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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 seeking ICT qualifications in Australia, check the list of ACS accredited courses. These qualifications are recognised in Australia for ACS certification and migration skills assessment purposes. These qualifications are also recognised internationally by signatories of the Seoul Accord www.seoulaccord.org 

SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION IN CYBER SECURITY

The ACS now offers Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security for courses that prepare graduates for specialist roles in Cyber Security. 

ACS Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security

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: 

[email protected] or +61 (0) 2 9299 3666