As a modern project professional, it is essential to equip yourself with tools and resources to help you to stay current, and build your professional network, knowledge, and capabilities to drive your project management career. In this guide, Member Experience Manager, Josephine James MAIPM, explains some of the key features of AIPM membership available to members that you may not be aware of.

Consider taking part in our annual mentoring program

Whether you’re just starting out in the project profession or have a couple of years’ experience, having the support of a mentor is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge. You will be guided by a mentor, matched to you, to help you step into a more senior role, gain certification, or simply navigate professional challenges. Mentorship provides you with real-world knowledge and insights that go beyond the textbook, and fosters connections with senior project professionals, empowering you to make better decisions and grow your career. Applications for the 2023 program open in October 2022, so subscribe to find out when registration opens.

Explore our OnDemand webinars

Our AIPM OnDemand platform is the perfect place to reinforce your skills and learn about the latest concepts in project management through webinars and presentations. AIPM members can watch many webinars for free, which you can find under the ‘Previous events’, ‘Webinars’, and ‘Communities of practice’ channels. If you hold active RegPM™ certification, webinars are a no-fuss way to accumulate some of the 70 continuous professional development (CPD) points needed for recertification, with each video holding 3 CPD points. Try to set aside some time each week to catch up on a webinar.

Keep your technical skills in check

As a leading advocate for project professionals across Australia, the AIPM is proud to utilise the Praxis framework, which is available through the member portal. You will also find a series of helpful resources, tools, and templates as part of your membership.

Attend a project leadership workshop

We offer a series of professional development workshops in project leadership. Foundations of Project Leadership lays the foundations of leadership in the project profession. Influencing in Project Leadership builds from these foundations, taking a deep dive into the influencing strategies needed to lead teams and manage stakeholders to achieve better outcomes. With only 25% of organisations reporting successful project delivery, it is essential that you gain the skillset to lead and drive projects. From leadership foundations to advanced influencing skills, you’ll learn the tools and techniques required to confidently lead your team and organisation to success.


[The Foundations of Project Leadership workshop] gave me the tools that will build my confidence and it helped me to trust myself and change my thinking as a leader.”

Carolina Vuoso MAIPM CPSPM, Senior Consultant, Program Advisory, Aurecon


Build your professional network through the online community

Do you have a budding project management question you’d like answered? Why not post it on the AIPM community? The AIPM community is your online forum, designed to connect members across multiple experience levels and industries within the project profession. Whether you are an active participant or looking for content to inspire you, make sure you log in and check out the forum.  The community is a safe place to engage in discussion and learn new project perspectives. While you’re exploring the community forum, check out our member-only glossary, specifically tailored to project professionals.


“It’s great to have the ability to reach out to senior professionals to gain mentoring or informal advice and attend various events to keep me updated on industry news.”

Pranjal Pawar MAIPM CPPM, Project Manager, Civic Infrastructure, Development Victoria


Apply for RegPM™ certification

As the project profession continues to grow in scope across multiple industries, it is vital to stay ahead of the pack. Not only can project management certification distinguish you from fellow professionals, but each of our  RegPM™ certification levels are designed to highlight your experience and competency, no matter which stage of your career you are in. RegPM™ holders are awarded postnominals that can be used in signatures, CVs and on business cards. There are a range of various RegPM™ levels, so determine your level of RegPM™ with our quiz.


“I have been able to use my certification to make me stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or making a pitch as part of a proposal.”

David Lavers MAIPM CPPD, Project Specialist, AMW


Read about the latest in projects

AIPM’s quarterly magazine, Paradigm Shift, offers a variety of articles showcasing the latest in the project profession. We highlight exciting projects occurring across Australia and share further insights into the vast and expansive nature of the project profession. Not only can you read the latest edition here, but you also have access to previous issues of the magazine, which delves into emerging trends, presents informative case studies, and advocates for project excellence.

Stay informed with upcoming events and news

There is plenty going on at the AIPM. Keep up to date with the latest in project management and within the AIPM by reading our monthly newsletter, The Project Status. Our monthly newsletter has undergone a recent re-design, with our new branding acting as the perfect backdrop to showcase all that the AIPM has to offer. Additionally, you will be kept updated on the latest events, both virtual and in-person. Subscribe to the AIPM newsletter to learn about our latest news and events.

Level up your career development

Looking to take the next step as a project professional? Check out our AIPM jobs board, where a range of job vacancies are posted, from companies across Australia. Not quite looking to make the jump to a new role yet? Why not get involved with many of our volunteering opportunities. Our chapter councils are a great starting point, to help you grow and expand your knowledge on a state-by-state basis. Check out our chapters here to get in touch with your local chapter president.

Be recognised and rewarded for your achievements

Showcase you or your team’s achievements by applying for the Project Management Achievement Awards (PMAAs). For more than 20 years our PMAAs have been the premier project management awards in Australia, recognising project professionals, organisations, and outstanding projects across industries. With over 10 award categories in construction/engineering, government, ICT/telecommunications, transformation, regional, and sustainable projects (to name a few), the PMAAs offer numerous opportunities to be recognised for your project successes. Applications for the 2023 PMAAs will open in February 2023. Gain recognition and exposure for your excellence and celebrate your achievements with like-minded project professionals.

Become a member today

As you can see, the AIPM offers a variety of helpful features designed to support you in becoming the ultimate project professional. Take advantage of these opportunities and maximise your opportunities for a successful career as a project professional.

If you’re not already an AIPM member, join today to unlock the whole host of benefits and drive your project management career forward.