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 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.

Chemistry Academic Standards Statement

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.


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
  • 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) 
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)
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 
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry major [Provisional]
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
  • Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry 
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
NSW - Charles Sturt


  • Bachelor of Science (Analytical Chemistry major)
SA - University of Adelaide In progress
QLD - QUT In progress
QLD - UQ In progress