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ACS ACCREDITATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

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

DRIVING EXCELLENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION  

ACS promotes quality in ICT-related higher education to meet future industry needs. ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.

Professional knowledge and skill are critical for effective development and deployment of information technologies for the benefit of the organisations and individuals that comprise Australian society. Professionals gain formal knowledge and skill from higher-education programs that have been designed to meet the needs of industry. The ACS sets the professional standards for higher-education graduates. Educational programs that meet these standards are recognised by being accredited. 

aCS ACCREDITATION

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. 

ACS ACCREDITED COURSES

SPECIALIST ACCREDITATION IN CYBER SECURITY

ACS offers a Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security to meet the changing needs of industry and to recognise courses that prepare graduates for specialist roles in this emerging field. This stimulates educational quality and helps underpin Australia’s future capacity to manage this critical area of public and corporate risk.

ACS Specialist Accreditation in Cyber Security

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 by employers and for ACS certification and skills assessment for migration purposes.  These qualifications are also recognised internationally by signatories of the Seoul Accord.

THE ACCREDITATION SCHEME

The ACS accreditation scheme stimulates improvement in ICT higher education and recognises educational institutions that demonstrate quality in education and produce graduates who are ready for professional practice. ACS provides guidance and support to higher-education providers in their development of high-quality programs and may set corrective actions as condition for ongoing accreditation.  

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.

The accreditation scheme is aligned with the ACS Certification scheme and Professions Australia.

 Key Accreditation documents are: 

For information on accreditation fees, please contact: [email protected]

The accreditation process starts with ACS assigning a Case Manager for preliminary guidance before documentation begins. For further information, questions or feedback, please contact the ACS at: 

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