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Membership Grades

The Institute has Corporate Membership, Corporate Partnerships, and individual levels of Membership as outlined below.

CORPORATE PARTNER
CORPORATE MEMBER
GENERAL MEMBER
STUDENT MEMBER

GRADUATE MEMBER
CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL MEMBER
FELLOW
CHARTERED FELLOW
RETIRED MEMBER
LIFE MEMBER
HONORARY FELLOW


Membership Criteria

CORPORATE PARTNER

SIA corporate partnership provides an opportunity for organisations to identify themselves as high profile partners in supporting the SIA to achieve its vision of the promotion of health and safety to the broader community. As such, corporate partnership also assists the SIA in increasing its scope and influence both within Australia and internationally.

The three corporate partnership categories are Diamond, Gold and Silver. The application form and associated benefits are outlined within the corporate partner brochure.

CORPORATE MEMBER

SIA corporate membership provides an opportunity for organisations to identify themselves as a leader in improving OHS within their organisation, while aligning themselves as a supporter of the vision upheld by the SIA. The application form and associated benefits are outlined within the corporate member brochure.

MEMBER

Open to anyone who is passionate about OHS. There are no requirements for this level of membership.

Applicants can apply online or fill out an application form.

STUDENT MEMBER

This grade is open to all current full time students studying a course in OHS. Applicants must submit a current confirmation of enrolment and a member application form. Once a Student Member has graduated from their studies they are required to notify the National Office to amend their grade.

Applicants can apply by filling out an application form.

GRADUATE MEMBER (GSIA)

Applicants must have graduated within the previous 12 months with a minimum of a Graduate Diploma in OHS. They will need to submit their transcript or certificate and an application form to be awarded the title of Graduate Member. Successful applicants can only obtain this grade for 5 years before they are required to upgrade or elect to be a General Member.

Applicants can apply by filling out an application form.

CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL MEMBER (CPMSIA)

Applicants must have a minimum of a Graduate Diploma in OHS, 3 years minimum full time experience in an OHS role, 300 equivalent CPD points and provide the details of 2 referees. Applicants can apply for Chartered Professional membership at the time of joining at no cost for the first 3 months of membership or members can apply for Chartered Professional membership at any other time for the cost of $55.00.

Applicants must submit a certified copy of their qualification, current CV and logbook to the national office for the application to be approved. Periodically the SIA may offer a Challenge Assessment Exam for those who are looking to upgrade their membership to the status of Chartered Professional Member, but cannot meet the current requirements for CPMSIA due to insufficient qualifications.

Applicants can apply online or fill out an application form

FELLOW (FSIA)

Applicants must have a minimum of a Graduate Diploma in OHS, 9 years minimum full time experience in an OHS role, 900 equivalent CPD points and provide the details of 2 referees. Applicants can apply for Fellow membership at the time of joining at no cost for the first 3 months of membership or members can apply for Fellow membership at any other time for the cost of $55.00. Applicants must submit a certified copy of their qualification, current CV and logbook to the national office for the application to be approved. Once the applicant is approved they will be admitted to the College of Fellows.

Applicants can apply online or fill out an application form.

CHARTERED FELLOW (CFSIA)

A Chartered Fellow is the peak professional graded membership of the SIA.

Applicants must already be a graded member with the SIA before applying for CFSIA. Once this requirement is met they will be enrolled in the Chartered Fellow Program. This program is at a cost of $475.00 and must be paid in full before the program starts.

This program consists of 5 parts;

  • Provide copies of certified academic transcripts
  • Maintain and submit for assessment a Reflective Professional Journal
  • Complete a written assessment
  • Provide written referee statements and/or your referees’ contact details.
  • Undertake an in-depth telephone interview

Once the applicant has completed the Chartered Fellow Program and been successful they will be admitted to the College Of Fellows (if not already admitted previously).

Applicants can apply to upgrade their membership here.

RETIRED MEMBER

Retired member is the status for members (Chartered Professional Member, Fellow or Chartered Fellow) who are no longer practicing.  A person who has been a member of the Institute for a minimum of 5 years and who is not in regular employment may, on application, become a Retired Member. A Retired Member shall have the same rights as those applied before the granting of Retired Member status. Fees are half of the grading the Member achieved prior to retirement.

LIFE MEMBER

The National Board of Management may, either on its own initiative, or on the recommendation of a Divisional Committee, grant the status of Life Member to a member who has rendered outstanding services over a long period of years in furthering the aims and objectives of the Institute. A Life Member shall have the same rights as other members and will not be required to pay any fees.

HONORARY FELLOW

An Honorary Fellowship will be granted by the National Board of Management on a case by case basis. Honorary Fellowship will be granted for life or for a period of time, as appropriate, by the National Board of Management. Honorary Fellowship does not carry the right to vote or to hold office.


If you would like further information about membership or would like to apply, please contact Catherine Reid, Membership Coordinator catherine@sia.org.au.

Continuing Professional Development

Details on Continuing Professional Development.

How to Become an RSP

Details on how safety professionals can use the Registered Safety Professional (RSP) recognition.

Membership Upgrade

Apply to upgrade your membership status online.