Australian Institute of Office Professionals

Who are we

AIOP is the only professional association community for office and administrative professionals in Australia which covers a large 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 


Statements of Purpose 


To be the leading organisation for administrative professionals that develops and mentors its members, through career development with pathways to education and training.



AIOP’s purpose is to empower and promote excellence and best practice in the administrative profession and to establish collaborative, strategic alliances to advance continuous professional and personal development.



In order to achieve our Purpose –

1.         Provides professional development opportunities

2.         Develops pathways to vocational education and training

3.         Mentors members

4.         Offers networking opportunities

5.         Establishes collaborative relationships and form strategic alliances

6.         Promotes the value of our profession

7.         Remains a sustainable association

8.         Provides resources to assist our profession in best practice



AIOP National Theme 2021

This year'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 connecting 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.  AIOP provides the structure and support network to assist you in achieving your potential.