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Learning Materials

The below learning materials and resources are valuable asset for CHIA candidates.


AIDH Members* – $55 inc GST (login to receive member rate)

Non-members – $77 inc GST

CHIA Challenge and Official Study Guide

CHIA Challenge is a practice exam created for you to familiarise yourself with the format of the CHIA exam.

This 32-question practice exam reflects the same competencies as the CHIA exam. The questions are different from the questions contained in the CHIA exam, and as such may not refer to current policies and practices. Feedback received during this practice exam may help you identify areas for further review or study. Performance on this practice exam should not be considered predictive of final performance on the actual CHIA exam. You have 2 attempts at CHIA Challenge with no expiry date. Please note the questions in both attempts are exactly the same.

To help prepare for the CHIA exam, as an added bonus by completing the CHIA Challenge you receive the official CHIA Study Guide. The guide provides a list of reading resources that address each tested competency.

Note: Purchasing CHIA Challenge and Official Study Guide does not confirm your eligibility to register and sit CHIA.


AIDH Members* – $225 inc GST
Non-Members – $315 inc GST

NOTE: If you purchased the first edition of A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia, please email [email protected] for a special price to purchase the second edition. Second edition was released in May 2017.

AIDH Members* – $70 inc GST
Non-Members – $98 inc GST

A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia (2nd edition) – PDF copy

A Practitioner’s Guide to Health Informatics in Australia is a comprehensive body of knowledge (1000+ pages) covering the competencies tested in the CHIA exam; a valuable asset for CHIA candidates.

The Practitioner’s Guide has also been developed with other purposes in mind, including orientation for professionals such as clinicians or ICT professionals new to health informatics and updates for health informaticians wishing to maintain the currency of their knowledge, irrespective of certification. It focuses explicitly on the needs of practitioners in the field of health informatics in Australia.

  • Covers all of the 52 CHIA competencies at the level of competence required (knowledge, comprehension, application or analysis)
  • Aimed at helping candidates achieve certification
  • A valuable professional and workplace resource
  • Published electronically, into 8 sections. Purchasers will be sent a zip file to download the complete book.

The 2nd edition of the Practitioner’s Guide has been comprehensively reviewed and updated, with major changes in particular to Chapter 9, Health Administration and Health Services Research, resulting from significant changes to the organisation of Australia’s health system and the governance of digital health.

*Applicable membership categories – FAIDH, Individual, Organisational, Honorary

Study groups

Reach out to the CHIA Alumni for guidance or form a study group with your peers.