It used to annoy me that some of our most experienced applicants don’t qualify for any credit towards a Masters, because they don’t have relevant industry certifications or past academic studies.
We’re excited to announce that (with the help of the Australian Computer Society) we have found a way for you to have your wealth of experience recognised. The following ACS certifications are now available for credit:
These certifications are awarded based on a thorough assessment of your existing skills and competencies, so there are no exams or study required.
Read more below, or let Henry Louey (ACS Director) and Martin Hale (IT Masters’ CEO) explain it to you in their recent webinar.
How do I achieve this certification?
You need to become an ACS member and apply to have your level of experience assessed. Currently, you can do both at the same time for $720. You submit your CV and qualifications online and an assessor will assist you through the process.
If you are currently an ACS member the price of certification will be lower than this, depending on where you currently live. See their Fee Schedule for more information.
Contact the ACS for more information on the certification process.
How many credits can I receive?
You can receive up to 2 subjects’ worth of credit for any ACS certifications (taking the number of subjects in your Masters from 12 down to 10, plus any further credits you may have).
- For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR* ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
- For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR* ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist
*You may only use one each of the Professional or Technologist certifications for credit as there is significant overlap within each of these categories.
Which IT Masters courses does this credit apply to?
The ACS certifications can count as credit for up to 2 IT Masters-delivered elective subjects in the following courses:
- Master of Networking and Systems Administration
- Master of Information Systems Security
- Master of Cyber Security
- Master of Cloud and Virtualisation
- Master of Management (Information Technology)
- Master of Business Administration (Computing)
- Master of Project Management
The ACS certifications also give credit for the shorter Graduate Certificate programs related to these degrees, however some Grad Certs may only allow one subject of credit where there is only one IT Masters elective subject. Don’t worry though – if you are eligibile for it, the second credit can easily be applied when moving up from the Grad Cert to the Masters.
Adjunct Senior Lecturer (Charles Sturt University)
CEO (IT Masters Pty Ltd)