28September, 2021

ACS Profiles Top Tech and Digital Roles

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The 90 top tech and digital roles and their top five skills have been profiled in ACS’ Demand & Impacts on Tech & Digital Skills white paper.

By taking a clear look at required skills, businesses and tech and digital professionals will be able to shift business plans and career focus to encompass future technologies and steer capabilities […]

29July, 2021

Robodebt was an AI ethics disaster

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Automated systems need greater accountability.

The Australian Government’s automated welfare debt recovery process, commonly known as ‘Robodebt’, was an unmitigated failure that exemplified the need to understand the ethics behind artificial intelligence decision making, according to a new report.

In his forward to The Ethics and Risks of AI Decision-Making report published by ACS, chair of the society’s AI Ethics Committee, Peter […]

30June, 2021

Australia’s 2021 Top Analytics Leaders Named

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Women made up 40% of the top 10

Lionel Kho of Dentsu has been named Australia’s top analytics leader.

Lionel Kho, vice president of data and analytics at Dentsu International, has topped the list of Australian analytics professionals in a year where women made up 40 per cent of the top 10.

Awarded by IAPA (Institute of Analytics […]

25May, 2021

ACS Releases Australia’s Digital Pulse 2021 Report

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Report Finds Tech Jobs Boom Presents Challenge to Economic Recovery

The 2021 edition of the ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report has been released, tracking the key trends in the nation’s technology workforce and its potential growth over the next five years.

Key findings in this year’s report include:

Despite COVID, Australia’s technology workforce numbers jumped 33,400 […]

28April, 2021

ACS Harbour City Labs Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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Harbour City Labs, the ACS growth incubator based at Sydney’s Barangaroo district, celebrated its third anniversary on this month.

The Sydney lab, the second in the ACS network of growth incubators, was established in 2018 to demonstrate sustainable Australian technology businesses and entrepreneurs can be successful while remaining onshore. 

“The initial focus was to support early stage […]

23December, 2020

Age Discrimination Rife in Tech Sector

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A new report has found age discrimination is rife in the tech sector. More than a third of all IT workers in Australia have faced some form of discrimination, with unfair treatment over age topping the list.

Global payroll and HR firm ADP conducted a survey of just under 2,000 Australians, finding that IT was among […]

23December, 2020

2021 ACS Indigenous Scholarship Prize Awarded

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The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has awarded its 2021 ACS Indigenous Scholarship to Warren Faulkner, the second year in a row he has won the prize.

Awarded annually by Charles Darwin University, the scholarship supports and showcases indigenous achievement in Information Technology courses, and was first awarded in 2018.

“I’m very honoured and consider myself extremely fortunate […]

30September, 2020

ACS Digital Pulse Report Predicts Tech Workforce Key to Recovery

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Australia’s technology workforce continues to grow faster than other white-collar industries, the 2020 Digital Pulse Report revealed this month.

Released on Thursday 17th September, the annual report prepared for ACS (Australian Computer Society) by Deloitte Access, provided a detailed examination of digital workforce trends, aimed at informing public debate about this important area of Australia’s economy.

The report found […]

28August, 2020

ACS launches microCredentials

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ACS (Australian Computer Society) has launched microCredentials which recognise pre-existing knowledge, skills, and experience in cyber security.

MicroCredentials validate achievements against a set of internationally-recognised skills which align to the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), the most commonly-used ICT competency framework defining the skills required to perform job roles across all aspects of the technology industry.

The Cyber Security microCredentials framework […]

29June, 2020

ACS Updates Migration Skills Assessment, Makes Cyber Security its Own Occupation Discipline

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ACS is making changes to its migration skills assessment, effective from 1 July. Under the updated scheme, cyber security will be assessed as its own occupation discipline under ANZSCO Unit Group 2621.

As a result, applicants looking to be recognised for skills as an ‘ICT Security Specialist’ will be assessed under different criteria to the other […]