To be eligible for admission as a Provisional Member, a person must have met the educational requirements under the Core Body of Knowledge through the completion of a Professional Level Course,
By satisfying the Society that he or she has acquired the Core Body of Knowledge through experience and professional development in the workplace coupled with some tertiary education.
- A Professional Level Course is a course accredited by ICTAK in accordance with Guidelines for Accreditation of Courses at the Professional Level or equivalent.
- The Core Body of Knowledge clearly requires a degree at Bachelor level with, among other requirements, a concentration in Information and Communications Technology.
- Post graduate qualifications in ICT related disciplines will, by their nature, be deemed to sufficiently satisfy the requirements of a Professional Level Course.
- One year graduate diplomas (with undergraduate content) will not normally meet the requirements of the Core Body of Knowledge.
- Where the course is accredited by ICTAK the applicant need only provide proof of completion.
- In cases where the nominated course is not accredited by ICTAK at the Professional Level applicants are required to include a full official transcript that includes subjects undertaken and completed in the course for determination of the appropriate level by the Manager of Membership Standards.
- The Manager of Membership Standards will assess the course against the educational requirements of the Core Body of Knowledge.
- Demonstrated Equivalence requires applicants for Member level who do not have a required professional level qualification to apply to have their application processed based on recognition of the totality of their activity in the workplace and education.
- Applicants seeking Demonstrated Equivalence should present their curriculum vitae with details of all training and education, work experience and two referees to the Manager of Membership Standards.
- The application should include details of significant ICT projects in which the applicant played a significant role. The nature (size and complexity) on these projects will be influential in a decision as to the level of membership to be offered to the applicant. The applicant may also be required to attend an interview either in person or by phone
- It is difficult for the Demonstrated Equivalence process to be successful for Member level in cases where an applicant has relevant professional ICT experience only. To be eligible for the Demonstrated Equivalence process a person should normally have a qualification at least at the Diploma level or a degree in a non-ICT area with evidence of professional development and experience over a reasonable period.