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Governance

The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

Call for Expressions of Interest

DO YOU WANT TO HELP SHAPE THE FACE OF ICT IN AUSTRALIA?

 

As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business.

We are expertly assisted by three high-level Advisory Boards: Profession, Technical and Member which provide advice and resource development validation to ensure ACS continues to evolve as a modern and contemporary professional body.

ACS is calling for expressions of interest to join its Profession Advisory Board and Committees.

Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field?  If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek candidates to participate on this Board and its Committees.

Nominations are now open for the following:

 

 

PROFESSION ADVISORY BOARD (PAB)

Scope
  • The PAB works with the National Office to drive professionalism in ICT, providing review of, strategic advice on, and guidance for current and future ACS programs and activities that relate to professional standards including:
  • Accreditation of higher education courses and Certification of individuals
  • Micro-credentialing and other skills recognition programs
  • Adoption of SFIA (Skills for the Information Age) and other frameworks
  • CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirements for professional members
  • The ACS Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Practice
  • Schemes under Professional Standards legislation
  • Advice on public policy issues related to ICT education and professional standards
  • Engagement with essential national and international professional standards and accreditation bodies including IP3 and the Seoul Accord

Term Period:

  • 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

 

 

PAB – ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE

Scope
  • Review accreditation reports and recommendations, and make determinations on accreditation and accreditation conditions
  • Provide advice on accreditation policies, systems and processes for PAB approval, as appropriate
  • Periodically review approved accreditation panel members/chairs
  • Monitor ACS accreditation alignment with the Seoul Accord
  • Report to the PAB on determinations of the Accreditation Committee and on accreditation compliance, risk, performance and external feedback

Term Period:

  • 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

 

 

PAB – ICT EDUCATORS COMMITTEE

Scope
  • Promote the value and importance of Digital Technologies education within the Australian, regional and international ICT communities
  • Advise on proposals relating to Digital Technologies education for government policy where appropriate
  • Provide thought leadership and commentary on technology education pedagogy and issues impacting student attainment in Digital Technologies
  • Provide advice and recommendations on the development of learning resources that assist K-12 Educators implement the Digital Technologies
  • Propose strategies to improve standards and outcomes of Digital Technologies education for teachers and students

Term Period:

  • 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

Please Note: The Short Terms of Reference for this Committee is currently under review, to be approved by the Management Committee.

 

 

PAB - PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Scope
  • Provide professional advice and strategic recommendations to the Profession Advisory Board (PAB) on ACS education programmes and activities which lead to formal outcomes or qualifications; and
  • Provide independent quality advice on all ACS educational products and offerings, with the authority to request reports, policies and procedures regarding such products and offerings. 

Term Period:

  • 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022

Please Note: The Short Terms of Reference for this Committee is currently under review, to be approved by the Management Committee.

 

 

PAB – ETHICS COMMITTEE

Scope
  • Promote the value and importance of Ethics within the wider Australian, regional and international ICT communities
  • Promote and develop Ethics policies within the Australian ICT profession
  • Develop proposals relating to Ethics for government policy where appropriate
  • Develop position papers describing ACS policy on Ethics, especially its Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics
  • Develop and propose relevant codes of conduct, and participate in debates on regulatory and disciplinary matters that relate to ethics
  • Advise the Society and the ICT community on ‘best practice’ in relation to Ethics
  • Advise the ACS and other relevant bodies on issues relating to accreditation of Ethics in educational institutions at tertiary level 

 

Please note: We are not appointing to the Ethics Committee at this time however we would like to maintain a list of potential appointees in case vacancies arise.

 

 

 

Nominations are open until COB Friday 13 November 2020

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest by via email to [email protected] and include:

 

 

SELECTION CRITERIA:

In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda, driving professionalism in ICT and providing leadership in professional standards. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS Representative is set consciously high

  1. Expertise: Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice and/or teaching of ICT and has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning.
  2. Networks and Spheres of Influence: Has relevant industry connections and/or education connections
  3. Accountable: Can deliver committee objectives & measures and can provide written reports detailing key outcomes
  4. Commitment and Passion: Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking, has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy, is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member and has no conflicts of interest
  5. Leadership Capabilities: Is resilient, flexible, a strong communicator both written and verbal, is a strategic thinker and is influential

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • Positions are limited to ACS members and are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession
  • Limited budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses.
  • Successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee.
  • Minimum expectation is for successful nominees to attend the majority of committee meetings which are generally held four times per year typically via videoconference. In addition members would also be expected to contribute to committee initiatives. 
  • Successful nominees are required to complete an induction, including the understanding of ACS Rules & Regulations, Governance and Organisational Structures.