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Why should I join the ACS?

The ACS has over 22,000 members who joined for the following reasons:

  • Recognition: members are recognised as Certified Professionals who abide by a code of ethics that makes them stand out from the rest.
  • Success: as a member of the ACS, you will have access to professional development and networking opportunities to help you achieve your goals
  • Job opportunities: increase your chances of landing your dream job by networking with your peers and staying at the forefront of technology
  • Rewards: we offer discounts on a wide range of services from restaurants to home loans.

Who is eligible for ACS membership?

Membership is open to individuals over 16 years of age who are engaged in or training for ICT practice which, either directly or indirectly, calls upon their ICT knowledge, skills and experience.

I am a contractor/consultant, what is the benefit of ACS membership to me?

In addition to our ongoing member benefits, as a Certified Professional (CP), you can be protected with limited liability on your Professional Indemnity Insurance through the ACS Professional Standards Scheme.

What is the structure of ACS membership?

The ACS membership structure has four membership grades:
  • Associate
  • Member
  • Senior Member
  • Fellow
When you first join the ACS, you will be automatically graded as an Associate Member. When you are ready, you can apply for Certification.

I’m an Associate Member, and I would like to be upgraded. How do I do this?

To be graded as a Member or Senior Member, you will need to apply for Certification. Through this process, the ACS will need to assess your skills, competencies and qualifications. 

Do you have special grades for students, graduates or retired members?

ACS has special membership rates for students, recent graduates, retired and unemployed members. If you are an existing member and fall into one of these categories, your membership grade doesn’t change.
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