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:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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