The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information & Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.
The society was founded in 1966. Its objectives are to further the study, science and application of Information Technology; promote, develop and monitor competence in the practice of ICT by people and organisations; maintain and promote a Code of Ethics for members of the Society; define and promote standards of knowledge of ICT for members, promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters; extend the knowledge and understanding of ICT in the community; promote the benefits of membership of the Society and promote the benefits of employing members of the Society.
ACS members work in all areas of business and industry, government and academia, and are qualified and experienced ICT professionals committed to the Society's Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Practice. ACS membership denotes a commitment to professionalism.
To advance professional excellence in information technology.
To promote the development of Australian information and communications technology resources.
- To advance professional excellence in information and communications technology.
- To further the study, science and application of information and communications technology.
- To promote, develop and monitor competence in the practice of information and communications technology by persons and organizations.
- To define and promote the maintenance of standards of knowledge of information and communications technology for members.
- To promote the formulation of effective policies on information and communications technology and related matters.
- To extend the knowledge and understanding of information and communications technology in the community.
- To maintain and promote the observance of a code of ethics for members of the Society.
On a per capita basis, the ACS is one of the largest computer societies in the world. It plays an active role in international affairs and represents Australia in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and the South-East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC) . Members of the Society have the opportunity to play an active role in various technical committees, working groups and other activities conducted by the International bodies.
The Society has entered into reciprocal agreements with a number of overseas computer societies including: