Australian Institute of Landscape Designers & Managers (AILDM)
The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers Ltd (AILDM) is a national association serving landscape designers, landscape managers and other associated landscape professionals. The Institute is managed by a biennially-elected National Council.
Members are landscape designers, landscape architects, landscape managers, contractors, project managers, consultants, town planners, maintenance contractors and journalists. A number are specialists in fields such as bush regeneration, heritage planning, playground design, arboriculture, irrigation and environmental conservation. Membership of AILDM is now being used as an automatic credential for eligibility for the submission of landscape plans with development applications by an increasing number of councils.
AILDM is engaged in encouraging professional practice in landscape design and management among its members. The Institute seeks to enhance the professional standing of members among the broader horticulture, landscape and building industries, as well as the general public. Additionally, AILDM promotes the benefits of using professional landscape designers through its involvement in magazines and garden show activities. One of the strengths of AILDM members is their horticultural knowledge, which combines well with their understanding of structural landscaping requirements.
AILDM offers the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, enhance business practice through further education and access a range of services including insurance, marketing opportunities, seminars and informal 'get-togethers'. AILDM's Continuing Professional Development Program requires members to increase their skills and knowledge to stay at the forefront of the industry, and recognises this achievement.
Our quarterly journal, Landscape Outlook, provides educational articles, industry and institute news, product and plant information and book and garden event reviews to members and subscribers. AILDM members are also kept informed on industry events and developments through its website and enewsletter.
AILDM promotes excellence in landscape design through its annual Landscape Design Awards. An independent panel of judges with expertise in landscape design assess the entries and ensure the required standard of excellence is achieved and recognised. Industry members and the public can view the winning designs on AILDM’s website, Instagram and Facebook pages. The awards highlight not only the exceptional quality of the work of AILDM members but also the extent to which they contribute to communities throughout Australia.
A Diploma specialising in Landscape Design is the basic qualification for membership, but landscape designers with other similar tertiary qualifications or extensive industry experience are encouraged to apply.
All applicants for full membership are required to submit a portfolio of their work in addition to evidence of any qualifications held. Allied industry professionals may obtain affiliate membership, while those studying can join as student members, and if you have recently graduated there is the recent graduate membership.
For a full list of AILDM members refer to our website www.aildm.com.au
CONTACT & INFORMATION
Australian Institute of Landscape
Designers & Managers Ltd
Box 48, 12 Phillip Mall, West Pymble NSW 2073
P 0422 970 618