The framework of membership has been designed to:
Be relevant for all employment and related services industry professionals;
Provide a registration entry point that reflects the Professional Members’ experience, qualifications and observed service delivery;
Provide industry-wide recognised professional membership and certification of professional status;
Enhance the professional recognition of employment and related services industry professionals within and outside the industry;
Promote the values of respect, professionalism, integrity and accountability in service delivery and reflective practice; and
Provide a continuing education framework to support the currency of skills and expertise.
So where do I fit?
The framework consists of four categories of professional membership, all based on a combination of experience, qualification and observed service delivery. Distinct from the four categories of professional membership is the Life Fellow which is awarded (rather than applied for) to individuals who have made significant contribution to the development of the employment and related services industry, and involves an extensive nomination and validation process.
Professional membership is open to all employment services and related industry staff.
The first category, the Affiliate of Employment Services Institute, is aimed at encouraging people aspiring to enter (or recently employed) in the employment and related services Industry an opportunity to commence their professional growth. Experience and qualifications criteria does not apply for this category, however there is a commitment to achieve Associate Member of the Employment Services Institute within 18 months.
The remaining categories are available for staff who can provide evidence of experience, qualification and observed service delivery. These categories are a recognition of the diversity of work histories, experiences and qualifications that collectively makes our industry an attractive industry of choice.