Professional Standards

Professional and Practitioner Standards

The Professional and Practitioner Standards define the requirements that applicants and registrants need to meet to be registered under the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme. These registration standards are outlined below. These standards are an important part of the Professional Accreditation Scheme and all registrants will be assessed against these requirements.

The registration standards provide consistency to the process and inform decision-making when concerns are raised about the conduct and/or performance of registered Professionals and Practitioners.

1. Relevancy of Practice

All Registered Practitioners must have a certain level of work experience and qualifications, as specified by ASCI, within the years preceding registration. In this regard, Practitioner Registration is based upon providing evidence of:

Relevant Work Experience in the Sector of Registration

ASCI assesses relevant work experience on three levels:

  • Operational Experience
  • Management Experience
  • C-level/Executive Experience

Relevant Professional Certifications

During the Eligibility Assessment, ASCI will assess the submitted Professional Certifications and may require further information on these as may be required. In all cases, any certifications that are submitted for assessment, need to be accompanied by proof of currency of these certifications. Professional Certifications from ASCI’s Global Certification Partners i.e. APICS, ISM and DDI has been assessed and would not require any further clarification other than proof of the currency of your certifications.

Relevant Tertiary Certifications

In order to ensure consistency, all relevant tertiary qualifications are assessed against the Australian Qualifications Framework. (AQF). Also, in this case, copies of all documentation must be certified copies.

Relevant Application of the Experience and Knowledge

Practitioner Registration: As part of the evidence-based process towards Practitioner Registration, candidates will be interviewed on his/her experience and knowledge in the area of registration.  The outcome of the interview may be subject to a reference check.

Professional Registration: For the Professional Supply Chain Manager (PrSCM), the candidate will have to write a professional registration examination, and prepare & submit a relevant Industry Case Study. The Industry Case Study is aimed at providing evidence of the candidate's ability to apply his/her work experience and qualifications in a practical real-life environment.

2. Commitment to the ASCI Ethics Management Program

The ASCI Ethics Management Program is designed to ensure consistency in how Registered Practitioners conduct themselves within their organisation of employment and in their dealings throughout the Industry. The procedures for handling potential violations of the Code of Ethics have been developed to ensure consistency across the industry.

The responsibility for the management of the ASCI Ethics Management Program rests with the ASCI Ethics Committee, with oversight by the ASCI Board of Directors. The Ethics Committee is comprised of senior industry leaders representing corporate governance functions as well as operations.

3. Public Register

All Registered Professionals and Practitioners will be listed on a public registrant register. ASCI can impose conditions on the registration of professionals and practitioners at any time. Such conditions could be aimed to restrict a professional or practitioner’s practice in the industry, in some way, to protect the public. Conditions can be placed on a Registered Professional’s or Practitioner’s registration for disciplinary reasons, such as because ASCI has found that a practitioner has departed from accepted professional standards as set in the ASCI Code of Ethics.

4. Continuing Professional Development

ASCI requires Registered Professional and Practitioners to maintain records of CPD activities that extend or update their knowledge, skill or judgment in their area or areas of Supply Chain Management. It is expected that these activities will enable the individual to:

  • maintain technical competence;
  • retain and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace
  • be able to help, influence and lead others by example
  • successfully deal with changes in their career
  • better serve the community

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute expect Registered Professionals and Practitioners to be able to demonstrate active participation in their area or areas of Supply Chain Management during the three years CPD Maintenance period.

The ASCI CPD Policy provides guidance to Registered Practitioners in the application of the registration standards. Access this information via the ASCI Website.

5. Professional Indemnity Insurance

All Registered Professionals must have Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) arrangements that comply with the relevant registration standard, for all aspects of their profession. This standard only applies to Professional Registration. Once formal legislation is passed, the legislative requirements will determine the level of Professional Indemnity Insurance, to the level that the legislation will provide a maximum cap to any indemnity claims for ASCI Professional Members. Prior to that which ASCI will set the level of PPI from time to time.

Initial registration and annual renewal of registration requires a Professional Indemnity Certificate of Currency to confirm that he/she has the appropriate PII arrangements. Professional Members who are covered by indemnity insurance of their employer must provide a certified copy of the Certificate of Currency with evidence that he/she is covered under the company's indemnity insurance.