Membership Grades

Membership of the IQA is about supporting you and your commitment to your career in the extractives and associated industries. Our membership structure allows you to grow as your experience in the industry grows.

What Member level am I ?

  • Student: engaged in a recognised course of study or training relating to the industry
  • Associate Member: engaged in the industry
  • Technical Member: anyone with experience in a position of responsible charge for three or more years, technical skill or expertise that has been underpinned by a technical qualification at certificate IV level
  • Member: anyone with experience in a position of responsible charge for three or more years, technical skill or expertise that has been underpinned by a technical qualification at diploma level
  • Fellow: anyone with at least seven years experience in the industry, including no less than four years in a position of senior managerial charge and hold a minimum of a diploma
  • Honorary Fellow: anyone who has rendered such service to the Institute and the industry generally warrants honorary fellowship and who has made a significant contribution to the Institute or to the industry

Requirements for Grades

Requirements

Student

Associate

Technical
Member

Member

Fellow

 Are you currently engaged in studying certificate, diploma or degree directly related to the industry and not yet working full time in the industry? 

 

 

 

 Are you currently engaged in studying a traineeship or apprenticeship directly related to the industry (you may be working full or part time as part of your study)? 

 

 

 

 

 Are you engaged in the industry in a support services role? You may be employed by a quarry, supplier, contractor or other.

 

 

 

 Have you been engaged in the industry in a technical role for under a year?

 

 

 

 Are you a Quarry Supervisor who hold the statutory right to practice in your state or territory? 

 

 

 

 

 Do you perform a technical role in supporting quarry operations (directly or as a supplier) and hold a Certificate IV or equivalent industry experience? 

 

 

 

 

 Are you a Quarry Manager who hold the statutory right to practice in your state or territory? 

 

 

 

 

 Do you perform a senior management / leadership role in supporting quarry operations (directly or as a supplier) and hold a Diploma or equivalent industry experience?           
 Have you been a Member of the IQA for a minimum of 3 full years with no break in membership?
AND
Been engaged in the direct operations of quarries for more than 7 years with a diploma or above (if you do not have a diploma or above have you been engaged in the extractive industry for 10+ years, with 5+ years as a senior managerial charge position)?
AND / OR
Have you managed more than 20 employees for more than 4 years relevant to the direct operations of quarries?
AND / OR
Have you managed more than one site (areas / territory) for more than 4 years?
AND / OR
Have you held a senior managerial charge position (such as CEO / Principle / Director / State Manager / Regional Manager / General Manager / Operations Manager etc) for more than 4 years? 
         

 

* Grade requirements may differ depending on the individual’s specific job role and the duties performed in that role.