& finest practices.
AIE Members receive intangible benefits which they may not be aware of apart from a professional standing in being a Member. The presence of the AIE has produced a culture in Australia where embalming is an accepted part of the funeral process. You cannot quantify that – it is invaluable! Download the information brochures below for more information about a rewarding career in the Funeral Industry.
Full or Fellow Practising Members receive a $45.00 (incl. GST) discount
Observation Fee $125.00 (Full Member applications only). Please note that AIE grants automatic full practicing membership to a student who completes a Certificate IV in Embalming within the last twelve months of obtaining their qualification so no observation fee is required.
Please note that for the first year the Annual Fee is charged at a pro rata rate calculated on the joining date.
Full Member Applicants must:
- Satisfy the board that their qualifications are suitable for full Membership
- Applicants for membership whose qualification is other than Certificate IV Funeral Service (Embalming) will be required to prove their qualification.is acceptable to the board. All qualifications greater than 5 years old may be required to carry out a practical observation and satisfy the board that they are competent to embalm for long term preservation by case studies* and/or attachments or explanation to the observer at the observation.
*A minimum of two of the case studies submitted must demonstrate embalming for long term preservation. Balance of the case studies submitted for membership may be cosmetic embalming or sanitizing embalming.
AIE now grants automatic full practicing membership to a student who completes a Certificate IV in Embalming within the last twelve months of obtaining their qualification.Students enrolled in a MFE or FIDA course also now receive an AIE FREE Student membership for the first year or pro-rata thereof depending on the joining date and on the 1 July each year they will receive an invoice to join as a paid student member.
Changes to CPD
As nearly all professional associations now use hours of education as an accreditation method, it was felt that the current system of having one point per education session did not adequately reflect the education time for those attending. The CPD points system has been changed to an hours based system with a carry over of excess hours for the following year which together with CPD hours accumulated which can be used for CPD accreditation for the following year.