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About ACS

We champion the technologies, people and skills critical to powering Australia’s future.

About ACS

Powering Australia’s technology brilliance.

ACS vision and mission statements


Vision statement – the future state we seek to achieve:


An Australia powered by highly skilled, diverse and trusted tech professionals inspiring positive change through technology.


Mission statement – how we will achieve our vision:


Accelerate the growth of diverse and highly skilled tech professionals, equipping them with the right skills and knowledge, networks and recognition needed to advance their careers and Australia’s technology, now and in the future.


We deliver value for our members, businesses and society in four ways:




We foster an innovative and inclusive community dedicated to powering positive change through technology.







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We set the standard for assessing, developing and recognising the skills and experience of technology professionals.



Learning Accelerator unique users 




Digital resources




We create career pathways to guide technology professionals and ensure Australia has a pipeline of talent with the right skills and knowledge. 



Accredited universities




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We assess and support skilled IT and Data Science migrants to address critical skills shortages, improve diversity and enrich Australia’s workforce. 



Skilled migrant applicants/past 12 months



ACS Professional Year graduates/past 12 months


Powering Australia’s technology community


ACS events


From skills workshops and masterclasses to inspiring speeches from thought leaders, ACS brings together diverse groups with shared interests at over 600 networking and professional development events each year.  


ACS branches


ACS branches foster local tech communities, providing ACS members with career resources and networking opportunities and in Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Technology and Innovation Hubs exclusively for ACS members. 


Powering Australia’s technology standards 


ACS Skillsoft


ACS Skillsoft is an online platform providing customised, self-serve learning and development. ACS members have exclusive access to build in-demand technical skills and critical interpersonal capabilities by exploring various courses.


ACS Certifications


ACS offers Certified Technologist (CT) and Certified Professional (CP) certifications with specialisms in cybersecurity and safety-critical systems. ACS certifications are independent, unbiased and benchmarked against SFIA.


Powering Australia’s tech professionals


ACS Aspire learning journeys 


Develop a learning plan to address skills gaps and achieve career ambitions. ACS Aspire learning journeys provide ACS members with a personalised plan to build abilities and knowledge, close skills gaps and propel them towards their future roles.


ACS Industry Insights


ACS Industry Insights hosts leading figures from Australia’s tech sector, people with ground-breaking ideas and future-shaping thinking. The long-running and successful event series gives ACS members first-hand insights and knowledge.


Powering Australia’s global technology workforce


ACS Migration Skills Assessment


ACS is authorised by the Australian government to assess the skills and experience of international tech professionals considering a move to Australia. The ACS Migration Skills Assessment is critical to addressing the tech sector’s skills shortage.


ACS Professional Year in IT


The ACS Professional Year in IT is a job-readiness program for overseas students. Designed to bridge the gap between education and employment, it includes a 12-week internship and may provide five points towards a permanent residency.


Join ACS


ACS represents Australia’s largest tech community with 50,000+ members from across business, government and education. 


ACS equips members with the right skills and knowledge, networks and recognition to power Australia’s technology brilliance.

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