As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business.

We are expertly assisted by three high-level Advisory Boards: Membership, Profession and Technical which provide advice and resource development validation ensuring ACS continues to evolve as a modern and contemporary professional body. ACS is also represented on various National and International Committees and Working Groups.

Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek Expressions of Interest from candidates for:

· ACS representation to the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

· ACS representation to Standards Australian

· Membership Advisory Board - National Diversity and Inclusion Council

· Profession Advisory Board and Committees

ACS believes diversity in the technology sector is potentially the greatest driver of Australia’s innovation and productivity growth. We celebrate differing approaches and points of view and encourage nominations that reflect the diverse nature of the society that we live in.

Nominations are open from 14 – 28 October 2021.

Please see how to apply and the selection criteria below.
This information is also available on the ACS website.

International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP)

Representative position nominations are now open for the following 2-year positions:

· Technical Committee 3: Education

· Technical Committee 8: Information Systems

· Technical Committee 9: ICT & Society

· Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy in Information Processing Systems

· Technical Committee 12: Artificial Intelligence

· Technical Committee 13: Human-Computer Interaction

· Technical Committee 14: Entertainment Computing

Standards Australia

Representative position nominations are now open for the following 2-year positions:

· IT-006 Industrial Process Measurement, Control and Management

· IT-012 Information Systems, Security and Identification Technology

· IT-015 Software and Systems Engineering

· IT-019 Information and Documentation, Information Technology – Learning, Education, Training and Research

· IT-021 Records and Document Management

· IT-030 IT Governance

· IT-038 Cloud Computing

· IT-041 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

· IT-042 Internet of Things and Related Technologies

· IT-043 Artificial Intelligence

· JTC1- Strategic Advisory Committee

· MB-012 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

· MB-279 Innovation Management

Membership Advisory Board – National Diversity and Inclusion Council (NDIC)

Diversity and inclusion are core values of ACS. In joining the ACS National Diversity & Inclusion Council (NDIC), you will work with ACS on matters of diversity & inclusion relevant to the technology industry. Responsibilities include:

· Provide strategic advice addressing challenges related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace as required

· Provide guidance and support for ACS to develop advocacy and policy positions related to diversity and inclusion in the ICT sector

· Provide guidance for ACS to develop best practice for organisations on diversity issues and workforce participation

Initial term: 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023

Profession Advisory Board (PAB)

The PAB works with the National Office to drive professionalism in ICT, providing review of, strategic advice on, and guidance for current and future ACS programs and activities that relate to professional standards including:

· Accreditation of higher education courses and Certification of individuals

· Micro-credentialing and other skills recognition programs

· Adoption of SFIA (Skills for the Information Age) and other frameworks

· CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirements for professional members

· The ACS Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Practice

· Schemes under Professional Standards legislation

· Advice on public policy issues related to ICT education and professional standards

· Engagement with essential national and international professional standards and accreditation bodies including IP3 and the Seoul Accord

Initial term: 1 January – 31 December 2022

PAB - Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee has delegated authority from the PAB with a key responsibility to review accreditation reports and recommendations, and make determinations on accreditation and accreditation conditions. Other responsibilities include:

· Provide advice on accreditation policies, systems and processes for PAB approval, as appropriate

· Periodically review approved accreditation panel members/chairs

· Monitor ACS accreditation alignment with the Seoul Accord

· Report to the PAB on determinations of the Accreditation Committee and on accreditation compliance, risk, performance and external feedback

We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in an additional member with appropriate academic and/or industry experience in Data Science.

Initial term: 1 January – 31 December 2022

PAB - ICT Educators Committee

The ICT Educators Committee has a focus on Digital Technologies education in Australian schools with a remit to:

· Promote the value and importance of Digital Technologies education and advise on proposals relating to Digital Technologies education for government policy

· Provide thought leadership and commentary on technology education pedagogy and issues impacting student attainment in Digital Technologies

· Provide advice and recommendations on the development of learning resources that assist K-12 Educators implement the Digital Technologies

· Propose strategies to improve standards and outcomes of Digital Technologies education for teachers and students

Initial term: 1 January – 31 December 2022

PAB - Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee provides advice and comment on matters of professional ethics relevant to the ICT industry. Responsibilities include:

· Promote the value and importance of Ethics within the wider Australian, regional and international ICT communities

· Develop proposals relating to Ethics for government policy and position papers describing ACS policy on Ethics, especially its Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics

· Develop and propose relevant codes of conduct, and participate in debates on regulatory and disciplinary matters that relate to ethics

· Advise the Society, the ICT community and other relevant bodies on ‘best practice’ in relation to Ethics and issues relating to accreditation of Ethics in educational institutions at tertiary level

Please note: The Ethics Committee is fully constituted at this time so we are not appointing to the Committee however we would like to maintain a list of potential appointees in case vacancies arise.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should complete the online Nomination Form which includes requirements for:

· your ACS membership number (for current members)

· a link to an up-to-date Resume, Curriculum Vitae or active Linked-in profile

· a link to a photo (for use on the ACS website should you be successful)

· a short statement (max 500 words) in support of your nomination addressing the selection criteria, the contribution you believe you can make, and why you’re interested in this position

· acknowledgements of Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest

· review/understanding of the ACS Governance Guide (a link is provided in the Nomination Form)

Nominations are open from 14 – 28 October 2021

Selection Criteria

In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda, driving professionalism in ICT and providing leadership in professional standards. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS Representative is set consciously high

  1. Expertise: Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice and/or teaching of ICT and has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning.
  2. Networks and Spheres of Influence: Has relevant industry connections and/or education connections.
  3. Accountable: Can deliver committee objectives & measures and can provide written reports detailing key outcomes.
  4. Commitment and Passion: Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking, has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy, is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member and has no conflicts of interest.
  5. Leadership Capabilities: Is resilient, flexible, a strong communicator both written and verbal, is a strategic thinker and is influential.

Additional Information

  • Positions are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession
  • Limited budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses
  • Successful nominees will be formally appointed by the ACS Management Committee
  • Minimum expectation is for successful nominees to attend the majority of committee meetings which are generally held four times per year (typically via videoconference) although this does vary for some Committees. In addition, members would also be expected to contribute to committee initiatives.