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ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

ACS is the recognised accrediting body for the ICT sector and performs an important role in assuring the continuing high quality of education for the ICT profession in Australia.

ICT Educational Standards

ACS accreditation is designed to assist educational institutions that are providing students with appropriate preparation for professional practice in ICT.

ACS accreditation is designed to assist educational institutions that are providing students with appropriate preparation for professional practice in ICT.

Using the ICT Profession Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK) which has been developed as a framework for assessing capability across a variety of contexts such as the education system and professional practice within industry. This development has been informed by other frameworks such as the Australian
Qualification Framework (AQF) and the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), and mutual recognition arrangements such as the Seoul Accord.

To maintain currency of the CBOK, other frameworks referenced are included in the appendices. The purpose of this approach is to enable the CBOK to be updated
immediately should one of these other frameworks be modified, without the CBOK undergoing a review outside of its own maintenance cycle.

To ensure courses contain the requirements of the ICT profession for initial professional practice, ACS provides an accreditation program. The ACS has accredited over 950 education programs.

School Leavers and International Students

If you are a school leaver or international student considering studies in Australia, review the ACS accredited courses to ensure your course of study is reflective of contemporary ICT practice.

Accreditation Fees – Higher Education Providers

ACS accreditation fees are based on a partial cost recovery basis for the duration of the five (5) year cycle of accreditation. The fee structure is detailed below and were current as of May 2016:

Institution or School accreditation $7,500 (incl. GST) per visit, per School, for site located in Australia
Desk audit (minor change $850 (incl. GST) per program, for sites located in Australia
Overseas campus accreditation/site visit Price upon application
Additional site visits (Australia) $2,500(incl. GST) per campus visit, for sites located in Australia
Additional accreditation services Price upon application

 

For further information, please contact us accreditation@acs.org.au or +61 (0) 2 9299 3666