While the ACMA supports the development of member companies and individuals to improve their professionalism and competitiveness it’s a firm belief of the board that membership alone, should benchmark a the business as a “Quality” firm with sound ethics and industry recognition of their ability.
In support of this stance, it is a requirement that all company or Sole Trader members must have a minimum of 12 months operating experience. Applicants with fewer than 12 months of trading history are welcome to join as associate members until such time as they have accumulated the prerequisite experience.
Company membership applies to their nominated representative only, not all staff.
Applicants should note that it is also a requirement of the ACMA that all modelling and detailing projects are completed using only licensed cad software. In light of this requirement, your application must include;
Proof of ownership for all CAD software in use or advertised as in use by the applicant.
The proof of ownership will also support the claim for the number of employees at the company.
By signing the application, Sole Trader & Company membership applicants declare that their drawing office practices comply with the Australian Steel Detailers Handbook or similar for other the detailing of other materials.
Company member applicants must be head-quartered in Australia, with local capacity and complies with the Federal Government’s local Content definition in the Local Industry Policy. (LIP)
The key LIP criteria are:
Development of long-term, internationally competitive, local services industry
Provide employment, training and skill development to its Australian staff
Promotion of value-adding activities
Opportunities for participation by local industry
Support for other industry development activities, such as new investment, innovation and research and development.