Members of the Society are scientists whose professional experience and formal qualifications are judged by the ASM's National Qualifications Committee to be consistent with a professional level of commitment to their career in microbiology.


Overseas Qualification

Applicants with overseas qualifications will need to also provide a NOOSR assessment that their education qualifications are equivalent to Australian university degrees (this can be done online or by state and territory Overseas Qualifications Units (OQUs)


masm eligibility criteria:

  • Have completed the requirements of an academic qualification in microbiology at bachelor’s degree or post-graduate level acceptable to National Council. Other under-graduate awards of less than three (3) years full-time study are not acceptable.

  • Has satisfactorily completed two years of postgraduate work to advance the discipline of microbiology.

required supporting documents:

  • Declaration from a referee who is a MASM or FASM financial member of the society (MASM Referee Declaration form (see below)

    Curriculum Vitae which should include, if applicable, details such as:

    • Microbiology content of under-graduate courses;

    • Title and abstract of thesis;

    • Job experience and microbiology work experience;

    • List of publications and presentations.

  • Academic Records – if you have graduated within the past five years you must provide:

    • Copies of official academic records.

  • If you have graduated more than five years ago, you must provide:

    • Copies of degree certificates; or

    • Statutory Declaration detailing degree certificates