Association memberships

School of Global Urban and Social Studies programs are accredited by industry, ensuring educational offerings are up-to-date and reflect best practice in industry.

Australian Association of Social Workers

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 10,000 members. 

RMIT’s social work programs are accredited by the AASW, and graduates are eligible for membership with the association. Accredited programs include:

The School of Global Urban and Social Studies is proud to have Christine Craik, National Vice President of the AASW and RMIT academic staff member, teach in these programs.

Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

RMIT’s Joseph Siracusa, Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, is the current president of Australia’s prestigious Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).

Established in 2004, CHASS promotes and provides advocacy services for humanities, arts and social sciences in Australia. The organisation provides a strong voice to the sector and helps members to contribute to public debate through programs for knowledge exchange and media awareness.

Siracusa’s vision for CHASS is to include arts (broadly defined) in the renewed debate for greater STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education at every level.

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is a national Australian organisation that sets and maintains national standards in translating and interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters who are responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian community.

All RMIT translating and interpreting programs are accredited by NAATI. 

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

RMIT has strong links with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA).

Both RMIT’s Master of Urban Planning and Environment and Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours) are accredited by the (PIA).

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer