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When you join the Institute, you have access to a range of dedicated resources, programs and opportunities to assist you in building your professional skills and knowledge as you enter the profession.
A supportive community of like-minded individuals awaits you through the Institutes, Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN).
Our Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) supports graduates and emerging architects in their transition from student to industry professionals through a range of programs.
When you join the Institute, you become a part of a design community fostering a culture of architecture, mutual support and idea sharing, and where exciting opportunities at local and national levels await.
Holders of an accredited qualification in architecture (Master of Architecture or equivalent) within the last 5 years and who are not yet registered as an architect.
If your accredited qualification in architecture was obtained more than 5 years ago, and you are not yet registered as an architect, you are eligible for the Associate category.
Not sure if your architectural qualification is accredited? Find out more about education standards and accredited courses of architecture here.
If you obtained your academic qualifications overseas, contact us at email@example.com to determine your eligibility. Graduates who have successfully registered as an architect are not eligible for this category of membership.
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our membership experience and offerings to all the members we support, we’re simplifying our membership categories for 2023 and beyond, ensuring we continue to meet the evolving needs of the profession.
This is the first phase of our commitment to reviewing our member experience, with a review of the structure of our A+ membership continuing into next year.
Amongst many changes, we’ve reduced our membership categories from 11 to just seven, which more closely reflects the logical progression of an architect’s career journey.
We’re also introducing a range of flexible and affordable options, supporting our members through career and personal life events including recent graduation and registration, parental leave, post-graduate leave and retirement.
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Individual members can pay either by one annual payment or in four quarterly instalments.
There is no additional sign up process to join EmAGN. We are a demographic of members of The Institute of Architects.
Fun fact: The EmAGN demographic makes up about 30% of total Institute members.
If you have recently graduated from an accredited course of architecture (Master of Architecture) between 2023-2024 graduation year, you are eligible for the Just Graduated concession fee. This fee will automatically be applied.
Professional architecture courses in Australia are subject to accreditation administered by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia through the AACA Architecture Program Accreditation Procedure in Australia and New Zealand. Please click the link to check if your course is accredited.
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EmAGN (Emerging Architects and Graduates Network) is the Institute’s network supporting graduates and emerging architects in their transition from student to experienced architect.
There are EmAGN groups active in all states and territories.
For more information about events and activities across the EmAGN network visit the dedicated website or connect via social media.