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About the Diploma of Investor Relations Exam


One hour


Closed book




40 Questions - Multiple choice

Exam Content:

All questions have been derived from the reference materials and presentations distributed to students throughout the Diploma course.
While questions for each online exam will be selected randomly and may appear in any order, the four general question categories are as follows:

  1. Capital markets, Investors, Valuations
  2. Law
  3. Investor Relations
  4. Case Studies

To view a sample question, please click here.

Pass Mark:

70% (Candidates will be notified immediately on completing the exam of their result.)


$368.50 (incl GST, includes one re-sit, should it be required)

Exam Eligibility Criteria:

Only students who have completed the full 3-day Diploma of Investor Relations course are eligible to sit this examination.

Students have 12 months from the date they attend the course to sit the online exam.
Outside of that time, students are required to undertake the full 3-day course again at their own cost.


On being awarded the AIRA Diploma of Investor Relations, a candidate is able to use the post-nominals DipInvRel.

 Exam Dates:

When enrolling, a candidate must nominate a date on which to sit the exam.
The online exam can be completed at any time between 9am and 5pm on the selected date.

Exam dates set for 2019 are as follows:

  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019 (enrolments required no later than 16 January 2019)
  • Friday, 22 February 2019 (enrolments required no later than 8 February 2019)
  • Friday, 15 March 2019 (enrolments required no later than 1 March 2019)
  • Thursday, 11 April 2019 (enrolments required no later than 28 March 2019)
  • Thursday, 16 May 2019 (enrolments required no later than 2 May 2019)
  • Monday, 17 June 2019 (enrolments required no later than 3 June 2019)
  • Tuesday, 16 July 2019 (enrolments required no later than 2 July 2019)
  • Wednesday, 21 August 2019 (enrolments required no later than 7 August 2019)
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019 (enrolments required no later than 11 September 2019)
  • Wednesday, 30 October 2019 (enrolments required no later than 16 October 2019)
  • Friday, 15 November 2019 (enrolments required no later than 1 November 2019)
  • Monday, 9 December 2019 (enrolments required no later than 25 November 2019)



Exam re-sit:

In the case where a candidate does not achieve the 70% pass mark, there is one exam re-sit allowed.
Candidates who are eligible to re-sit the exam will be invited to do so once a date has been set.

Where to sit the exam:

Candidates are able to choose a location of their choice to sit the online exam. The only pre-requisites are as follows:

  • The computer must have both JavaScript and Java enabled on the browser; and
  • A nominated supervisor must be approved by AIRA. (To see the eligibility criteria and the role of the supervisor, please refer to the "Appointment of Supervisor" section on page 2 of the Enrolment Form.)
The process to follow:

Complete the Enrolment Form and return it to the AIRA Secretariat by email to administration@aira.org.au
Enrolments MUST BE RECEIVED at least ten days prior to the assessment date.

Once your enrolment has been received, payment will be processed and an email sent confirming the enrolment.

One week prior to the assessment date, AIRA will distribute a "Supervisor's Kit" to all approved supervisors. This kit contains information about:

  • how to access the exam;
  • the role of the supervisor;
  • the terms and conditions in which the exam must be conducted; and
  • materials that candidates are permitted to have access to while completing the exam.

Should a nominated supervisor not meet the criteria as set out on page 2 of the Enrolment Form, the candidate will be requested to nominate an alternate.

Should an approved supervisor not receive information about the exam one week prior to the assessment date, they should contact the AIRA Secretariat on (02) 9872 9100.

For further information, please contact the AIRA Secretariat on (02) 9872 9100 or email administration@aira.org.au.

Diploma of Investor Relations Examination