The Australian Computer Society is an assessing authority in Australia for skilled migration in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

Society plays a primary role in collaborating with the Australian government to curate and update the diploma and advanced diploma courses one pursues in Australia.

Being the topmost authority in Australia for technology, it has a pool of 48,000 members, over 44,500 training videos, and more than 600 industry events every year.

It was formed with the view that it is essential to have precise standards in Australia’s technology training industry. It runs on the belief that students should further their knowledge beyond theory practice in diplomas. It allows the aspirants to do so by learning modular micro-credentials in niche tech areas, gaining industry certification, and keeping up with a perspective of life-long learning to deepen knowledge and stay up-to-date with certifications.

Background:

The ACS was formed from five state-based societies on January 1, 1996. Its formal incorporation in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was done on October 3, 1967. Since then, every state and territory had separate chapters.
The ACS works as being a member of the Australian Council of Professions (‘professionals Australia’), the top body for professional associations in Australia. On an international level, the ACS works as a member of the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation, International Federation for Information Processing, and The Seoul Accord.

Activities of ACS

The ACS conducts yearly conferences, numerous chapters, Special Interest Groups, and a professional development program. Members must adhere to the Code of Ethics, and a Code of Professional Conduct.

Certifications & Education offered by ACS

The ACS conducts an online Computer Professional Education Program (CPEP) for post-graduate education in a multiple subjects like Green ICT Strategies, New Technology Alignment, Business, Strategy & IT, Adaptive Business Intelligence, Project Management, Managing Technology, and Operations. These lectures are delivered via the web using the Moodle course management system.

It also offers the Diploma of Information Technology (DIT) that is equal to one academic year of Bachelor of Information Technology of other universities. Among its eight compulsory subjects are system analysis, programming, computer organization, data management, OO systems development, computer communications, professional practice, and systems principles.

The ACS also offers certifications to IT professionals at two levels, the Certified Professional and the Certified Technologist. With each certification comes a minimum level of experience and also mandates continuous CPD (Certified Professional Development) hours of learning every year. The year 2017 witnessed the launch of a cybersecurity specialization within the certification framework.

Benefits of ACS membership

By gaining access to ACS membership, the member gets world-class resources and gets an opportunity to advance his/her career in IT.

  • Learning insights

With new courses, prescribed learning journeys, vendor certification tests, certifications on completion, and personalized recommendations, you can develop new skills and hone existing ones.

  • A digital library

Through this library, the member gets access to 44,500 digital assets, exclusive training videos, recorded webinars, and knowledge from tech Nazis.

  • Career advise and a lot more

The members get tips on building a career, information for job seekers, and an opportunity to get in touch with employers spread across the tech sector.

  • A chance to network

ACS offers above 600 events to help you build a network, spot mentors, and gain from peers. Alongside, there is a myriad of webinars and virtual events to gain from the industry leaders.