New ACS scheme to strengthen the ICT profession – open for comment
Professional Standards Scheme
(See below to join current scheme – note current scheme expires on 31 December 2018)
ACS's Professional Standards Scheme provides legal recognition of ICT as a profession for the first time. This is a step forward as it identifies ICT workers as professionals on the same level as engineers, solicitors and accountants.
These schemes that are approved by the Professional Standards Councils are a part of Federal and State legislation and protect members of recognised occupational associations by limiting liability.
For applicable ACS members, liability can be limited to $1.5 million. ACS Certified Professionals (CPs) who meet the criteria and hold the requisite insurances are entitled to this protection.