Membership Benefits

Membership is an important, affordable investment in your profession and career.Benefits Of Membership

RIM Professionals Australasia membership provides a diversity of benefits for both Individual and Corporate members. Branches and Chapters throughout the country underpin the activities, communication and mutual support between members. Increasingly, communication is taking place through electronic mail and discussion lists, making it easier for you to be involved.

An extensive comparison of membership types and benefits is available here.

Immediate savings benefits

RIM Professionals Australasia members receive discounts to events, the annual convention, and on publications and other resources through our online store.  So every item you purchase or event you attend sees return on your membership in the form of cost saving.  You can even save on other groups and associations events through our involvement with partnering organisations.  Plus we occasionally negotiate special member benefits with external suppliers such as for wine, electrical products and internet services.  See below.

RIM Professionals Australasia Records Management Research Grant

The RIM Professionals Australasia has a a research grant available to members. The goal of the RIM Professionals Australasia Research Grant is to award a grant on an annual basis to support a research project that will enhance records management. More details on the Research Grant here.

Continuing Education

Discounts to Conventions, seminars and workshops which provide the opportunity for members to obtain updated knowledge and skills and to further discuss those issues effecting records and information management. Speakers and workshop/session leaders are chosen for their teaching and knowledge-sharing abilities in the particular subject area.

Advice of overseas contacts and overseas conferences.

Networking Opportunities

The RIM Professionals Australasia provides an avenue to share the same challenges and concerns in the records and information management profession by networking with others from across the country. Members also have the opportunity to participate in mentoring schemes.

Continued Professional Development

Free participation in the Continuing Professional Development scheme for Certified Associates, Members and Fellows. The scheme assists members to maintain and broaden their knowledge and skills systematically and to develop personal qualities to enhance lifelong professional performance and have that commitment recognised.

Professional Publications

Free quarterly issues of  IQ – The RIM Professionals Australasia Quarterly, the Associations professional journal (normal subscription price AU$90.00 including GST, AU$81.82 for overseas). As the leading professional journal in the field, IQ – The RIM Professionals Australasia Quarterly contains peer reviewed articles and information provided by various sources throughout Australia on new and exciting issues effecting the industry.  IQ – The RIM Professionals Australasia Quarterly also advertises records management software, services and equipment.

Newsletters

Free newsletters available in hard copy or on the web. Each state/territory provides a regular newsletter providing further information and articles on issues specific to the state or territory.

Web Site and Listserv

Free access to the Records Management List Serv and online Forums which includes discussion lists and positions vacant. Member-only access to new RIM Professionals Australasia services currently being developed on RIM Professionals Australasia web, including a product and services directory called Marketplace, and the ability to update your current details on-line.

Legislative and Standards Awareness

The opportunity for members to work with groups and government bodies to improve and contribute input to legislation and standards affecting the records and information industry.

A treasure trove of information in the Members Only site

The members only site contains past seminar and convention proceedings, branch newsletters, branch minutes, current and back copies of IQ and iRMA and library resources contributed by members.

Other benefits from our partners

Member rates for conferences, CPD activities and publications of RIM Professionals Australasia’s partner associations: Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA); Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) and Institute for Information Management (IIM).

Member Referral Program

No one is better qualified to spread the word about the benefits of membership to other Records and Information Management Professionals than you, a dedicated member.

The Member Referral Program is a new initiative of Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) to encourage members to share the knowledge with others in the profession by recommending that they become members, and be rewarded at the same time.

It’s easy to become involved.  If you are a member and you have a colleague, customer, vendor, peer or friend that you believe would
benefit from becoming a member – encourage them to join.  If they do, and they include your name on the membership application as the referring member, you will receive a $10.00 credit applied to your next membership renewal (Individual members) or a $10.00 event discount voucher to be used in the current membership year (Corporate Nominees).

Download the guidelines here: