Joint Statement of Principles for Higher Education Sector
COVID-19 - ACCREDITATION UPDATE
The ACS has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and appreciates that in this unprecedented and difficult time, the Higher Education sector has had to adapt to manage the impact of the pandemic.
The Australian Council of Professions (ACoP), Universities Australia (UA), the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) and the Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA) have released a Joint Statement of Principles for Higher Education Sector as a result of the COVID-19 situation. The ACS will use this as a point of reference in considering accreditation actions and requests during this period.
ACS Accreditation Overview
DRIVING EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION
ACS promotes quality in ICT-related higher education to meet future industry needs. ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.
Professional knowledge and skill are critical for effective development and deployment of information technologies for the benefit of the organisations and individuals that comprise Australian society. Professionals gain formal knowledge and skill from higher-education programs that have been designed to meet the needs of industry. The ACS sets the professional standards for higher-education graduates. Educational programs that meet these standards are recognised by being accredited.
ACS ACCREDITED COURSES
ACS accreditation is awarded to an institution and its programs after a rigorous evaluation of their capacity to produce graduates who have the knowledge and skills required of an ICT professional.
ACS Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security
SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION IN CYBER SECURITY
ACS offers a Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security to meet the changing needs of industry and to recognise courses that prepare graduates for specialist roles in this emerging field. This stimulates educational quality and helps underpin Australia’s future capacity to manage this critical area of public and corporate risk.
SCHOOL LEAVERS AND iNTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If you are a school leaver or international student seeking ICT qualifications in Australia, check the list of ACS accredited courses. These qualifications are recognised in Australia by employers and for ACS certification and skills assessment for migration purposes. These qualifications are also recognised internationally by signatories of the Seoul Accord.