The AIPI was established to provide the members with a professional organisation which could develop an awareness amongst stakeholders and increase the educational and professional standards of the investigatory industry. The following are the formal Aims and Objectives of the AIPI.
- Develop and promote the AIPI as the premier organisation of professional investigators in Australasia through government and private sector organisations;
- Establish a standard of professional conduct incorporated in a code of ethics and ensure members abide by that code of ethics;
- Promote prevention and awareness of fraud;
- Accredit the specialist skills of AIPI members;
- Promote and assist in the professional development of AIPI members and Associates;
- Develop, implement and facilitate compliance with the partnership arrangements with law enforcement and regulatory agencies;
- Take remedial and disciplinary action against members and associates where appropriate;
- Cooperate with educational institutions and other organisations in developing recognised standards of investigative practice;
- Foster relationships between the AIPI and other bodies with similar aims in order to discuss matters or exchange information of common interest or concern;
- Provide a united response to public debate on issues affecting the investigative profession;
- Foster fellowship, and establish standards of professionalism within the Institute by organising conferences and seminars, and providing lectures on topics concerning the industry;
- Provide a membership database for the benefit of Institute members.