The Council of Australasian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) is an incorporated entity with membership drawn from all higher education and research institutions in Australia and New Zealand, plus those in the South Pacific, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, as well as six major research organisations, UTS:Insearch and The College of Law. Members are represented by the most senior IT person in their organisation – generally their Chief Information Officer, Chief Digital Officer or Director, IT.

CAUDIT’s purpose is to support each other in leading the application of digital capabilities to transform education and research.

Three key values provide the focus for CAUDIT’s activities: connecting, enabling and challenging our members. Sharing and collaboration in a trusted environment is a fundamental benefit of CAUDIT membership.

CAUDIT provides networking opportunities, negotiates collective procurement agreements, provides professional development, undertakes benchmarking and fosters collaboration through the sharing of thought leadership, experiences and best practice among its members.

CAUDIT’s website supports these collaborative efforts by acting as both a knowledge base and a communications portal.

The Australasian Council on Open, Distance and e-learning (ACODE) is the peak Australasian organisation for universities engaged or interested in technology enhanced learning and teaching.

ACODE’s mission is to enhance policy and practice in Australasian higher education around technology enhanced Learning and teaching at institutional, national and international levels through:

  • disseminating and sharing knowledge and expertise
  • supporting professional development and providing networking opportunities;
  • investigating, developing and evaluating new approaches;
  • advising and influencing key bodies in higher education; and
  • promoting best practice.

CAUL is the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia. Its members are the “university librarian” or equivalent of institutions represented by Universities Australia.

Society is transformed through the power of research, teaching and learning. University libraries are essential knowledge and information infrastructures that enable student achievement and research excellence. CAUL makes a significant contribution to higher education strategy, policy and outcomes through a commitment to a shared purpose:

To transform how people experience knowledge – how it can be discovered, used and shared.

CAUL’s key priority is to advocate for:

  • Fair, affordable and open access to knowledge;
  • Digital dexterity – the new skills for learning and research excellence.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • Advocacy and promotion of Australian university libraries, and their enabling of student achievement and research excellence;
  • Representation of views and interests to government, regulators and other key stakeholders;
  • Establishing and fostering collaborations with allied organisations within Australia and internationally;
  • Skilled negotiation for sector-wide agreements for the procurement of electronic information resources;
  • Access to leading and innovative models and resources for the advancement of university libraries;
  • Access to an extensive program of events and special interest groups.