Professional accreditation

UOW courses are recognised internationally and in Australia through accreditation by professional organisations. The table below shows some popular courses and the relevant organisation which has accredited the course, or to which graduates are eligible to apply for membership.

In addition to completing an approved program of subjects within an accredited course, there may be additional criteria to meet professional requirements: for example some organisations require completion of a period professional experience in order to gain full membership. You are advised to check with the professional organisation directly for full details.

Professional OrganisationCourse
CPA Australia
Master of Professional Accounting*
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
In addition, the Master of Accountancy and the Master of Forensic Accounting are recognised as Specialised Master Degrees for credit into the CPA Program.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
Master of Professional Accounting*
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy)
* If you plan to obtain membership of CPA Australia and/or Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), you must apply to CPA Australia and/or ICAA for recognition of your previous studies and their suitability as a basis for membership. Any unit preclusions that are granted by the University of Wollongong will also need to be approved by CPA Australia and/or ICAA. Whether you are overseas or currently in Australia, you should commence this process before your studies at the University of Wollongong commence. Should you fail to contact CPA Australia and/or ICAA, you will risk an inappropriate enrolment and/or not meeting all entry requirements of CPA Australia and/or ICAA. It is your responsibility to determine via contact with CPA Australia and/or ICAA what studies at the University of Wollongong you need to undertake in order to qualify for associate membership of that body.

Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
also known as
Engineers Australia

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Materials, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Mining, Telecommunications)

Note: Through the Washington Accord, courses accredited by IEAust are recognised by equivalent professional Engineering authorities in the USA, UK, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and other countries.

The following specialisations have been awarded full accreditation with Engineers Australia: Civil, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical and Telecommunications Engineering.

The following specialisations have been awarded provisional accreditation with Engineers Australia: Computer, Environmental, Innovative Manufacturing, Mechatronic and Mining Engineering. Assett Management is under deferred consideration for provisional accreditation.


Australian Computer Society

The following courses are accredited at Professional level:
Master of Computer Science
Master of Computer Studies
Master of Information & Communication Technology
Master of Information & Communication Technology Advanced
Master of Information Technology Studies Advanced
Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Bachelor of Computer Science
Bachelor of Information Technology
The following courses are accredited at Associate level:
Master of Information Technology Management
Master of Information Technology Studies
Master of Health Informatics
Australian Psychological Society
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology
Australian Human Resources Institute
Master of Strategic Human Resource Management
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia
Master of Science (Logistics)
Financial Planning Association
Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
Master of Science (Nutrition/Dietetics & Exercise Rehabilitation)
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Bachelor of Exercise Science & Rehabilitation
Dietitians' Association of Australia
Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Master of Science (Nutrition/Dietetics and Exercise Rehabilitation)
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics
Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia
Bachelor of Nursing
NSW Department of Education & Training
Graduate Diploma in Education
Bachelor of Education
NSW Legal Professional Admission Board
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Bachelor of Laws
Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Australian Institute of Physics
Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Master of Medical Radiation Physics
Royal Australian Chemical Institute
Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry)
Australian Biotechnology Association
Bachelor of Medical Biotechnology
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
Master of Science (Occupational Hygiene Practice)
British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
Master of Science (Occupational Hygiene Practice)*
*Graduates from the Master of Science (Occupational Hygiene Practice) will be exempted from the Diploma Core Examination and can apply to take the Diploma Oral Examination.
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