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CERTIFICATION

We deliver a world leading professional certification framework, assuring business, government and consumers that specialist expertise has been independently assessed and validated.

CP & CT

Increase your professional power and gain international recognition and transferability for your ICT skills and competencies.

Cyber Security

Frontline your profession and show the market you have the skills and experience to tackle any cyber security challenge.

Safety Critical Systems

Meet the demand in life and safety critical systems and strengthen the faith of your customers when working in this environment.

ACS was the first computer society to be accredited under the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3). Members who attain Certified Professional status can use the post-nominal IP3P and download the applicable logo below for your business stationery.

ACS professional certifications are technology agnostic, recognising transferable skills and competencies. Once certified, members must comply with the Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Certified Professionals (CP) must complete 30 CPD hours per year.

Certified Technologists (CT) must complete 20 CPD hours each year.

Certified members may be requested to demonstrate commitment to professional development via written evidence of CPD activities. 

 

Certified Professional
ACS Cyber Security Certification
Certified Technologist
ACS Cyber Security Certification

APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION TODAY

To become a CP or CT, a formal certification assessment is required to determine your skills and competencies in light of your education and experience. 

To apply for professional certification, you need to be an ACS member. You can apply for both at the same time.

Being competency-based certifications, there are no exams or study required. 

 

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TESTIMONIAL

Dinkar Sharma, MACS Snr CP (Cyber Security), Bach.IT, Dip. Operational Leadership

ICT QA Manager, Department of Human Services

 

"I believe, when it comes to nation’s safety, cyber security should be everyone’s business. 

This new certification program will increase the awareness of cyber security issues, and lead to improvements in the associated professional standards of all involved."

 

— Dinkar Sharma

TESTIMONIAL

Raymond Frangie, MACS CP (Cyber Security)

Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company

 

"The first thing clients and recruiters ask for, are industry certifications to demonstrate competency for the job. As with ICT in general, when it comes to Cyber Security certifications, the choices are vast, but most fail to address the “business" aspect of being certified. The Cyber Security specialism from ACS is the only certification that can address this, by targeting the business skills required, in accordance with the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

As an ACS member and the first ACS Certified Professional (Cyber Security) in New South Wales, I can confidently demonstrate that I have both the technical skills and business skills to perform successfully in any project or organisation. A combination that keeps me in demand, and an essential differentiator in today’s competitive landscape."

 

— Raymond Frangie

TESTIMONIAL

Steve Godbee

Chief Information Officer – Australia and New Zealand, IBM Australia

 

"ICT practitioners can be recognised both nationally and internationally as true professionals, through meeting and maintaining a global standard of ICT professionalism. This is a major step forward for the ICT profession and something we should all capitalise on."

 

— Steve Godbee

 

PROFILE: CP (Cyber Security)

Dr Roland Padilla, FACS CP (Cyber Security)

Team Leader - Compliance Management ICT Security Management ICT Security Branch | CTO Division | CIOG | Department of Defence

 

Process of acquiring my CP status?

Acquiring my CP status has been a relatively long journey. While the process for the Cyber Security CP specialism, including paperwork submission to successful outcome, has been less than a month, my professional journey from an associate member to an ACS Fellow CP (Cyber Security) has been nearly a decade. Thus far, this achievement has been a rewarding experience.

 

How you feel it will benefit your career?

As an Australian Public Servant, I am accountable under broad direction to undertake complex information security activities. I work within a framework of legislation, policy, established principles, work practices and procedures in accordance with the agency’s mission and business objectives. As a Team Leader, I exercise initiative and experience to monitor the application and compliance of security operations for actual or potential security breaches. This certification will demonstrate to the broader community a level of experience, knowledge and trustworthiness.

 

Need for this type of certification in the current IT industry?

This professional certification is indeed a benchmark not only in Australia but also in the world, and demonstrates that respective holders of this CP specialism have undergone a rigorous ‘peer-reviewed’ process.

 

— Dr Roland Padilla

 

Dr Roland Padilla has made a distinguished contribution to the ICT community over the last decade through his passionate and knowledgeable advocacy for cloud computing. Dr Padilla established a cloud computing community of practice in Victoria promoting the disciplined adoption of this technology as it emerged. He has translated that passion and foresight into leading academic publications in the area and in developing significant strategies for cloud computing in highly-sensitive environments. These contributions and his leadership in the cloud computing community in Australia have been supplementary to his career in ICT security in Australia, and eventually receiving a Fellows Award from the Australian Computer Society.