For the past 50 years, the ACS Victorian Branch has been responsible for making significant achievements, including the formation of the Pearcey Foundation, the ACS Australian ICT Statistical Compendium initiative and more.
The Victorian Branch continues to help our members be the best they can be by providing a range of events and services. Our dedicated team in Melbourne runs over 100 meetings and events annually including monthly branch forums which consist of high calibre speakers presenting on a wide range of topics. We administer 13 Special Interest Groups (SIG’s) which deliver a range of presentations, workshops and special events in specific areas of IT.
The ACS Victorian Branch offers a range of Professional Development and Networking activities to Members, including:
- State and National iAwards events hosted by ACS, AIIA and the Pearcey Foundation
- Special events during National ICT Careers Week
- Leaders Breakfasts
- Education Across the Nation presentations and events
- Professional Development Courses
- Special functions including a Fellows Dinner and an annual New Member’s Event
The Victorian Branch is governed by the Victorian Board which is organised into Portfolio Committees, each led by a designated member of the Board Executive.
Portfolio Committees include:
- Finance, Audit & Governance, led by the Treasurer
- Member Services and Stakeholders, led by the Vice-Chairman
- Membership and Revenue, led by the Vice-Chairman
- Policy, and Government liaison, led by the Policy Chairman
- Honours & Awards, led by the immediate Past-Chairman, and incorporating an external Honours & Awards Committee, and the Fellows Committee.
- HR and National Office liaison, led by the Chairman.
In addition to these portfolios, there are Victorian chapters of the National Boards of Young ICT & ACS-W, and the Victorian Chairs of each, if not already elected, are invited to attend the Victorian Board meetings.
The Victorian Branch has made significant contributions to the ACS since its establishment in 1961. The continued growth of the Victorian ICT industry as an innovative and dynamic ICT sector is a testament to the ACS Victorian Branch’s critical role in establishing and promoting ICT professionalism.