If you're a student member but you've completed your course, you must apply for a membership upgrade. You don't have to pay an application fee and the fee for graduate membership is kept low to help you get started. So all you'll pay is the Graduate renewal fee for up to five financial years, or until you upgrade to full membership.
Full membership gives you even more benefits
Build your business by making your contact details visible on the AILDM online directory of landscape designers
Link your website to these details for a small additional fee. You must be the principal of the business to have this link. It is not available to employees.
Stand for election to AILDM's National Council and have a voice in the industry
What you will need to submit with your Upgrade Application
A copy of your qualification and transcript of subjects studied is required to upgrade to Graduate membership.
If you became a student member after 30 September 2015 you will be required to submit three landscape design plans prepared by you to upgrade to full membership. These can include plans prepared as part of your studies.
Your designs will need to include the client/assignment brief and show a wide range of knowledge of design skills and problem solving.
The type of plans submitted can include :
demonstration of skilful plant selection
adaptive problem solving
creative use of materials
understanding of the client brief
Plans must :
be legible and easy to understand
have a title block, scale, north point, company/individual name
be in A3 PDF format (each plan to be less than 3MB in size)