Australian Institute of Office Professionals

Who are we

AIOP is the only professional association for office professionals in Australia which covers a huge range of job titles including Executive Assistants, Personal Assistants, Executive Officers, Office Managers, Administrators, from entry level to executive level and from a variety of industries. AIOP is managed by volunteers by its members for its members. 

AIOPs objectives include: making available to members training, and advancement of education as an office professional; to promote continuous development and advancement of education to members; and to advise on and establish training programmes, seminars, course examinations, to be provided by qualified trainers for members and the community desirous of entering a career path as an office professional.

AIOP is affiliated with similar professional associations in the (AAPNZ) New Zealand, WA-Alliance Interim Council, USA, UK, Asia, and South Africa.


AIOP Constitution 2019 


Vision and Purpose


To be the leading organisation that provides pathways to education, who develops and mentors its members as office/administrative professionals.


  • Empowers and promotes excellence in the role of the office/administrative professional.
  • Establishes collaborative relationships and forms strategic alliances to advance continuous professional and personal development.
  • Links members with opportunities for mentoring.  


AIOP National Theme 2021

AIOP's theme is Your Potential | Your Future 2021.  The reason behind the theme is You don't know what you don't know". The most effective way to learn about new things is by hanging out with people that do the same kind of work and to share ideas and stories.

AIOP provides professionals at all stages of their career networking and personal and professional development events and forums so they can identify opportunities and realise their potential. We provide the structure and support network to then assist you in achieving your potential.


AIOP National Theme 2020

AIOP's theme is  See Change | Be Change 2020 which builds on our 2019 AIOP National Conference where ‘change’ was identified as the biggest factor facing Office Professionals in the workplace today. The rate of change is increasing rapidly in our workplaces, with industry leaders placing importance on Office Professionals adopting a ‘change mindset’ to ensure they remain relevant.

In 2020, we encourage all Office Professionals to set their 2020 vision by identifying opportunities for change within themselves, their workplaces, setting goals to achieve the desired change and finally, embodying that change. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi