The Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals (AAVIP) is the first not for profit association registered in Australia for virtual professionals and the virtual business industry.
AAVIP is a member driven organisation and the members of the Board are elected by the members each year. Once a board member has served their term of office, they either nominate to become President or move off the Board for at least two years. This ensures that no one person is in control of the association and makes it a true member organisation. Members nominate to be on the board at each AGM.
The discussion to start a not for profit association for virtual assistants started at the inaugural conference for virtual assistants “VIVA” in September 2009. As a result of this discussion and agreement that there was a need for an industry body, an inaugural committee was appointed at the conference to look at putting a consultation process together to create a constitution and register the Association.
The members of this initial group were:
The Australian Association for Virtual Industry Professionals (AAVIP) is all about YOU our members, because we value the hard work and association of our members, who represent not only themselves, but their skill driven businesses.
AAVIP offers great opportunities to its members and at this time offers different options for memberships. You can join as a full member and access all our services plus a discounted rate for the quality business program. Alternatively you can just be listed in our directory or register for the quality business program as a non-member.
Full memberships offer a myriad of support, benefits and resources.
By becoming a member you will receive benefits which will connect you to a range of services and will aid in the continuing growth of AAVIP as we continue to work towards improving the visibility of the virtual industry to clients and Government on your behalf.
As a financial member of AAVIP you have free access until June 2022 to participate in our Quality Accredited Business Program.
You receive the workbook and checklist free as part of your membership and once you have completed the workbook you are normally audited at a discounted rate but this has been waived until the end of June 2022. The audit lasts for three years and you become part of a unique mastermind group for ongoing improvements, amendments and updates.
Being an accredited business will improve your business practices and improve the quality of your client services. Clients will trust you and you will be in a position to increase your rates as your credibility improves.