Professional Member - $320 

Professional members of AIFST are members who have demonstrated experience in the food industry but also are supported by two other Professionals or Fellows. Being a professional member also allows you to use the post-nominals  MAIFST.  Fellows, Honorary Fellow, Professional Members have full voting rights, may be office bearers of the Institute, and can nominate applicants for membership.

 

Applications to become a Professional Member

To become a Professional Member of AIFST you will need to supply:

  1. Relevant experience via current CV
  2. Support from two nominators.

To apply for Professional Membership, please contact [email protected] with a copy of your CV, evidence of qualifications (if applicable) and have your two supporting AIFST Fellow/Professional members letters/email of support of the application. 

 

1. Experience

Professional members must satisfy one of the following criteria for Australian and/overseas academic qualifications and professional experience:

  1. Undergraduate or postgraduate degree (not diploma) in science, food science or technology or similar field from and Australian university, followed by three (3) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  2. Undergraduate or postgraduate degree (not diploma) in science, food science or technology, microbiology or similar field from an overseas university, followed by three (3) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  3. A degree equivalent to (1) or (2) above, followed by three (3) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  4. Undergraduate or postgraduate diploma in science, food science and technology, microbiology or similar field from an Australian university or a college of TAFE that took at least two (2) years full time or four (4) years part time to complete, followed by five (5) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  5. Undergraduate or postgraduate diploma in science, food science and technology, microbiology or similar field from an overseas university that took at least two (2) years full time or four (4) years part time to complete, followed by five (5) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  6. A diploma equivalent to (d) or (e) above, followed by five (5) years of relevant professional experience; OR
  7. If no undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field, then at least ten years of relevant professional experience.

 

2. Nominators

You will also be required to have:

  • Two nominators for Professional Member. Nominations may be either by Fellow or Professional Members of the Institute. They need to submit their support of your application in writing to [email protected]. If you do not know any current Professional or Fellow members, we suggest taking out a standard AIFST membership and attending our events and networking opportunities to grow your food industry connections. 

 

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