ACS Professional Standards Scheme (2022)

ACS Professional Standards Scheme (1)


It’s an exciting step forward for the ICT profession, elevating the stature of CP members and providing a range of benefits. What this means:

  • All CP members now have professional recognition from Australian federal, state and territory governments
  • ACS has obtained approval for a redesigned Professional Standards Scheme to include all CP members
  • CP members now need to demonstrate ongoing compliance with professional standards


How the PS Scheme works:

Federal, state and territory governments collectively appoint a statutory body, the Professional Standards Council (PSC), who regulates the ACS, ensuring we establish and uphold professional frameworks and standards for all CP members. The ACS in turn oversees CP members, assessing qualifications and experience, and ensuring all continue to comply with a code of ethics, maintain CPD records, and carry insurances for consumer protection.

The ACS PS Scheme caps liability for ICT professional services performed for clients and customers by practitioners on an independent basis, or on behalf of an employer. For CP members, liability is limited to AUD$2.0 million (although a member may apply for a higher cap should this be problematic). ACS Certified Professionals (CPs) who meet the criteria and hold the requisite insurances are entitled to this protection.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is ACS accreditation important? ›

ACS sets graduate standards, drives improvements and refinements, and gives recognition to quality programs. ACS also ensures that new specialist courses build key skills for critical emerging fields.

What does ACS stand for Australia? ›

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is an association for information and communications technology professionals with over 48,000 members Australia-wide.

How do I register with ACS? ›

To apply, complete an application for admission into a Special Category of Membership and email to

What is ACS qualification? ›

What is ACS? The Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) is the industry recognised and accepted route for experienced gas operatives to gain the certificate of competence needed to become a member of the Gas Safe Register.

How long is ACS valid? ›

How long is my result letter valid for? Result letters are valid for 24 months from the date of issue. Can I renew my skills assessment?


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