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CHIA Examination

Becoming a CHIA involves sitting and passing the CHIA examination.

The CHIA examination content is based on the Australian Health Informatics competency framework (AHICF) comprising of 53 health informatics competencies across 6 domains of expertise.

The competency framework was developed by academic leaders in health informatics following extensive research and comparative modelling of competencies from across the globe, with the first edition published in December 2013.

The second edition of competency framework published in February 2022 encompasses the dynamic nature of digital health, the challenges, and opportunities it presents.

Designed with a focus on the Australian healthcare system, the competencies framework is the backbone of CHIA, Australia’s industry certification for health informaticians.

ABOUT THE EXAMINATION

Day study period

Examination attempts

Competency domains

Multiple choice questions

%

Pass mark required

Minutes

The CHIA examination tests whether you have the knowledge identified in Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework to perform as a health informatics professional. CHIA is a professional certification program, it is not a training program.

Competencies framework

The CHIA examination covers all 6 known domains of expertise for health informaticians.

For more details on the Australian Health Informatics Competencies Framework, download the PDF below.

Information and Communication Technology

5 COMPETENCIES

Health and biomedical sciences

10 COMPETENCIES

Information sciences

8 COMPETENCIES

Management sciences

5 COMPETENCIES

Core principles and methods

20 COMPETENCIES

Human and social context

4 COMPETENCIES

CHIA Overview

A Student's Perspective

Note: videos refer to the initial competency framework not the update released in April 2022, more information about the Australian Health Informatics Competency Framework can be found on this page.

CHIA is delivered to you by the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), a peak body for digital health representing a united and influential single voice for health informatics and digital health leaders and practitioners.