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ACS ACCREDITED COURSES AND 2019 CHANGES

ACS is the recognised accrediting body for the ICT sector, assuring the continued high quality of education for the ICT profession in Australia.

aSSURING ICT EDUCATIONAL qUALITY

The ACS accreditation scheme recognises educational institutions that demonstrate that their graduates are qualified for professional practice in ICT. 

ACS ACCREDITED COURSES

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.

WHAT IS THE ACS ACCREDITATION SCHEME

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. 

The Accreditation scheme is based in the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF), the international Seoul Accord, the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) and a range of ICT Disciplinary Bodies of Knowledge (eg. Software Engineering Body of Knowledge, etc.). The accreditation scheme is aligned with the ACS Certification scheme and Professions Australia.

THE NEW ACCREDITATION SCHEME

The Accreditation scheme was reviewed and substantially redeveloped during 2018. The new scheme maintains the rigour of the old, but the quality criteria have been clarified and brought into alignment with TEQSA requirements making the development of an accreditation application easier for educational institutions. The application now requires significantly less information to be provided and an ACS case manager will provide guidance and assistance. Key Accreditation documents are: 

The new scheme is in a pilot phase during 2019 and will fully replace the old by the end of the year. For further information, questions or feedback, please contact the ACS at: 

accreditation@acs.org.au or +61 (0) 2 9299 3666

OUTGOING ACCREDITATION DOCUMENTS

Educational Institutions applying for accreditation during the 2019 new scheme pilot phase are asked to help trial the new scheme documents but can choose to use these outgoing documentations. 

The old guidelines will be available until 30 November 2019: Doc 1 | Doc 2 | Doc 3