Australian horticulturists and plant lovers, like you, join the Institute to be part of a community and a respected guild of plant lovers who share their skills and knowledge within Australia and in the International arena.
Our professional members enjoy referral and business development opportunities that are found nowhere else, and support each other in advancing their businesses and the industry.
Scroll through the various membership levels to choose the one that’s right for you.
The Registered Horticulturist program recognises AIH members who are senior practising horticultural professionals in the field. Their skills, experience and reputation are highly regarded amongst their industry peers.
The member holds a higher degree of competency and has the backing of an internationally recognised program.
AIH actively promotes Registered Horticulturists to be specified as a requirement for government and private sector contracts.
A unique opportunity for enterprises engaged in horticultural and allied industry business activities, or education to join AIH. Corporate membership will increase your company’s visibility and align with a trusted professional guild.
Our Corporate Memberships are designed for progressive organisations to enjoy the benefits of the Institute and contribute to the continuing development of the horticultural industry.
A Retired member is a member who has held membership with the AIH for ten or more years. The retired member can apply to the AIH to maintain membership and their professional standing.
Retired members may use the post-nominals of either MAIH (Ret), MAIH RH (Ret) or FAIH (Ret) after retirement.
This option is ideal if you have an interest and a passion for plants but don’t have the required qualifications nor experience to achieve the professional recognition and status that comes with our Horticulturist and Registered Horticulturist memberships.
Graduate membership provides a pathway from student to the foundation level of horticulturist member. It is also open to those students who are furthering their studies after achieving their first qualification of AQF level 3 or above but don't yet meet the requirement of post qualification industry experience.
The subscription fee is subsidised by AIH to be an affordable annual rate.
The AIH support structure will provide support or mentoring for the graduate whilst they develop industry experience.
This new membership category is to support teachers of horticulture and allied industries, to promote the benefits of AIH membership, and enhance the membership as Australia's leading guild of industry professionals across all sectors of horticulture.
Free membership until July 2024 is open to TAFE NSW, TAFEQLD, TAFE Victoria, POLYTECHNIC Vic and ACS Distance Education teachers within the faculty of horticulture and allied industries.
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As of November 1 2023, all memberships will full due on July 1 every year.