About Upgrading Your Status

WOULD YOU LIKE TO UPGRADE YOUR STATUS?

Membership with RIMPA, not only provide industry recognition but also provides you with the skills and opportunities to stand out in the real world, whilst gaining the experience to help you within your career well into the future.  

The way in which we manage our membership is through a demonstration of your commitment to the company, the profession and through a demonstration of your skills and experiences.

National Archives Australia have identified 18 information management skills and 8 data skills essential for information management professionals. RIMPA has adopted these skills within a capability framework which will identify the skills of members to meet the evolving industry needs.  

These skills include the following categories: 

Information management skills: 

  • Information governance

  • Legislation and policy

  • Standards and best practice

  • Information and data leadership

  • Value of data and information

  • Risk management

  • Information security

  • Value identification, retention and destruction

  • Digital preservation and continuity

  • Business process improvement

  • Information review

  • User experience

  • Information architecture

  • Metadata

  • Tools and technologies

  • Information management functionality in systems

  • Interoperability

  • Cloud computing

Data skills:

  • Data governance

  • Data literacy

  • Data analysis

  • Data quality management (DQM)

  • Data architecture

  • Database design and data modelling

  • Reference and master data management

  • Data tools and programming

 
As you progress in your career so to should your expertise in these categories.  

To upgrade your membership, you must submit your application addressing the requirements of the status level you are applying for.  

Members must progressively upgrade into membership levels and cannot expedite status increase, unless a recommendation is made by the Board of Directors for contributions which have made a difference to RIMPA at the branch or national level. 


ASSOCIATE

Members wishing to be considered for professional status as an Associate must submit their application addressing the following:

  • Evidence of your professional experience

    • At least 3 years’ experience within the records and information management industry or 

    • Industry qualifications in records and information management (minimum Certificate IV in Recordkeeping) and at least 1 year experience in the records and management industry

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 11 of the NAA Information Management Professional capabilities at the Practitioner/skilled operational level

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 2 of the NAA Data for IM Professionals capabilities at the Practitioner/skilled operational level and 

  • Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Becoming an Associate Member of RIMPA provides you with: 

  • Post-nominals ARIM

  • Certificate of achievement stating status level

  • Ability to hold a vote at AGM, hold senior positions on Branch, and become a Director

  • A 5% discount to events (on the Individual Rate)

  • Peer and industry recognition of skill level and knowledge.

As a Professional Member you are responsible for all actions in accordance with RIMPA’s Membership responsibilities and are required to participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program.


CHARTERED

Members wishing to be considered for professional status as a Chartered Member must submit their application addressing the following:

  • Evidence of your professional experience

    • At least 5 years’ experience within the records and information management industry; or 

    • Industry qualifications in records and information management (minimum Advanced Diploma of Recordkeeping) and at least 2 years’ experience in the records and management industry

  • Evidence of achievement of the RIMPA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for the last 2 years

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 12 of the NAA Information Management Professional capabilities at the Management/Specialist level

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 4 of the NAA Data for IM Professionals capabilities at the Management/Specialist level and 

  • Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Becoming a Chartered Member of RIMPA provides you with: 

  • Post-nominals MRIM

  • Certificate of achievement stating status level

  • Ability to hold a vote at AGM, hold senior positions on Branch, and become a Director

  • A 5% discount to events (on the Individual Rate)

  • Peer and industry recognition of skill level and knowledge.

As a Professional Member you are responsible for all actions in accordance with RIMPA’s Membership responsibilities and are required to participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program.


FELLOW

Members wishing to be considered for professional status as a Fellow Member must submit their application addressing the following:

  • Evidence of your professional experience

    • At least 10 years’ experience within the records and information management industry; or 

    • Industry qualifications (minimum Bachelor level) and 5 years’ experience within the records and information management industry

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 12 of the NAA Information Management Professional capabilities at the Executive/Lead level

  • Demonstration of your experience against all criteria of 4 of the NAA Data for IM Professionals capabilities at the Executive/Lead level

  • Evidence of at least 7 years’ of membership in the Company (International Members can demonstrate 7 years’ membership with an Affiliate Company)

  • Evidence of achievement of the RIMPA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program for the last 5 years

  • Evidence of contribution to a Branch Council or National Board for a minimum of 3 years and

  • Names and contact details of 2 referees.

Becoming a Fellow Member of RIMPA provides you with: 

  • Post-nominals FRIM

  • Certificate of achievement stating status level

  • Ability to hold a vote at AGM, hold senior positions on Branch, and become a Director

  • A 5% discount to events (on the Individual Rate)

  • Peer and industry recognition of skill level and knowledge.

As a Professional Member you are responsible for all actions in accordance with RIMPA’s Membership responsibilities and are required to participate in the Continuing Professional Development Program.


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