Free membership for full-time students

The ASI offers free online membership to full-time students studying Bachelor degrees in engineering, construction or architecture and enrolled in universities in Australia or diploma courses at TAFEs in Australia.

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  • Need data on steel design to AS 4100 Steel Structures Code?
  • Want access to specialised technical information via the eLibrary?
  • Need to become acquainted with industry best practice to assist your career?
  • Want to compare notes with industry leaders at case study and seminar evenings?

Membership includes free access to all digital resources of the ASI eLibrary, including the dedicated Student Resources section. The section provides comprehensive information on structural steel, including an overview of steelmaking and the steel supply chain, the fabrication and erection of steel, and video clips on Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel.

An ASI Student Member can also purchase one hard copy of the latest edition of the Design capacity tables for structural steel, Vol 1: Open sections at the lowest discounted price of $66.00 (incl. GST) (normal ASI member price for hard-copy: $99.00). ASI Bookshop publications and event registrations may be purchased at the member discount according to the conditions for ASI individual members.

Once registered online for ASI Student Membership, you go through a brief approval process after which you gain access to the ASI Member Area. Free ASI Student Membership is for a maximum of five years and is available to full-time students only.

Register for your free membership

The Australian Steel Institute is an internationally respected organisation with extensive contacts throughout the building and construction industry in Australia and overseas. Being a part of the ASI enables you to keep in touch with the latest developments in steel design and construction.

We are serious about supporting students. Our State Managers provide lectures to students on the practical applications of structural steel. We also provide lecturers with resources for teaching purposes and present awards to the top third year civil/structural engineering students.

We look forward to welcoming you as a Student Member. If you have any enquiries please contact the ASI at or 02 8748 0180. You must upload proof of full-time study (ID card or drivers' licence is not sufficient).