There is a pre-enrolment assessment process for new students; those who intend to complete the whole CPE Program and those who enrol in one-off elective subjects.
Once we receive your online enrolment/registration in a subject, you are required to complete the Pre-enrolment Assessment. It is an easy process and will not take too much time. We will send you a log in and password for our online learning website to commence the process.
You will need to upload your current CV and a short writing sample (essay) of 150-200 words. We also require proof of your IELTS score of 7.0 (if applicable)**. All documents can be uploaded to the learning website.
If you have any queries regarding the Pre-enrolment Assessment contact email@example.com or call 1800 671 003.
- CP status ACS members are exempt from Pre-Enrolment Assessment.
** IELTS test results are only applicable for non-native English speakers.
Students must, at least at the time of enrolment, be in ICT-related employment.
All CPE Program students must have English Language Competency. Non-native English speakers must have an IELTS score of at least 7.0.
Students who intend to complete the full CPE Program must be members of the ACS (or equivalent professional association overseas) and satisfy at least one of the following criteria:
- Be a graduate of an ACS accredited degree in ICT (or equivalent) with 18 months relevant work experience.
- Be a graduate of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent overseas qualification with a minimum of five years relevant experience with the last two years at least at level 4 (of 7) of the SFIA.
- Be a graduate of an Australian diploma (AQF 5/6) in ICT or equivalent overseas qualification with a minimum six years relevant experience.
- Hold one of the following vendor certifications - MCSE, MCSD, CLP and CNE gained from 1997, and CDE, Master CNE, CNI, CCE, and OCM gained from 2004, and MCPD and MCITP gained from 2007, with a total of not less than six years relevant experience post-Certification, with the last two years at least at level 4 (of 7) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age.
- Members who do not have any formal ICT qualifications at AQF 5 and above with a minimum of ten years relevant experience with at least two years at SFIA level 4 or above.
Enrolment in the full CPE Program is unavailable to non-ACS members, however, single subject enrolments are available to anyone with a technology-oriented degree.
Note: Non members may be required to provide supporting documentation on enrolment. They do not undertake the Professional Practice subject.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) for subjects within the CPE Program, except for the Professional Practice Report.
To gain RPL for a subject, and its associated assessment, a student must provide evidence that they have already achieved the learning outcomes of the subject.
Credit may be given to those candidates who have completed an equivalent CMACS subject and have practical experience in that knowledge domain/specialism. A current resume must accompany the application for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL for CMACS subjects will be considered only if the subject was completed five years prior to enrolment in CPE Program.
The evidence may be in the form of, but not limited to:
- authorised statements of university results
- certificates from other education providers and certification agencies
- letters from employers, work colleagues and clients
- artefacts of work previously completed.
To apply for RPL a student must complete and submit the Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form and pay a fee specified by the ACS covering the cost of assessing the application.
An application for RPL will be assessed by the ACS Academic Principal in consultation with the subject tutor/s. Students seeking RPL will be notified of the assessment of their applications by email.
Note: Our policy is that a maximum of 50 per cent (two subjects) of the course will be allowed for RPL credits.