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Accrediation, which allows the
member the use of the postnominals GAustMS,
MAustMS, or FAustMS, is a
way of the Society recognising a member's qualifications and
The scheme by which members may apply for accreditation is
described in detail in the Gazette, Vol. 20, No. 3
(August 1993), 91-95. The formal adoption of the scheme by the
Society was announced in March 1994.
The following section of the Society's
Constitution describes the three levels of accreditation.
III. Optional accreditation
- 17. An Ordinary Member or a Sustaining Member may apply to the
become a Graduate Member, Accredited Member or
Fellow. The Council
and issue, and may revise from time to time, Rules which shall give
the following requirements.
- (a) A Graduate Member shall have completed a degree or diploma
at a recognised
university or college, the studies for which shall include as a major
an area of mathematics, and shall be currently employed or occupied in
development, application or teaching of an area of mathematics.
- (b) An Accredited Member shall have completed a postgraduate
degree in an
area of mathematics at a recognised university or college, or shall
equivalent qualifications, and shall have been employed for the
years in a position requiring the development, application or teaching
area of mathematics.
- (c) A Fellow shall be a person who currently has or
previously has had the
qualifications of an Accredited Member and who, in addition, is deemed
Accreditation Committee (see Paragraph 19(a)) to have demonstrated a
of attainment or responsibility in an area of mathematics and to have
substantial contribution to mathematics or to the profession of
or to the teaching or application of mathematics.
- 18. An Honorary Member shall have the right to become a Fellow
application to the Council and without payment of a fee.
- (a) The Council shall establish an Accreditation
Committee to receive and
investigate applications for designation as a Graduate Member,
Member or Fellow and to administer the Rules described in Paragraph
- (b) In its determinations, the Accreditation Committee shall
interruptions to employment such as temporary unemployment and
- (a) A Graduate Member may use the abbreviation GAustMS.
- (b) An Accredited Member may use the abbreviation MAustMS.
- (c) A Fellow may use the abbreviation FAustMS.
- (d) The designations and the use of the abbreviations in (a),
(b) and (c)
are the rights of that class of Member only while the member remains a
financial member of the Society and while the occupational
Paragraph 17 continue to be satisfied. The occupational requirements
deemed to be satisfied by Honorary Members and in the case of
employment such as temporary unemployment and parental leave and they
be applied in the case of retirement or promotion to an administrative
- 21. A fee shall accompany each application to the Accreditation
The fee shall be additional to the annual subscription charged by the
and shall be the only charge for accreditation.
Guideline for election as a Fellow
The Council of the Society has approved the following Guidelines for
election as a Fellow. An applicant shall satisfy one of the following
- be at least a Level D Academic at an Australian University;
- be at least of rank deemed by Council to be equivalent to
that of a Level D Academic in a non-Australian University;
- be at least of rank Principal Research Scientist in the
- have completed a postgraduate degree in an area of
mathematics at a recognised university or college and have been
employed for at least seven years in a position requiring the
development, application or teaching of an area of mathematics. This
may include publishing in recognised mathematics journals, extensive
use of mathematics in industrial problems, supervision of research
students in mathematics, success in obtaining research grants, service
to mathematical societies or the administration of mathematics at a
Further information about the society may be
obtained from the Treasurer:
- Dr A. Howe
- Department of Mathematics
- Australian National University
- ACT 0200
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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