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Business, economics, law and tourism students are eligible to join a range of professional associations when they complete their degrees.

Many professional associations also offer student memberships for reduced rates allowing you to access latest articles and news relevant to the industry, invitations to events and sometimes even access to job or internship opportunities. Below is a brief list of some of the associations BEL students are eligible to join: 


Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) www.ahri.com.au 

Industrial Relations Society (IRSA) www.irsq.asn.au

Australian Institute of Management (AIM). AIM offers an eStudent Membership www.aimqld.com.au/membership/student.htm

Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) www.ami.org.au/student.asp?nv=3

Australian Property Institute www.propertyinstitute.com.au,. Associate membership offered to students

Market Research Society of Australia www.msra.com.au. Student membership available

Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand www.smaanz.cadability.com.au

Real Estate Institute of Queensland www.reiq.com.au

Urban Development Institute of Australia - Queensland www.udia.com.au


Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) www.charteredaccountants.com.au

Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia
CPA offers free student membership. CPA passport program - www.cpacareers.com.au/passport/index.asp

National Institute of Accountants (NIA) www.nia.com.au

Taxation Institute of Australia – student membership www.taxinstitute.com.au/go/members/students

Financial Services Institute of Australasia www.finsia.com


  Economic Society of Australia www.esu.com.au - Associate Membership is available to full-time students. 


Festivals and Events Association www.fea.org.au

Meeting and Events Australia (MEA) www.meetingsevents.com.au   Student Membership and young industry professionals membership site

 Australian Institute of Travel and Tourism (AITT) – www.aitt.asn.au student membership available


Queensland Law Society www.qls.com.au

Australian Law Students Association www.alsa.asn.au