Why be a member?

  1. Share the latest quality property information

    The API:

    • Develops practice standards and guidance notes you can use in your profession.
    • Provides a voice and input for you on property matters to Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.
    • Represents Australia on the International Valuations Standards Committee.
    • Actively seeks members’ opinions (your opinion) on matters affecting the property industry.
  2. Continue your Professional Development – seminars/workshops
    • You can attend each State’s/Territory extensive CPD Program across a wide range of property topics.
    • You will be on the Institute’s exclusive Member mailing list.
    • You can choose to go to all seminars, luncheons and corporate briefings.
  3. Publications – keep up-to-date with your profession:
    • Receive the quality, four colour, quarterly Australian Property Journal, with articles on industry thinking and what the future may hold.
    • Secure your copy of Professional Practice, with the Practice Standards and Guidance Notes, considered the “bible” for the sectors of the property profession.
    • Receive your State or Territory’s divisional newsletter to stay up to date with current issues, news and CPD activity in your area.
  4. Networking – seize opportunities to fast track your career.
    • Networking activities include meetings and social events at API Study Groups, Conferences and Seminars.
    • You are encouraged to join committees and boards, which set the standards and guide the future of your own business.
  5. Libraries – keep informed of what’s happening.
    • Each Divisional Office and National Office holds an extensive library with a wide range of reference books, property periodicals academic publications and videos/DVDs.
  6. Link up with kindred overseas bodies.
    • Share in the API’s reciprocity agreements which facilitate practice on an international basis:
      • New Zealand Property Institute
      • US Appraisal Institute
      • Institute of Appraisers, Canada
      • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors UK
      • Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors
      • Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers