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Why become a CHIA

Take another step on the pathway to digital health career excellence

Health informatics is fundamental to the delivery of healthcare. The need for skilled health informaticians will only grow as the volume of health information grows, along with our reliance on digital systems for managing, storing and using health data.

Be a digital health leader in your workplace! CHIA indicates to employers that you have core, up-to-date knowledge of health informatics and the ability to apply these across a vast range of delivery models and settings.

Importance of CHIA for industry


Improved effectiveness

With employees who understand digital health and health informatics

Professional development

Up-skilling of your employees based on an industry-wide set of competencies

Lead the way

With industry credibility, differentiation and professionalism


Recognise and assess the competencies required for all health informaticians


Differentiate between your health informatics workforce and others’ based on independent assessment


Hire the best

Improve your recruitment and performance evaluation processes

CHIA for individuals

Be recognised

CHIA is an independent validation of your health informatics knowledge.


Earn the right and personal satisfaction of adding the CHIA post-nominal to your name.

Competitive edge

More and more healthcare jobs are listing CHIA as a desirable qualification.

Lead the way

Signal to the world your commitment to the health informatics profession.


Become a CHIA Alumni and gain access to an exclusive community of peers and experts.

Advance your career

Discover career pathways or transition to new roles by enhancing your resume.

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 here.

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.