ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, and CAUDIT (the Council of Australasian University Directors of IT), have renewed their partnership to continue supporting and developing the next generation of tech workers.

The announcement, made at CAUDIT’s Spring Members Meeting in Brisbane last week, extended the two organisation’s existing agreement signed in 2021 for a further two years as part of both organisations’ goals to increase the tech sector’s capacity and diversity.

CAUDIT aims to increase diversity in the educational tech sector while ACS is focused on increasing professionalism and participation across all IT sectors.

Both parties believe that their combined initiatives will ensure a diverse, highly skilled technology workforce of 1.2m people by 2027.

ACS President, Dr Nick Tate said he looked forward to an even closer relationship with the university sector through CAUDIT.

“The Australian Computer Society and the Council of Australasian Directors of IT, as two member-based organisations of ICT professionals, have renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding,” he said.

“The MOU will allow CAUDIT members to gain access to professional development, events and networking opportunities as well as ACS’s range of thought leadership publications such as the recent ACS Digital Pulse, Blockchain Fundamentals report and the Guide to the IT Professions survey we launched last week.”

Greg Sawyer, CAUDIT CEO, added the MOU “will continue to strengthen the long-standing collaboration between CAUDIT and ACS.

“We look forward to continuing to support member education and development, sharing resources and the opportunities to collaborate in securing the future of our industry.”

CAUDIT is a member organisation made up of Australasian universities and research institutes that works to enable the application of digital capabilities to transform education and research. It provides services that foster collaboration, leadership and good practice among members.