Types of Membership

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When you become a member of Design Matters National, you join one of the most highly recognised innovative and collaborative networks of industry professionals in Australia. . The professional development Design Matters National has the resources and training that will boost your career, your business and your leadership to success.

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Full Membership

$43.00 per month

Full Members must be Registered Building Practitioners (Draftsperson, Building Design (Architectural), (Interior) or (Services) and Architects). We welcome sole practitioners, principals, directors, managers and senior employees of building design practices.

Individual Membership

$22.00 per month

Individual members are not Registered Building Practitioners. They must however, be employed in a design practice and supervised by a Registered Building Practitioner within that practice.

Student Members

Students not yet employed in the building design industry, who are undertaking a recognised building design course, Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) or Advanced Diploma of Interior Design can become a member. A student membership expires upon three years or at commencement of employment within the building design profession.

Graduate Members

$11.00 per month

Recent graduates employed in the building design industry, who have undertaken a recognised building design course, Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) or Advanced Diploma of Interior Design can become a member. A graduate membership expires upon one year from the date of the completion of their building design course.


Corporate Membership

$43.00 per month

Corporate membership is available for industry partners that have an alliance or association to building design. Thermal Performance Assessors, manufacturers, product suppliers, consultants, educational institutions, building town planners, surveyors and engineers are all classified as corporate members.

Join as a Corporate Member Join as a Corporate Assessor Member Join as a Corporate Sponsor/Partner

Entitlements

  • Your business listed on the DMN website Member Directory popular with consumers seeking professionals for their building projects
  • Entry into the Design Matters National Annual Building Design Awards competition
  • Use of the Design Matters National Member logo on drawings, plans, promotional and business materials
  • Access to competitively priced products and services offered through the DMN partner network and through our web shop
  • Discounted fees on registration across all in-person and online educational seminars including site tour experiences
  • Automatic subscription to the DMN weekly enews and the highly regarded Intersect magazine
  • Option to join the Design Matters National Mentor Program focussing on the students and graduates of building design
  • Unlimited advertising on the DMN website to locate a new employee for your business or to promote your own expertise and experience.
  • Access to the DMN member only Facebook forum, a live community of industry experts who collaborate on a range of topics to help each other.
  • Reduced rates for business promotion on all DMN marketing material and also at events
  • Access to the Design Matters National Frequently Asked Questions portal and Help Desk [Accredited Thermal Performance Assessors only]


Recognised Members

Fellow

A Member that has provided significant service to the Association and/or to the industry may be nominated to become a Fellow of the Organisation. The annual fee paid by Fellows is equivalent to the Full Member fee.

Life Member

A Fellow of Design Matters National may be considered as a Life Member if he or she has held continuous membership of Design Matters National for at least fifteen years and has made a significant contribution to the Association and/or to the advancement of the building design profession. The annual fee paid by Life Members is equivalent to the Full Member fee.

Honorary Members

A person who has made a significant contribution to the Association and/or to the advancement of the profession of building design, may be admitted as an Honorary Member at the invitation of the Association. There is no annual fee payable by Honorary Members.

Retired Member

A Retired Member has reached the age of retirement and ceased to work in a design practice by relinquishing their registration with the Building Practitioners Board. The annual fee paid by Retired Members is equivalent to one-tenth of the Full Member fee.