Join the IQA

Joining the IQA is easy. Anyone involved, or interested in the industry can join the IQA.

The Membership Review Committee will ensure you are allocated into the correct grade based on your role, experience and education within the industry.

Membership Grades:

  • Fellow
  • Member
  • Technical Member
  • Associate Member
  • Student Member
  • Operator

   Fellow (FIQ)

Fellows are the leaders and senior managers of our industry, recognised for their contributions, expertise and achievements. IQA Fellows are an exclusive group of seasoned professionals with significant industry acumen and experience. IQA Fellows uphold industry standards and demonstrate leadership by supporting the IQA and industry networks and espousing professional development and lifelong learning. A Fellow can be recognised from within a quarrying business or a supplier to the extractive industry.

   Member (MIQ)

Members are those people working in management, senior supervisory or specialist roles in the industry. They will have a high level of practical experience within the industry, including in a position of responsible charge. Ideally a member will hold a minimum of a Diploma (or the equivalent industry experience). A Member can be recognised from within a quarrying business or a supplier to the extractive industry . The IQA automatically recognises any Quarry Manager with the statutory right to practice in their state as a Member.

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   Technical Member (TMIQ)

Technical Members are those people working in a technical role that relates to the direct operation, or supporting operations, of the extractive industry. A Technical Member can be a direct employee in a quarry, a supplier or contractor. Ideally, a Technical Member will hold a minimum of a Certificate IV in a relevant field (or the equivalent industry experience).

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   Associate Member (AIQ)

Associate Members are generally those people working in support services roles such as sales, business development, human resources, finance or marketing. Associate Members will may also include individuals who are new to the industry and just starting their careers in technical roles (less than 1 year’s experience). Associate Members will be from suppliers or contractors supporting the extractive industry as well as those employed by quarry operators.

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   Student Member (SIQ)

Student Members are those members who are engaged in studying certificate, diploma or degree directly related to the extractive industry and are generally not yet working in the industry. A person working part-time in the industry while studying may be considered a Student Member. Any trainee or apprentice who is working full or part time while completing their study will be recognised as Student Member.

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   Operator (OMIQ)

Operators are those people directly responsible for the operation of plant and equipment within the quarry. For the purposes of IQA membership operator does not refer to an owner of a quarry, a person leasing a quarry or the person(s) responsible for the day to day operations at a quarry.

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 You can join by clicking the options above or downloading the form below and sending it to admin@quarry.com.au.

Offline application form   Membership Review Committee Charter

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.