The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) has announced a new member category.

Titled 'Member', this new category of membership will service landscape architects who no longer qualify for one of the graduate categories and might not immediately be progressing to the Registered Landscape Architect category. The category is also suitable for local government, academic and international landscape architects who may not have a need to move to become a registered landscape because of their line of work or circumstances. 

An updated AILA Membership Policy has been ratified by the AILA Board and outlines the different categories of membership in more detail. 

The announcement of the new 'Member' category comes after the completion of the National Membership Committee's review on categories, which included member consultation in January and February 2018. The second element of the review will focus on the registration process, which is expected to continue into 2019. 

Registered Landscape Architect remains the primary offering of AILA membership and the advocacy efforts of the Institute will continue to support the profile and rigour of this category, according to AILA.