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Call for Nominations: ACS Vice-President (Academic (Technical) Boards)

Nominations are called for the position of Vice-President (Academic (Technical) Boards). The casual vacancy will expire on the 31 December 2020.

Please click here to download the Nomination Form: Vice-President (Academic (Technical) Boards)

The position is a part of Management Committee, which is the governing body of the Society. Members of Management Committee are ‘responsible persons’ under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act and as such have an obligation to abide by appropriate governance standards. Accordingly, successful candidates prior to taking office will be required to sign a declaration relating to disqualifying offences. Successful candidates will be required to execute disclosures on any perceived or actual conflicts of interest and a confidentiality declaration. All positions are also members of the ACS Congress, which is an advisory and electoral body.

The role of Management Committee is to:

  • lead, direct and ensure the organisation operates effectively
  • develop/approve long-term strategic plans and monitors progress in implementing the strategic plan
  • monitor the activities of the organisation and ensure that activities support the organisation's overall purpose/aims
  • ensure compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements
  • ensure adequate financial resources are sought/secured
  • ensure money and property is properly managed including the preparation of funding applications as agreed with Management Committee
  • ensure appropriate organisational policies and procedures are in place


Eligibility Criteria:

  • must be endorsed by a majority of the members of the Technical Advisory Board, unless the member has been endorsed by Management Committee (ACS Rule 8.4.3(d)(i)). The ACS National Office will seek Board endorsement from the Technical Advisory Board on the candidate’s behalf, the candidate will be notified of the outcome.  All correspondence relating to endorsements will remain confidential.
  • must be a member of Professional Division (ACS National Regulations 2.13.2)
  • must be a current Congress member (other than a Coopted Congress Member) or have been a Congress member (other than a Coopted Congress Member) for at least one (1) year within the five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment. Unless exempted from compliance by Congress in its absolute discretion. (ACS Rule 8.4.3(b))
  • must not be a member of the Overseas Group (ACS National Regulation 2.13.1(c))

How to nominate:

Complete the nomination form, along with a passport-sized photo of yourself for use in the election and a statement of your goals and your qualifications (suitability) for the position and email it to Please do not post or deliver your nomination, due to the fast-changing situation of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak ACS has temporarily closed all our Technology and Innovation Hubs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane until 14 April 2020.


Applicants for ACS elected member positions must have undertaken the ACS online induction program to be eligible to contest the position. Links to the induction program can be obtained from and must be completed by 1 April 2020.

Nominations will close at 5.00pm (AEDT) on Thursday 2 April 2020. No late nominations will be accepted.


Election process:

The positions are elected by Congress. The Candidate Statement and photo will be provided to Congress, as part of the electoral process.