Professional status
& finest practices.

Valuable Benefits

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.


Personal Advancement

Access to information on up-to-date procedures and latest developments in the industry.

Handbooks & Guides

Funeral Industry Infection Control Guidelines, Innoculation Handbook and NICNAS Safety Info Sheet.

Seminars & Conferences

Opportunity to attend seminars and Conferences throughout the year at discounted Member rates.

Interactive Website

Access to the dedicated AIE website and facebook page in order that you keep up-to-date with what’s happening within the AIE and the industry.


Receive a Practising Certificate provided that you comply with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Professional Standing

Professional standing – membership indicates a certain level of professionalism. Individuals in the industry must meet certain requirements before being accepted into the Institute.

Membership Fees


Please note that for the first year the Annual Fee is charged at a pro rata rate calculated on the joining date.

Annual Fee 2023/2024
Mortuary Assistant
International Associate

Application Forms

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 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.