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The Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) is a vibrant national professional Association for office professionals in Australia. 

It’s the founding body in Australia that supports the whole of the office profession and who celebrated 60 years on 28 July 2023 in Melbourne at the Karstens Offices.

AIOP is focussed on raising the profile of the profession across the business community, accelerating the professional and personal development of its members by actively promoting the standing of the profession through networking, pathways to education and training, professional and personal development events and webinars, and workshops hosted by both AIOP National and Divisions around Australia.

AIOP is affiliated with similar associations located in the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa, Asia, and New Zealand who connect with approximately 220,000 administrative professionals via various networks e.g., the 13th World Administrators Summit, 6 and 7 March 2024, Rydges Hotel, Wellington NZ, in association with and hosted by AdmiNZ.

AIOP is an Administrative Professional Associations & Networks member.

AIOP members include administrative professionals from entry level to executive management and represent a diverse range of industries and roles which include managers, executive/personal assistants, team leaders, project officers, paralegals and administrative support staff.


To be the leading Australian organisation that provides Professional and Personal Development, Pathways to Education, Annual National Awards to celebrate excellence in the profession, develops and mentors its members as Office Professionals.

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

Pillars to achieve the Purpose:

  •            Provides professional development opportunities.
  •             Develops pathways to vocational education and training.
  •             Mentors its members.
  •             Offers networking opportunities.
  •             Establishes collaborative relationships and forms strategic alliances.
  •             Promotes the value of the profession.

AIOP Constitution 2022

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AIOP National Theme 

The world has changed since the pandemic.  When the pandemic began, there was a huge change for staff and their workplaces. Clearly, the way we work has changed, its processes and how we do business. 

Now that staff are returning to the office and in some cases not full-time, many workplaces continue to go through a reinvention process.

The role of the office professional has been redefined over history and will continue to be redefined.

The theme is Redefining the role of the Office Professional.

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Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) ABN 68 004 992 527

National Secretariat:

POST: PO Box 548, South Perth WA 6951


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