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We’ll always celebrate planners who champion, challenge, and change our profession for the better. That’s why we recognise industry-leading professionals with three special grades of membership conferred by the ž Board at their discretion.

As well as recognising Fellows and Life Fellows for their professional achievements, fellowship shows that ž values a reciprocal relationship with these members and looks to them for ongoing guidance and engagement in the future of the Institute and its members.

Fellow

Awarded to long-standing Full Members for their outstanding service to ž and the profession.

Life Fellow

Awarded to long-standing Fellows for outstanding service to ž and the profession and for creating a legacy of lasting positive change in planning.

Honorary Fellows

Awarded to people who don’t meet the requirements for Full Membership but have made a distinguished contribution to the planning profession and whose activities have promoted ž’s aims and objectives. Nominations for Honorary Fellowships can only come from the National President or a Division Committee.


Who can be nominated?

Membership Requirement

Eligibility Requirements

Fellow

Nominees must have been a Full Member for at least 10 years (not necessarily consecutive);

Demonstrated a significant and direct personal contribution to ž through active participation in a range of professionally relevant activities over an extended period.

Demonstrated significant and direct personal contribution to the profession through achievement under at least two of ž’s Strategic Pillars, which are:
i. Championing the profession to non-planners
ii. Being a thought leader for the profession
iii. Advocating & lobbying for the profession
iv. Educating & training planners

Demonstrated integrity in personal and professional conduct

Consistent attainment of ž’s mandatory Continuing Professional Development points.

Life Fellow

Nominee should be a Fellow and have a minimum of thirty (30) years membership of ž as a Full Member (not necessarily consecutive)

Demonstrated a significant and direct personal contribution to ž through active participation in a range of professionally relevant activities over an extended period.

Demonstrated significant and direct personal contribution to the profession through achievement under at least two of ž’s Strategic Pillars, which are:
i. Championing the profession to non-planners
ii. Being a thought leader for the profession
iii. Advocating & lobbying for the profession
iv. Educating & training planners

Have created a legacy of lasting positive change in planning

Demonstrated integrity in personal and professional conduct

Consistent attainment of ž’s mandatory Continuing Professional Development points.

Honorary Fellow

Nominee should not be eligible for Full Member

Made a distinguished contribution to the planning profession and/or to ž, whether through scientific, artistic, literary, political or other notable work, and whose activities promote or have promoted the aims and objectives of ž.


How to nominate

Members can be nominated by a Division Committee, by another ž member or they can self-nominate. Regardless of the pathway, nominees must give consent to be nominated.

STEP 1: Check Eligibility - Prior to starting a nomination, it is important to check that the nominee is eligible for the grade they will be nominated for. To check the eligibility of the nominee, download the Nomination Eligibility Check Form [Word] and ask the nominee to sign it and email it to the Membership Team. It’s important that the nominee is the one to send the form to the Membership Team. The Membership Team will do the checks and let both of you know the outcome.

STEP 2: Required Documents - Once eligibility has been confirmed the nomination can be pulled together. The table below outlines the required documents for each grade as well as the form templates:

Required Documents

Forms

Fellow

Fellow Nomination Form - Completed and signed by one (1) nominator and three (3) seconders who must all be current ž members.

Nomination Form - Fellow (F5) [Word]
Self Nomination Form – Fellow (F7) [Word]

CV or LinkedIn profile – A brief summary of the nominee’s professional experience.

Ethical Declaration Form - signed by the nominee

Ethical Declaration Form (F1) [Word]

Photo of the nominee - high resolution profile photo suitable for use in publications or presentations

Life Fellow

Life Fellow Nomination Form - Complete and signed by one (1) nominator and three (3) seconders who must all be current ž members.

Nomination Form – Life Fellow (F6) [Word]
Self Nomination Form – Life Fellow (F8) [Word]

Testimonials from at least two (2) Fellows that substantiate the nomination

CV or LinkedIn profile – A brief summary of the nominee’s professional experience.

Ethical Declaration Form - signed by the nominee

Ethical Declaration Form (F1) [Word]

Photo of the nominee - high resolution profile photo suitable for use in publications or presentations

Honorary Fellow

Completed Honorary Fellow Nomination Form - Clearly stating the contribution of the candidate to the planning profession or its profile, and why the candidate is deserving of the award. Nominations must be signed by two current Full Members of ž.

Nomination Form [Word]


Lodging a nomination

Submit your completed forms and all supporting documentation to the Nominee’s State or Territory Office.

From there the nomination will be reviewed by the nominee’s Division Committee (and their Fellows Subcommittee if they have one) and if all goes well, it will be considered by ž’s Board at their next meeting. If it’s approved, we’ll award it to the nominee at an appropriate event held during the year.


Helpful and important details

To give your nominee the best chance of success and to make sure their achievements stand out on the page it is important that the completed nomination form provides enough information to be reviewed and approved by Division committee and the Board.

We have put together a Nomination Guidance document to give some tips and tricks to writing a good nomination. We encourage nominators to download and read through this document prior to writing the nomination.

Download the PDF here.

Division Commitee Members can download their own version of the PDF from the Division Committee (policies and forms) section of their Members Account.


Questions about our process?

We’re always here to help. Get in touch with us at membership@planning.org.au or 02 6262 5933 or contact the relevant State or Territory Office.