What is the ICI?

The Institute is a Not for Profit organisation whose Members are individuals in the industry. We are governed by a Board that are all ICI CIM Members.

We are built by the industry for the industry. Our Mission says it all: “We will provide industry standards and recognition, continual professional learning, and networks that support the futures of civil infrastructure supervisors and managers”

What are the Benefits of Joining ICI?

The list is long…

  • Significant discounts on training
  • Access to learning events
  • Access to Grading…and postnominals
  • Recognition in the industry
  • Access to the ICI Core Advantage
  • Access to regular industry updates

Access to a networked community of civil people

What is the Learning Program?

The ICI Learning Program supports the career journey of an individual working in management or supervision in the civil infrastructure industry.

The Learning Program is suite of Learning Courses and Learning Events

Learning Course content focuses on three civil specific skill-set areas:  

  1. Technical (Civil) Management
  2. People Management
  3. Business & Operations

These courses are typically between 2 and 4 hours long.

Learning Events are conferences and seminars that provide the opportunity to learn and network.

Who can be part of the ICI Learning Program?

Anyone who works in the civil infrastructure industry can participate in the Courses and/or join ICI as an Entrant CIM. Student Members and Affiliates will also have access to Events and Courses, but do not have any CPD points requirements.

Do I have to be a Member to do the training?

No. The Learning Courses are open to everyone. Members of ICI pay an annual fee and that fee goes towards administration of ICI, and so they get a significant discount on course cost.

Is there much variety in the training?

Yes!  We have over 70 courses on offer.

Do I have to have a degree to join ICI?

No. While a person with formal educational qualifications from the ICI approved list of civil qualifications can join as an Entrant CIM, another way to enter is to simply manage another human in the civil space.

Can I join ICI as a student?

Yes. Those studying a course on the ICI approved list of civil qualifications list can join as ‘Student CIM’.

What’s an “Affiliate” Member?

Affiliate Members are in the industry, but are suppliers or service providers. They do not have any civil related qualifications or experience managing people in a civil construction company.

What are the CPD obligations?

CIM Members who attend Learning Program gain continual professional development (CPD) points for doing so.

Each CIM must earn a minimum number of CPD every three years.  

Where is the Program to be delivered?

The Institute is a national body, however the initial launch in November 2018 offers delivery in NSW only. The delivery model is very flexible, with face to face and video conferencing facilities provided to ensure participation can occur from anywhere.

I live in a regional area outside Sydney, can I still do training?

Yes! The Program will offer video conferencing access so you can join in the class-room and interact with other participants.

Do I have to follow a set course program?

No. Participants can self-select Learning Courses based on their learning needs and interests. With over 80 courses on offer, there is something for everyone!

However, for those who want it, we have set out CORE Learning Programs. Undertaking these CORE courses will give you additional points towards your Grading Assessment.

Who can get Graded?

Only CIM Members can apply for a Grading.

Is Grading done by an exam?

No. Members apply for a Grading when their experience reflects they are ready. There is no submission, paperwork or forms to fill in. Members simply update their Career History on the Member portal and, when they have enough score, apply for that Grade. Grading recognises this experience, knowledge and skills and awards the individual the right to use associated letters after their name (post nominals).

Do I have to apply for Grading?

Aside the first Grade from Entrant to Practitioner which must be done within 3 years of joining, no. This amount of time is definitely enough to gain the experience necessary to achieve the Grading.

Is ICI expensive?

No. The Institute is a Not for Profit organisation committed to building a strong, sustainable civil infrastructure industry and skilled workforce. This is reflected in our fee structure, which is low by comparison to other like professional development programs.

Memberships is just a few hundred dollars each year and for most in the industry is likely tax deductible.

Each Learning Course and Learning Event has a fee when you register which will be set according to variables like site, length, complexity etc.

Who will deliver the Learning Courses?

The expertise needed by our industry is housed largely within our Learning Partners. They construct and deliver training tailored specifically to the needs of the civil industry.

Could I be a Presenter with ICI?

We would be pleased to hear from those who believe they have skills or expertise that might be relevant. Please use our contact us form.