Helping Students Launch a Successful Career. You have a certain “body of knowledge” You have a commitment to professional standards and ethics You.
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You have a certain “body of knowledge” You have a commitment to professional standards and ethics You are committed to keeping your knowledge and skills up to date What does it mean to be an IT professional?
Code of Ethics Hallmark of any profession is a commitment to a high standard of professional conduct Code of ethics: enhances personal stature as IT professional helps maintain credibility secures the continuing acknowledgement of professional merits by the community
ACS Code Of Ethics Priorities Competence Honesty Social implications Professional development Computing profession Mandatory for all members
The Industry Fast growing and changing Vital to social and economic development Strong impact to employment, GNP as well as competitiveness in global marketplace
Demand and Supply of Skill Sets Vacancies in Australia Salaries continue to grow “high” expectation from users and public
Job Opportunities Programming Systems Analysis Computer Engineering Marketing Education Project Management Multimedia Development Database Management Networking Software Engineering Many others, inc eCommerce and eSecurity, etc.
Australian Computer Society Formed in 1966 8 branches throughout Australia Chapters in large urban and regional areas recognised as the Society for IT professions (members of Profession Australia, IFIP, SEARCC)
ACS Objectives Encourage the study/application of IT promote organisational and individual competence formulate effective policies on IT promote IT in the society at large maintain and promote code of ethics promote the benefits of organisations employing members
ACS and Students Keep up-to-date with career prospects and opportunities Make contact with prospective employers Networking opportunities Continuing professional development Guidelines of career development Student services
Student Services National Young IT Committee Online Resources, inc mentoring in some states Young IT Professional Online Forum Career Portal (www.itcareers.acs.org.au)www.itcareers.acs.org.au Virtual Mentor Program Free PC Authority subscription Annual YIT Conference … plus much more
Mentor Program Establish a contact within the IT industry Enable students to become more familiar with practical tasks, problems, solutions Extends to first year after graduation
Membership Fees Student $60 (incl. GST) Graduate 1 st year after graduating $60 (conditions apply) 2 nd year – half of full ACS membership fee Others $ 110 (incl. GST) application fee $ 320 (incl. GST) annual subscription
More Information Australian Computer Society http://www.acs.org.au/ IT careers http://www.itcareers.acs.org.au/
Australian Computer Society Level 3, 160 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: (02) 9299 3666 Fax: (02) 9299 3997 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org