Why students choose ACS-accredited higher education
ACS is the official accrediting body for the IT sector in Australia. ACS-accredited tertiary courses and study programs provide assured quality education for students with ambitions of a tech career.
ACS evaluates higher education institutions and only awards ACS accreditation to organisations with the capacity to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required by Australia’s tech industry.
Trusted by the government and employers
With over 47,000 members across business, government and education, ACS is the trusted leader of the tech industry in Australia.
At ACS, we assess and validate the skills and knowledge of tech professionals to provide ACS certifications, which set the standards for employers.
We are also appointed by the Australian government to run the migration skills assessment for the IT industry.
Our standards for accreditation are recognised internationally by signatories of the Seoul Accord.
Support for higher education institutions
Universities and colleges providing tertiary education can apply to ACS for accreditation.
At ACS, we review our standards and accreditation processes each year and guide all education providers considering an application, which is available to download. We publish an annual report highlighting issues and interesting facts built on data from accreditation outcomes.
The 2022 Accreditation Update Report is now available.