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ACS and Zenva launch partnership

Agreement looks to boost Australia’s IT skills

7 August 2023


ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with online training platform, Zenva.


Zenva is an education platform that provides world-class training in programming, game creation and AI skills, catering to over one million developers and those looking at acquiring the skills to enter one of Australia’s fastest growing and best paid industries.


Both ACS and Zenva are united in the mission to assist IT professionals in their learning and upskilling in high demand and fast-growing roles within the tech sector in Australia.


ACS Chief Executive Officer, Chris Vein welcomed the agreement, saying “ACS wants to equip all Australians with the technology skills needed to grow our economy and ensure our global technology leadership.


“The technology sector is rapidly changing as we’re seeing with the challenges in fields such as cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. Our partnership with Zenva helps open more opportunities to our members and the wider tech community.


“In working with Zenva to deliver the Gateways to Industry Schools Program in Queensland, we’ve been impressed with  the power and breadth of their courses and it is fantastic to be able to offer their services to members and anyone looking to enter the industry.”


Zenva and ACS have been working together for over eighteen months in delivering the GISP ICT program for the Queensland government.


ACS’ ICT Gateway to Industry Schools program assists secondary school students across Queensland and their parents with subject selection, training opportunities, connecting with industry and developing a pathway into a rewarding ICT career.

The Gateway to Industry Schools program (GISP) for Information and Communications Technology is one of ten priority industry sectors involved in the Queensland Government’s key industry-school engagement strategy.


The GISP is a component of a state-wide industry engagement and workforce development strategy to support the long-term development of a highly skilled workforce in Queensland.


Pablo Farias, Founder and CEO of Zenva, added: "After the remarkable journey of training over two thousand Queensland students through the ACS Gateway to Industry school program, we at Zenva are excited to join forces with ACS once again.


“Our goal? To broaden the horizons of ICT professionals with our top-tier coding, gaming, and AI courses. It's all about skill-building, industry growth, and igniting the tech revolution across Australia.

"With over two thousand QLD students already benefiting from our ACS Gateway to Industry School program, Zenva and ACS are ready for our next big leap.


“We're opening our comprehensive library of programming, game development, and AI courses to all ACS members at a discounted rate. It's about nurturing tech talent, accelerating professional growth, and inspiring a new generation of tech pioneers in Australia."


Under the agreement, ACS members will have access to a year of Zenva Academy membership at a discounted rate of 30%.  


Enrolling in the Zenva Academy opens learning opportunities for beginners to professionals with self-paced courses in programming, game development and AI. ACS members can:

  • Advance their career with over 250 fully supported courses
  • Learn to code apps with Python
  • Make their dream games from scratch
  • Work with certified instructors.
  • Be part of a learner community of over a million people.

There are also intermediate-level content available including Generative AI, Unity Certifications and more.



Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E –

About ACS

ACS is the voice of Australia’s technology sector, representing over 47,000 technology professionals across all industries and across the nation.


Our members work in industry, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services that drive the nation and provide the high-skilled jobs of today and tomorrow.


ACS works to grow the technology sector while making sure IT professionals act ethically, responsibly, and in keeping with the best interests of not only their employers, but the wider community.


Through our network of branches in every state and Territory, our innovation labs, education programs and our history of over fifty years, ACS works to help all Australians be part of the nation’s highest growth sector. Visit for more information.

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