Professional Organisations

Membership of professional organisations and societies can be of great benefit to postgraduate students, early career researchers, and young professionals. Here are some organisations that might be beneficial for our scholars at KLC. The range of disciplines represented reflects the interdisciplinarity of KLC’s community.

Australian Association of Social Workers

The AASW is the professional body for social workers. They set the benchmarks for professional education and practice in social work and have a strong voice on matters of social justice, human rights and issues that impact upon the quality of life of all Australians.

Australian Computing Society

As the professional association and peak body representing Australia’s ICT sector, ACS delivers authoritative independent knowledge and technology insights, building relevant technology capacity and capability that catalyses Australian innovation and speeds the adoption of technology for the benefit of commerce, government and society.

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute

AHURI is a national independent research network with an expert not-for-profit research management company, AHURI Limited, at its centre. As the only organisation in Australia dedicated exclusively to housing, homelessness, cities and related urban research, AHURI is a unique venture. Through their national network of university research partners, they undertake research leading to the advancement of knowledge on key policy and practice issues.

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) is the peak professional body representing medical scientists working throughout Australia in all disciplines of medical laboratory science.

Australian Institute of Physics

The Australian Institute of Physics is dedicated to promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community through government, legislation, education and university and industry research. They offer heavily discounted membership rates for postgraduate students.

Australian Mathematical Association

The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) is the national society of the mathematics profession in Australia. They represent all professional mathematicians in Australia, both pure and applied.

Australian Society of Authors

The ASA is the professional association for Australia’s authors and illustrators. They provide advocacy, support and advice for authors and illustrators in matters relating to their professional practice.

Mathematical Association of South Australia

The Mathematical Association of South Australia Inc (MASA) is the SA Affiliate of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. (AAMT). Student membership is free of charge and student entry to most MASA events is heavily discounted. Members receive a 10% discount on resource purchases. Membership is aimed at teachers of mathematics from reception to year 12.

Royal Australian Chemical Institute

The RACI is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

Royal Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia, representing 11,000 members. The Institute works to improve our built environment by promoting quality, responsible, sustainable design.

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