University Course Accreditation

The RACI works in partnership with higher education institutions to ensure their chemical science programs are of a professional and high-quality standard. This partnership aims to ensure their students are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a practising chemist.

The revised RACI accreditation process is based upon the threshold learning and teaching outcomes standards statements for chemistry. The standards are based upon the Australian Learning & Teaching Council published Learning & Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Science.

General definitions

Learning outcomes: The set of knowledge, skills and/or competencies a person has acquired and is able to demonstrate after completion of a learning process. In the Australian qualifications framework (AQF) these are expressed in terms of knowledge, skills and application.

Threshold: Minimum standard of achievement or attainment. The process includes:. 

  • Core knowledge - principles and concepts of chemistry.
  • Core practical skills - recognised methods and appropriate practical techniques and tools that underpin these principles and concepts.

    Accredited Degree Programs

    The following degree programs have been accredited by the RACI:- 

     State / University

    Accredited Degree Program

     NSW - Macquarie University
    • Bachelor of Science Chemistry major
    • Bachelor of Advanced Science Chemistry major 
    NSW - University of Western Sydney  
    • BSc (Chemistry)
    • BSc (Chemistry Major)
    • Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry Major) BSc (Chemistry)/Bachelor of Laws
    • BSc (Chemistry)/Bachelor of Arts
    • BSc (Chemistry)/Bachelor of Business & Commerce
    • BSc (Chemistry Major)/Bachelor of International Studies Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science
    • Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry)
    NSW - University of New England
    • Bachelor of Science Chemistry major

    NSW - University of New  South Wales

    • Bachelor of Science
    • Bachelor of Advanced Science Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry
    VIC - The University of  Melbourne
    • BSc Chemistry program
    VIC - RMIT
    • Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)
    • Bachelor of Science (Dean’s Scholar) (Honours) (Chemistry)
    • Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) 
    • Bachelor of Business (Management)
    • Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry) 
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) (Honours)
    VIC - La Trobe Bundoora
    • BSc (Chemistry) 
    QLD -  Griffith University
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree Nathan Campus
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree Gold Coast Campus
    • Bachelor of Biomolecular Science (Medicinal Chemistry) Nathan Campus
    • Bachelor of Forensic Science (Chemical) – Nathan Campus 
     QLD - JCU
    • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry major
    WA - Curtin University
    • Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry 
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree
    • Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) degree 
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)/Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) double degree
    WA - UWA
    • Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry 
    WA - Murdoch
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) degree
    SA - Flinders
    • Bachelor of Science (Chemical Sciences)
    • Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology), with streams -Biomedical Nanotechnology and Quantum Nanostructures
    • Bachelor of Science (Forensic and Analytical Sciences), with a stream in Forensic and Analytical Chemistry
       Degree programs being accredited
    VIC - Deakin
    • Bachelor of Science (major in Chemistry)
    • Bachelor of Science (major in Chemistry and Materials Science)
    • Bachelor of Forensic Science (major in Forensic Chemistry)
    NSW - Charles Sturt


    • Bachelor of Science (Analytical Chemistry major)
    SA - University of Adelaide Courses being re-aligned
    QLD - UQ Courses being re-aligned