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Joining the IQA



Membership of The Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA) is open to everyone with appropriate qualifications and/or experience in, or supplying to, the surface mineral extractive and processing industries. This includes hard-rock quarrying, sand and gravel (both land-based and marine-dredged), recycling, special sands, cement, lime, gypsum, clays, coal, slate, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and concrete products. The Institute also embraces all the professional and consultancy services which support the industry, and there is a special section reserved for those engaged in the supply of plant, equipment, materials and services.

Along with its broad industry base, the IQA membership reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the business and all levels of specialisation. Members include geologists, surveyors, engineers, production managers, quarry and site managers, commercial and financial managers, technical and laboratory staff, landscape architects and environmental specialists, sales and service engineers, health and safety officers/inspectors, planning officers and many others in positions of responsibility.

You can apply for membership directly ( Membership Form) as below or contact your State branch secretary.

Branch secretaries can recommend members to act as supporters of your application, and can supply information on local Institute activities.

To encourage employment diversity within our membership, the IQA is offering a $50 annual membership fee. This is only offered in conjunction with IQA Greet and Meet Operator BBQ’s being held around the country during 2018. ( Operator Membership Form)

The following table will help you determine your entry grade to the IQA:

Requirements for Grades  Associate
 Technical Member 
Are you engaged in the industry?  Required  Required
Do you have a Certificate IV?    Required
Do you have a Diploma or above?
Have you supervised or managed up to 20 employees for more than 3 years?    Required
Have you been engaged in the industry for more than 7 years as well as a Corporate Member for a minimum of 3 years?        Required
Have you managed more than 20 employees or more than one site for more than 4 years?        Required

If through experience, qualifications and managerial charge, you choose to apply for a grade higher than Associate, your qualifications details (if applicable), and industry experience and responsibilities need to be sited. (Membership Application Information) This information will confirm your membership grade. You can progress throughout your career, starting with the entry grade of Student, and leading to the highest grade of Fellow.