RIM Professionals Australasia offers benefits to members including discounts to attend events, free quarterly publication “IQ”, access to an extensive amount of information including past seminar and convention proceedings, a continuing professional development scheme, negotiated discount rates for other organisations events and special offers from retail providers as well as a vast network of contacts in the industry through multiple channels.
For little more than the cost of a coffee a week you can become an individual member of the association and invest in your professional future:
Cost of Membership
Any application for membership should be submitted on the Membership Application and be accompanied by the annual membership subscription.
The RIM Professionals Australasia offers four (4) sub-categories of Individual Membership, these are:
A person may be admitted as an Affiliate member who is:
- interested in promoting the objectives of the Association, and is working in a related field of Records Management; or
- interested in promoting the objectives of the Association, is employed full time in the Records Management field but is not qualified to be a Professional Member (Associate Member, Member or Fellow)
Affiliate is an excellent starting point for membership. No post-nominals or voting rights apply at this level of membership
Professional membership is achieved through the recognition of an individuals work, skill level and knowledge in the records and information management industry. There are three (3) levels of Certified Membership –
- Associate Member (ARIM),
- Chartered Member (MRIM) and
- Fellow (FRIM).
Professional members are the only ones in the association who can vote at the AGM, hold senior positions on Branch Council or be a Director. They receive post-nominals in recognition of their achievement which are widely recognised in the industry.
For more details on benefits of each level and how to upgrade see Upgrading Membership
Student membership is available for those people studying a course in a records and information related discipline and also working less than 25 hours per week. Students are offered their first years membership for free and a substantially discounted rate thereafter. In most cases heavily discounted rates are also offered to students to attend events. Students often find access to the members only area of particular benefit as it contains many papers and presentations which can be referenced.
This is membership category applies to those who have recently completed their studies. This category applies for the membership year (1 July – 30 June) immediately following graduation and is for one year only. Proof of recent graduation must be supplied when membership application is submitted.
This level of membership is for those who have held membership in one of the preceding sub-categories, and wish to suspend their full membership whilst still maintaining contact with the Association.
This level of membership is for those organisations, companies or trade suppliers who are working in the industry, interested in developments within the profession, or interested in promoting improved information and records management services.
Each Corporate Membership is entitled to nominees who receive membership benefits whilst in the employ of the corporate membership.
Corporate membership is available to all organisations involved with or interested in Records and Information Management services sector. Current members include State, Commonwealth and Local Government organisations, Archival Institutes, Banks, Accounting Firms, Universities, Private firms, consultants and suppliers.
RIM Professionals Australasia membership provides the staff within your organisation the opportunity to develop and maintain their technical knowledge of the industry. RIM Professionals Australasia membership allows individuals within organisations to keep abreast of changes in the industry and ensure your organisation is compliant with various Acts, for example the introduction of the Privacy Act, BAS and International Standard on Records Management.
Note: A professional member cannot be a nominee of a corporate membership.
This is identical to Corporate membership but offers additional advertising benefits such as free advertising on the RIM Professionals Australasia online Product Directory , and a free 1/8th page ad in one edition of IQ – The RIM Professionals Australasia Quarterly.