What we do

The Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), formally apicsAU, is a professional institute serving across the various sectors of supply chain management to foster professionalism in the supply chain.

Operating in Australia since 1963, ASCI is a non-profit organisation, with chapters nationally. 
In addition to extensive education programs, ASCI offers local activities that facilitate the exchange and advancement of practical knowledge, ideas and techniques.  Activities include meetings, short courses, site visits and conferences.

ASCI has since positioned itself as the formal professional accreditation body for Supply Chain Management in Australasia. We have developed a professional framework in line with the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) which is the government body that oversees the governance of professional bodies in Australia.

Membership of ASCI is open to any person with an interest in operations management and provides access to education programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, articles and information.

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ASCI Accredits

Gain formal recognition for your experience, knowledge and competency by registering as a practitioner. There are three practitioner registration streams available i.e. Procurement Practitioners (RegPracProc), Operations Practitioners (RegPracOps) and Logistics Practitioners (RegPracLog).

Practitioner registration is a prerequisite to registering as a Professional Supply Chain Manager (PrSCM) and is based on four components of assessment:

  1. Work Experience throughout your career from operations, to management through to executive level experience
  2. Professional Certifications in the area of registration
  3. Tertiary Qualifications in the area of registration and
  4. A practice interview with the objective to assess your ability to apply your expertise, knowledge and experience.

On successful registration, practitioners will be able to use the relevant nominals against their name.

ASCI Certifies

Gain formal recognition for your knowledge by obtaining an internationally recognised certification.
ASCI is the Australian Premier Channel Partner for APICS, an Affiliate for the Demand Driven Institute and a partner of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

ASCI Educates

Enjoy career growth, professional development and performance improvement by up-skilling with through a wide variety of short courses, seminars, podcasts, webinars, conferences and workshops ASCI hold throughout the calendar year.

ASCI Leads

Stay at the forefront of the profession by mastering a new competency or filling a knowledge gap at an ASCI peer presented keynotes, site visit, mentoring program or special interest group.

ASCI Connects

Broaden your professional network and learn from like-minded professionals through a member-only LinkedIn group, face-to-face at ASCI hosted events and programs or ASCI's Annual Conference.