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.
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:
- Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
- Master of Social Work
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.
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.
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.