Developing your digital career

Explore and expand on your digital career path in government.

This section is designed for those who are:

  • not new to digital, but new to the Australian Public Service (APS) or
  • working in the APS already.

As you become established in your role, you may start to gain a strategic view on digital’s role in the APS.

You may want to connect with peers across government, to find opportunities and share knowledge.

If you:

  • have been a digital professional for more than 2 years
  • are looking to broaden your skillset or gain more advanced expertise in your existing role.

Then we think you will find this information useful.

Gamification in government

At PAX AU 2022, the Gamifying Government Panel showcased public sector innovation that uses game design technology and priciples. Since 2018, the Gamifying Government Panel at PAX Aus convention has showcased how government is using gaming, 3D and virtual reality technology…

New traineeship program to boost digital employment opportunities and diversity

The APS Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities with 1,000 participants over the next 4 years. The Australian Public Service (APS) Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities for First Nations peoples, women, older people,…

Taking steps towards accessibility and inclusion

Talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion helps remove barriers that exclude people with a disability. Cath Rayner at work at her desk By Susan Baird I recently took the…

Developing as a leader through Coaching for Women in Digital program

Kylie Potter from Services Australia talks about her experiences as a recent participant in this program. The Coaching for Women in Digital Program works with female digital professionals to help them progress and develop as leaders in government. Kylie Potter from Services…

Develop your career and connect with women in digital

The Coaching for Women in Digital is now open for applications. The Digital Profession and Accenture’s online Coaching for Women in Digital program focuses on group coaching to help you develop leadership skills in digital related roles within the public sector. This…

Digital transformation based on services, not our IT systems

A digital transformation journey can be long. DAWE’s approach delivers lots of small, regular and incremental changes that add up to make a substantial difference to our agricultural industry. The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) is designing new…

Jamming for the people: designing for real change

Every year, professionals in public services across the world take part in the Global GovJam challenge to discuss, design and create solutions to deliver better services and products. This year’s Australian entry included members from the Digital Profession community. Every…

An important step for Australian digital capability

Find out more about the practical benefits of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), and how to use it for your agency or organisation. The Australian Government has made the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) free for all Australians. Find out…

Using oneAPS to uplift team skills and knowledge

IP Australia recently found that sending a staff member on a short, flexible mobility opportunity can provide many benefits. Are you a manager in the APS looking for ways to help your staff develop their skills and experience? IP Australia recently found that sending a…