The IT Industry is very broad and covers many professions. As with many industries, there are associations that IT Professionals can become members with, whether you are an IT Consultant or IT Contractor, Software Developer or other IT Professional.

Each association offers something slightly different with varying levels of membership.

In this article we outline some of the benefits and membership details of Australian Information Industry Association.

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is one of the professional associations for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector.

AIIA are a not-for-profit organisation with particular focus on advocacy, promotion and representation in order to continue growth within the ICT sector in Australia.

Their memberships are targeted at SME’s and organizations rather than individuals and they offer the following membership options:

  • Full Member Organisation – Over 50 Staff and focused on commercial provision of ICT
  • Associate Member Organisation – internal user of ICT goods such as educational institutes
  • Incubator Member Organisation – provides support for startups and early stage businesses
  • Member Employee – employees of any organisation that is a member
  • Non-Members – not a member but able to sign up event information

To become a member refer to the member instructions and then simply apply online.

AIIA’s website has lots of information and useful resources for IT professionals. To view their website, click here.

Other IT Industry Associations:

Australian Computer Society

Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association Ltd (ITCRA)

Comptia The IT Industry Association

Australian Web Industry Association

IEEE Computer Society

International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology

Association of Computing Machinery

Women in Technology

Communications Alliance

Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology

International Webmasters Association

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