AusIMM Course Recognition

What is AusIMM Course Recognition?

The AusIMM offers a list of courses that have been reviewed by the AusIMM society responsible for that discipline, or a committee of that society and then approved for recognition by the AusIMM Board.

AusIMM recognises these courses can lead to a successful career working within the minerals industry. Graduates of recognised courses also become eligible to apply for the appropriate grade of AusIMM membership.

AusIMM course recognition is not the same as course accreditation which involves a different evaluation process and outcome. AusIMM does not accredit courses.

For students

Course recognition provides pending and current students guidance on relevant tertiary pathways into the minerals industry. For more information on these pathways, please visit our Careers page.

For universities

Course recognition provides collaboration with the AusIMM and our members. We aim to promote the study of minerals sector technology and support Australian universities in creating world class minerals industry professionals who continue developing their skills throughout their careers.

How are courses recognised?

Courses are reviewed by the Society Committee or a Review Committee relevant to that discipline (e.g. mining engineering, geoscience, metallurgy or environmental science).

The Committee’s recommendation is then forwarded to the AusIMM Board of Directors for approval.

AusIMM staff liaises with the academic faculty of recognised courses. for ongoing support and engagement.

Types of recognition offered

Professional Recognition

Courses recognised under this category provide a three or four year undergraduate degree sufficient to meet the application requirements for Graduate grade membership of the AusIMM.

Students completing these courses will be eligible to apply for Member or Fellow grade of AusIMM membership or Chartered Professional accreditation once they have accumulated the requisite years of work experience.

Technical Recognition

Courses recognised under this category provide a certificate or diploma and will produce graduates who are eligible to apply for Associate grade of AusIMM membership. They may become eligible for entry into Member grade through additional study and work experience.

Postgraduate Recognition

Courses recognised under this category will produce graduates who are eligible to apply for Member or Fellow grades of AusIMM membership or Chartered Professional accreditation, depending on their level of work experience.

While the AusIMM continually attempts to include all relevant educational pathways on this list, due to the changing nature of degrees, not all relevant pathways may be listed. The university heads of department from relevant courses not listed above are invited to contact us at education@ausimm.com.au