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 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: