International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March every year.  It is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.

The global UN Women theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is “ Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future.

Today, we recognise not only those women in leadership who have been pioneers in Australia, remember too, the six AIOP pioneers - 

Constance COOKE, Constance HAUSER, Rosalind MILLER, Ann MILLS, and Sheila MOORE

Who in 1963 led the way with their initiative in establishing the Institute of Private Secretaries (Australia).

AIOP is celebrating on 16 March by partnering with KARSTENS and ICMI.

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If you're an Australian-based #administrativeprofessional - this is for you!

The Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with The Global Assistant Online in 2021.  This alliance involves AIOP membership-inclusive enrolment to select hybrid e-learning and coaching programs by The Global Assistant Online to support the strategic objectives of AIOP. .

Obtain a one year membership* or membership renewal* with a power EA Course enrolment 

The Power EA International Masterclass 

Focused on building leadership skills for the global workplace. This 4-week, hybrid e-course and coaching program is designed to help you develop leadership skills. Build new skills and learn how to optimise cultural agility, communication, stakeholder management and strategic engagement through this 100% online high-end learning experience featuring on-demand lectures and weekly coaching sessions with international participants. Onboard now for January, February or March masterclass group intake. Learn More (Link: )

Sign up to an upcoming Masterclass and enjoy 5% discount off the enrolment fee with discount code AIOP05M, and receive a one year membership or one year membership renewal free of charge! (*Memberships are subject to approval by AIOP)

Regular Masterclass Enrolment fee = A$499

Your enrolment fee with discount code AIOP05M = A$474.05 – inclusive of one year membership (new or renewal).

*Memberships are subject to AIOP Approval and separate T&Cs. 

Upon enrolment you will receive your Membership Application/Renewal form with further instructions.


AIOP Events and COVID-19 (Coronavirus )



As the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic unfolds on a daily basis, please be assured our AIOP members are at the forefront of our minds.  Every day is changing and AIOP will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and we will provide regular updates and build our online capacity to support our members during the coming months.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any queries. 

Christine Stewart FAIOP
AIOP National President 


AIOP Events and COVID-19 (Coronavirus )


As the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic unfolds, please be assured the health and safety of all AIOP members is foremost in our minds and of great importance.

Currently, the risk of transmission in Australia remains low, but the situation is still evolving. At this stage, AIOP Divisions are planning to continue going ahead with scheduled events. 

We are constantly monitoring on a Division-by-Division (State-by-State) basis the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, and will keep you informed of any changes that may arise.   Every Division/State is of course different and AIOP will be guided by their local State/Territory Department of Health advice. At this time, it is business as usual until such time as the Federal Government advises us differently.

We strongly encourage all AIOP members and supporters to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You should:

  • frequently wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and using an alcohol-based hand gel;
  • refrain from touching mouth and nose;
  • if coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow – dispose of the tissue immediately after use and perform hand hygiene;
  • avoid close contact with anyone if you, or they, have cold or flu-like symptoms (maintain a distance of at least 1 metre).

Importantly, do not go to work if you are not feeling well.

The World Health Organization has valuable information on COVID-19 safety, and various useful resources from the Australian Government Department of Health. Clink on the link.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to discuss this matter further.

Christine Stewart FAIOP
AIOP National President