Registered Landscape Architect Membership

Entry via the Mentorship pathway

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This registration option is suitable for:

  • University-qualified landscape architects, and;
  • at least two years’ post graduate experience, or part time equivalent at the time of application.
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Registered Landscape Architect Membership

Apply via Senior Entry

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This registration option is suitable for:

  • Qualified landscape architects and landscape design professionals, and;
  • at least eight years’ full time experience, or part time equivalent.
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Become part of the landscape architecture community

Find out more: Fees | Eligibility | Application process | Key dates | Important documentation | No-fee Retired RLA Membership

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Become a member

Add your voice to a network of over 3,000 landscape professionals as you grow your career and reputation  – and help us shape change.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Resources

Members can access CPD programs and resource centre support as a Landscape Architect professional, to maintain, improve, and broaden competencies and expertise. Join now.

Advocacy

Play an integral role in the advocacy of Landscape Architecture

As an Registered Landscape Architect you are eligible to apply for positions in State and National Committees, State executive, and AILA Board appointments. Make an impact today. Join now.

Fellowship

Our highest membership distinction

Fellowship membership is an honour that recognises your distinguished service to the profession.

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Renew your membership

Keep growing your expertise, network and business. Continue connecting with Australia’s largest community of landscape architects. Stay on the front foot when it comes to sustainability.

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Like to re-join?

Good to have you back. Enjoy these great member benefits once again:

  • National and State award entry
  • CPD, support and resources
  • automatic membership to IFLA
  • ‘AILA’ appellation, and more

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When life happens

There may be times you’d like to pause your membership - if you’re studying, have become a new parent, or are going through a period of no paid employment, say. In situations like these, it’s easy to apply for membership leave. Download application form.

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Fees

Membership

Details

Fee

Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)

Annual fee

$651

Registered Landscape Architect Fellow (RLAF)

Annual fee

$651

Applicant: Mentorship Pathway – Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)

Includes $231 application fee

+ $651 mentorship fee

$882

Applicant: Senior Entry – Registered Landscape Architect (RLA)

*$231 application fee followed by pro-rata RLA membership fee upon successful interview

$231

+ pro-rate RLA membership*

Re-joining Registered Landscape Architect

Includes re-join fee $231
+ annual fee $651

$882

Retired Registered Landscape Architect

$0


All prices are inclusive of GST



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Eligibility - Who can apply?

There are several options available to assist applicants’ eligibility

Registered Landscape Architect via Mentorship pathway

Applications for Registered Landscape Architect (Mentorship pathway) membership are invited from landscape architecture professionals who have:

 

  • completed an AILA accredited landscape architecture qualification, and,
  • have been practising for at least two years of full time work post-graduation from an accredited degree.
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Registered Landscape Architect via Senior Entry

Applications for Registered Landscape Architect (Senior Entry) membership are invited from applicants of three categories:

 

  1. Standard Senior Entry (with an Accredited Degree)
    Applicants hold an AILA accredited landscape architecture degree (or international equivalent), have not previously been an AILA Registered Member and have at least eight years’ experience.
  2. Equivalence (with equivalent Qualifications/Experience)
    Professionals with recognised practice in landscape architecture with at least eight years’ experience, butdo not possess a qualification from an AILA accredited tertiary course. See relevant section for more information.
  3. Full Member of an Overseas Institute
    Landscape architects who are 'full professional members' of their overseas institute. The relevant overseas institute should be a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
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Granting of equivalence of an AILA-accredited university qualification

AILA wishes to recognise the full spectrum of landscape architecture, being landscape design, landscape planning, landscape management and urban design.

The opportunity to apply for AILA Registration exists for those professionals with recognised practice in landscape architecture who do not possess a qualification from an AILA accredited tertiary course.

 

Important factors to consider when applying for Registration via Equivalence include:

 

  • The applicant in most cases would be required to have an equivalent level of university qualification.
  • Each case is treated separately depending on the seniority of the applicant, and their mix of qualification, experience and level of expertise.
  • Applicants are expected to have at least eight years' experience working as a Landscape Architect.

 

The applicant must have the years of experience recognised by the sponsors plus be able to produce ample documentary evidence of their level of expertise and experience. Such applications will be assessed as to whether the mix of qualifications and experience is equivalent to have an AILA recognised qualification.

Re-joining Registered Landscape Architect

Applications for re-joining Registered Landscape Architect memberships are invited from past Registered Landscape Architects with AILA who would like to re-join. Download the application form

Application process & timeline

The following timelines outlines key dates and what to expect in the membership application process.

Registered Landscape Architect via Mentorship Pathway

Application rounds occur twice per calendar year: February, and August.

February round

Period

Activity

February

Application form submitted online and application/mentorship fee of $840 inc. GST paid.

March

AILA reviews application, including approval of proposed Mentor.

March

Applicant to commence 12 months mentorship program.

February

Completed 'Mentorship Guide and Tables' submitted mid-month to AILA following 12-month mentorship.

March/April

AILA Information Workshop held to help you prepare for interview (Local State Chapter will send invite and provide details).

March/April

1. Oral assessment/interview with State Chapter.

2. Interview results sent to National office by Chapter.

3. Certification - AILA issues interview results and if successful, Registration certificate.

4. Part-payment of the first year’s annual registration fees.

August round

Period

Activity

August

Application form submitted online and application/mentorship fee of $840 inc. GST paid.

September

AILA reviews application, including approval of proposed Mentor.   

September

Applicant to commence 12 months mentorship program.

August

Completed 'Mentorship Guide and Tables' submitted mid-month to AILA following 12-month mentorship.

September/October

AILA Information Workshop held to help you prepare for interview (Local State Chapter will send invite and provide details).

September/October

1. Oral assessment/interview with State Chapter.

2. Interview results sent to National office by Chapter.

3. Certification - AILA issues interview results and if successful, Registration certificate.

4. Part-payment of the first year’s annual registration fees.

Registered Landscape Architect via Senior Entry

Senior applications are sent to the National Membership Committee in the first week of every month for review. 

Following approval of your application, interviews are scheduled by the local state Chapter in:

  • March/April and,
  • September/October every year.

Midyear interviews may be conducted pending applications - please check in with your local state Chapter for more information

Key application dates

Registered Landscape Architect via Mentorship Pathway
Application rounds occur twice per calendar year: February, and August.
Next application round in 2022: open from 1- 31 August.

Registered Landscape Architect via Senior Entry
Senior applications are sent to the National Membership Committee in the first week of every month for review.

Membership policy

Visit our policy page for the Membership Policy

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Important Documentation & Guides

Other membership categories

Affiliate

Allied professions such as architecture, engineering, environmental science, horticulture and landscape design are welcome, too. Tap into our industry insight, make new connections, and automatically gain membership to the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Graduate

Kickstart your career with AILA FRESH. Our program empowers students and university graduates to find their feet and get a running start in the industry before they graduate.

Student

Kickstart your career with AILA FRESH. Our program empowers students and university graduates to find their feet and get a running start in the industry before they graduate.

Registered Landscape Architect (Retired)

Still passionate about the profession? Keep participating at no cost. We invite membership from landscape architects who’ve previously been registered for at least five years. Conditions apply though - see the application form at 'apply now'.  

AILA Memberscape for Members

Your online AILA member-exclusive community is available to share and gather knowledge with Landscape Architects and industry professionals.