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Professional Standards Scheme

The ACS Professional Standards Scheme provides legal recognition of ICT as a profession for the first time. This is a step forward for the ICT profession as it identifies ICT workers as professionals on the same level as an engineers, solicitors and accountants.

The ACS Professional Standards Scheme has been approved by the Professional Standards Councils. These schemes are a part of Federal and State legislation and protect members of recognised occupational associations by limiting liability.

For applicable ACS members, liability can be limited to $1.5 million. ACS Certified Professionals (CPs) who meet the criteria and hold the requisite insurances are entitled to this new protection.

Benefits of the scheme

  • Increased personal protection - limited occupational liability is limited to $1.5 million which means members' assets are protected.
  • Improved professional standards - the Professional Standards Scheme requires members to comply with high standards of quality assurance, risk management practices and disciplinary procedures, as well as required levels of professional development. This means participants are high quality, ethical and competent individuals.
  • Market reassurance - clients and employers are reassured that participating members are focused on the highest professional standards and risk mitigation practices are in place.
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