Grading Criteria to see if you meet the requirements.

Reinstating Membership

  1. It has been less than 12 months since my Professional Membership lapsed and I would like to reinstate my membership, how do I go about doing this?
    You can reinstate your membership within 12 months of it lapsing without having to go through the application process again, or incurring any additional subscription fees.  Please contact the Personal Membership Services team to obtain a new invoice. Upon payment, your membership will be fully reinstated as it was previously.
  2. It has been over 12 months since my Professional Membership lapsed and I would like to reinstate my membership, how do I go about doing this?
    You will need to complete a new application for Professional Membership so that we have your most recent employment details and experience. Your application will be graded and a member of the team will contact you with the outcome within two weeks and an invoice for your annual subscription.

Resigning Membership

  1. I would like to resign my membership - how do I do this?
    If your Professional Membership is due for renewal and you wish to resign your membership, please contact the Personal Membership Services team so that we can update your record.  We would appreciate any feedback you might have; including the reason you have decided to resign your membership. 
    Once your membership has been resigned, you will no longer be able to use your post-nominal status or have access to member services.
  2. I recently became a member / renewed my membership but now I don't need it anymore. Can I get a refund or transfer my membership to someone else?
    Professional Membership is non-transferable, and membership fees are non-refundable.

General Questions

  1. What is the difference between Professional and Corporate Membership?

    Professional Membership
    supports individuals at all levels of management and across all sectors with a broad range of development and networking opportunities including Personal Member Events, Member Mentor Program and online resources.
    Corporate Membership
     offers organisations discounts on training for employees and other benefits at an organisational level.
  2. Can I mention that I am a Professional Member of AIM WA on my website / CV / business cards / LinkedIn profile?
    Yes, as an AIM WA Professional Member, you are encouraged to use your post-nominals on your business card, email signature, website and LinkedIn profile, as long as you are a financial member.
  3. How do I use my post-nominal letters and why should I use them?
    Post-nominals indicate your experience, qualifications, honors and accreditation. Professional Members are able to include their AIM WA membership grade as a post-nominal (AIMM, AFAIM or FAIM).
  4. How do I update my membership address and contact details?
    You can update your address details by logging into aimwa.com or contacting the Personal Membership Services team. If you have changed organisations, please contact us so that we can update your member record with your new organisation.
  5. Can I share my login details with a friend or colleague?
    Your login details are for personal use only, and should never be shared.