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A Chartered Manager designation is the highest status you can achieve as a leader.

IML offers the prestigious and globally recognised Chartered Manager designation to leaders in Australia and New Zealand.

Through our strategic alliance with the UK’s Chartered Management Institute, IML is committed to working with individuals and employers who aspire to the highest standards of professionalism and who provide leadership with a real sense of purpose and pride in their people.

Have your leadership experience formally recognised through IML today – find out more our Chartered Manager FAQs page

The Advantages

A recognised leader

- Professionalise your leadership skills
- Demonstrate your management competence
- Add value to your organisation

New heights

- Learn with continuing professional development (CPD)
- Differentiate yourself from the competition
- Increase your employability

A Global Community

- Gain an internationally recognised leadership designation
- Join an exclusive worldwide network of top leaders

How to become a Chartered Manager

Experiential Route – Practical Online Coursework
Study an online Certificate in Management and Leadership through Switch Education for Business, looking at the key learning areas of Leading for Success and Managing for Success

Followed by completion of the Chartered Manager Assessment

Can be completed in as little as 6 months

Experiential Route – Reflective based assessment
Complete the Chartered Manager Assessment, followed by a personalised, assessor-led service to gain your Certificate. This involves an interview(s) assessing your knowledge against the certificate qualification, involving gathering work based evidence and personal research.

Can be completed in as little as 4 months

To enquire as to which route would suit you best, please forward an up to date CV and a copy of your relevant business, management or leadership qualifications (if available) to

 What does Chartered Manager Assessment involve?

  • IML will send you a submission document to complete, and assign you an Assessor
  • You will complete a formal Chartered Manager interview via telephone or Skype

The Submission document asks you to establish how, within the last 18 months, you have:

  1. Demonstrated consistent effective performance within your own organisation or a client organisation if appropriate
  2. Used your skills and expertise in leading people and managing change in a professional and ethical manner in accordance with the Code of Conduct & Practice
  3. Learned from your experience, being committed to ensuring your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

why become a Chartered Manager?

Holding an internationally recognised Chartered designation will increase your employability, demonstrate your managerial competence and prove that you possess sought-after and transferable leadership skills.

On top of your standard IML Membership benefits, as a Chartered Manager you’ll be joining a large and growing group of professionals who:
– Add value through successful leadership
– Get results by demonstrating sound leadership
– Make good leadership decisions and innovate
– Understand the key role of the leader in their organisation
– Inspire others to improve the workplace
– Work more confidently within their organisations

Find out more on our Chartered Manager FAQs page.

Fast Facts

96% use Chartered Manager as proof of experience of leading people and managing change.

83% say they are better managers after achieving the Chartered status.

On average, Chartered Managers deliver $626,309 in added value to their organisations.

real life experiences

“Leaders and managers are not born – they are trained and gain experience as they develop their careers. The Chartered Manager qualification helps solidify and recognise your knowledge and experience as a great manager and leader. The questions I considered through the application process covered the previous 18 months of my career and asked me to assess my achievements and contributions in the context of leading people, managing change and principal learnings which is valuable for improving your capacities with your current employer or in transitioning your career.

The Code of Conduct and Practice which Chartered Managers follow demonstrates the highest standards of ethics and professionalism ”

Annelies Moens, CMgr FIML
Deputy Managing Director, Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd

“I decided to gain recognition in March of 2015 because in addition to my status of Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, I really felt that I needed a point of difference from other managers.   There are a lot of managers out there and unlike any other profession it can be hard to set us apart, I really felt that I needed something that had a set of standards and could act as a stamp of approval to say “This manager does what she says she will do” therefore providing me with credibility and recognition of my status as a professional manager.  It also shows my commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) and to CMI’s Code of Practice for Professional Managers.”

Lisa Hewlett CMgr FIML FCMI
Assistant Manager Operations & Finance, Indigenous Australia Program | The Fred Hollows Foundation