MITIE is a not-for-profit incorporated association that exists for its members. As of January 2017 there are over 1500 active members from all Australian States and Territories and New Zealand. Members come from a diverse range of backgrounds across education systems and sectors in Australia and surrounding regions. MITIE also welcomes individuals from commercial organisations that provide ICT-related goods and services to educational institutions.
MITIE members during a lunch break at the Term 4 Conference 2017 held at Microsoft's offices in Sydney
MITIE has as its purposes:
- To establish and maintain a professional organisation representing those who manage Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in educational institutions with particular emphasis on promoting, advocating for and encouraging excellence in the management of ICT in educational settings
- To co-operate and/or liaise with other relevant organisations and authorities at local, state, territory, national and international levels.
- To establish, maintain and provide a representative voice for the association’s members.
- To provide and maintain a common forum for members
- To influence and support the development and application of best practice standards and guidelines for the management of ICT in educational settings
To promote training and quality professional development opportunities for the association’s members including but not limited to:
- networking practice;
- service provision;
- financial and budget management;
- leadership and management;
- service management;
- new and emerging needs and requirements.
To promote training and quality professional development opportunities for association members through:
- organising conferences and meetings of members from time to time;
- publishing journals and papers on best practice related to the management of ICT in education and making available other professional publications;
- publishing relevant information to keep members up to date with current developments in the management of ICT in educational institutions.
- To identify and disseminate research into best practice in the management of ICT in educational settings
- To encourage and support research into best practice in the management of ICT in educational settings
- To advocate for continual improvement in the management of ICT in education reflecting advances in technologies, learning methodology and pedagogy.
Jenny Luca, MITIE Steering Committee Member and Head of Digital Learning and Practice, Wesley College Melbourne, during a presentation at the MITIE Term 3 Conference at Rosebank College, Sydney