Membership Benefits

Membership to the IQA has many benefits. Essentially membership is about connecting you to the industry and providing professional development and support.

Individual member benefits

  • Access to the best practise education programs, leading to formal qualifications or recognition of competency
  • Opportunities for professional advancement through local and international networking for all roles within the industry from administration to operators, engineers to scientists and quarry managers and supervisors
  • Connection with peers, leaders and experts within the industry
  • Opportunities to develop your networks and careers
  • Local and national access to technical meetings and symposia
  • Support for professional development at all stages of your career
  • Mentoring and professional support
  • Friendship and lifelong networks
  • Up to date advice on regulations, competency requirements and changes within the industry
  • Promotion of inclusion and diversity to ensure our industry is supportive of women, young people and people from all backgrounds
  • Access to post nominals that recognise your membership and/or your accreditation as a CPQM/CPQS

Benefits for the employer

  • An industry voice supporting quarries to understand and comply with competency requirements state by state
  • Provision of coordinated education aligned to the key issues facing the industry
  • Up to date advice on regulations, competency requirements and changes within the industry
  • Promotion of inclusion and diversity across the industry to improve the available talent pool for the industry as a whole
  • A key retention tool: by supporting growth, development and education, employees will feel supported and valued

What does the IQA Membership mean for my professional development?

Professional Development is a crucial part of the extractive and associated industries. Anyone working in the quarrying industry who wants to progress their career will need to undertake continuing professional development. As the industry-leader in training for the extractive industry, the IQA can support your career development by offering:

  • Training and courses specific to quarrying
  • Advise on accredited training such as certificate and diploma level courses
  • Advise on what is required under legislation in each stat to maintain and demonstrate competency
  • Access to a national certification system to recognise the professional status of quarry practitioners throughout Australia - Quarry Management Certification System (QMCS)