Professional accreditation requirements

Our courses are designed in consultation with, and accredited by, a range of external bodies and employers to help ensure that you – our graduates – are best prepared for a rewarding and life-long career.

We actively seek accreditation of our courses with a range of professional organisations. This accreditation then allows students to seek membership with these organisations. These memberships can provide a vital connection with a professional community for developing professional networks, career development, and sharing knowledge.

To obtain membership with a specific organisation, students must ensure they undertake the required sequence of units within their degree. Note that each association will have their own specific membership eligibility requirements.

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

The Australian Computer Society accredits the following undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

Bachelor degrees

  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Science Advanced (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours)

Masters degrees

  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Networks and Security

Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

The Australian Library and Information Association currently accredits the following postgraduate courses:

  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management

...where the student has undertaken:

    • FIT5086 Organisational informatics
    • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
    • FIT5090 Social informatics
    • FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice
    • FIT5105 Information access and use
    • FIT5106 Information organisation
    • FIT5146 Data curation and management
    • FIT9132 Introduction to databases

Engineers Australia

The Bachelor of Software Engineering (Honours) (2770) program is accredited for the purpose of admission to membership of Engineers Australia at the level of Professional Engineer. Graduates of this course are also eligible for professional-level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) and Australian Society of Archivists (ASA)

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia and the Australian Society of Archivists currently accredit the following courses:

  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management

...where the student has undertaken:

    • FIT5086 Organisational informatics
    • FIT5087 Archival systems
    • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
    • FIT5090 Social informatics
    • FIT5104 Information and knowledge management professional practice
    • FIT5107 Managing business records
    • FIT5146 Data curation and management
    • FIT9132 Introduction to databases