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ACS opens free certification for Associate Members

IT Professionals’ skills and experience to be recognised

16 April 2020

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, has announced free certification for Associate Members.

From today until 30 June 2020, ACS Associate Members can apply to have their skills and experience independently validated by the ACS.

Members successfully certified will be entitled to use the applicable Certified Professional or Certified Technologist insignia demonstrating they are part of an elite, internationally recognised group of technology professionals.

The latest member initiative comes after the recent announcements of a complimentary 6-month extension of membership, Employee Assistance Program coverage extended to members, the launch of the Industry Insights Leaders Series virtual events, and the introduction of an enhanced Careers Platform, ACS Certification will enable members to stand out in a crowded field of tech professionals.

Members attaining a Certified Professional status will also be eligible for additional benefits, including being recognised under Commonwealth and State Government Professional Standards Schemes, additional personal protection capping liability and increased insurance cover under the ACS insurance policy for eligible members.

ACS Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Johnson said: “With the global spread of COVID-19, Australia is experiencing a highly disrupted labour market and ACS is working hard to support our members during this time.

“To ensure members are well-positioned and placed for opportunities as we navigate through and emerge from this period, ACS is pleased to offer complimentary professional certification assessments to our Associate members.”

Associated members are urged to demonstrate their expert knowledge, stand out from the crowd, and future-proof their technology careers by applying for ACS Certification today through the website at


Further information

Troy Steer

Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy

M – 0417 173 740

E – [email protected]

About ACS

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. More than 43,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit for more information.