IQA Membership

Membership of The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is open to everyone working in, or connected to, the extractive industry. 

Why join the IQA?

Membership to the IQA is about demonstrating your professionalism and commitment to the minerals extractives industry. IQA membership demonstrates that you take your own development seriously and supports you and your career.
Being a member of the IQA means:
  • Support for you at all stages of your career
  • Being able to network with your peers
  • Showing your ongoing commitment to learning and development
    • Access to Industry leading materials and training programs, leading to formal qualifications or recognition of competency in your field of operation
  • Actively participating in and promoting industry standards
  • Being a part of a wider industry community that shares knowledge and best practice
    • Networking with other members which gives rise to great friendships and camaraderie.
  • Access to awards which recognise personal achievement and/or input to industry

Professional Development

Anyone working in the quarrying industry who wants to progress their career will need to undertake professional development. The IQA can support this through:

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Membership of The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is open to everyone connected to the surface mineral extractive and processing industries. If you are an operator, geologist, surveyor, engineer, production manager, quarry manager, site manager, technical and laboratory staff, landscape architect, environmental specialist, sales staff, health and safety officer or /any other role then membership is for you.


Requirements for Grades Associate Technical Member Member Fellow
Are you engaged in the industry?

Do you have a Certificate IV?  
Do you have a Diploma or above?

Have you supervised or managed up to 20 employees for more than 3 years?  

Have you been engaged in the industry for more than 7 years as well as a Corporate Member for a minimum of 3 years?      
Have you managed more than 20 employees or more than one site for more than 4 years?      


Grade Rate (incl GST)
Entrance/ Upgrade $95.00
Fellow $310.00
Member $295.00
Technical Member $295.00
Associate $280.00
Retired - Please Contact Us $105.00
Student - Please Contact Us $147.00
Quarry Operator* - Please Contact Us $50.00

* Notes:
The Quarry operator rate is for the 1st 12 months for an employee who works in a 100% operational role in the quarry e.g. front-end/back-end loader driver, dump truck driver, weighbridge operator etc