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ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

ACS is the recognised accrediting body for the ICT sector, assuring the continued 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 according to the Australian qualification framework.

ACS ACCREDITED COURSES

COURSES WITH CYBER SECURITY 

ACS accredits courses for initial professional practice.

COURSES WITH CYBER SECURITY

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

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

ACS employs accreditation quality assurance in the 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 the industry. This development has been informed by other Australian qualification 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 CBOK, other referenced frameworks are included in the appendices. The purpose of this approach is to enable an immediate update of CBOK should one of these other frameworks be modified without CBOK undergoing a review outside of its own maintenance cycle.

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. Accreditation fee structure is detailed below and is current as of May 2016:

Institution or School accreditation $7,500 (incl. GST) per visit, per School, for site located in Australia
Additional site visits (Australia) $2,500(incl. GST) per campus visit, for sites located in Australia
Provisional site visits $2,500 (incl. GST) per campus visit, for sites located in Australia
Review of Conditional Accreditation (for subsequent issues) $500 (incl. GST) per program
Desk audit (minor change) $850 (incl. GST) per program
Desk audit (major change or new program) $1,500 (incl. GST) per program
Overseas campus accreditation/site visit Price upon application
Additional accreditation services Price upon application

 

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