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Victorian International Education Awards recognise ACS excellence

Friday, 12 Sep 2014

Melbourne, September 10: The Australian Computer Society has been recognised in the 2014 Victorian International Education Awards, being awarded a Highly Commended in the Excellence in Innovation Partnerships category.

These awards promote the best practice of education providers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations in a range of areas including student experience, teaching and learning, research excellence and quality & innovation in support of internationalisation.

ACS Head of Education and Workforce Development Asheley Jones welcomed the recognition.

“The ACS has worked hard to develop an education programme which delivers for both students and the industry. We took a decision to approach education in a different way, looking at the concept of lifelong learning rather than just acquiring qualifications.”

“Our implementation of bespoke professional development and the MySFIA self assessment tool helps give our students and professionals an unfair advantage. We unapologetically support doing everything we can to build the best educated digital workforce in the world as we know this will be a key component of Australia’s economic future.”

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

About the Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.