Starting your digital career

We provide support for professionals starting a new digital career in the APS.

We've designed this section for those who are:

  • new to the Australian Public Service and/or
  • new to working in a digital career or role and/or
  • looking for a career change to digital.

If you:

  • have been a digital professional for under 2 years
  • or are exploring the idea of a digital career, and whether it is right for you.

We think you will find this content useful.

New traineeship program to boost digital employment opportunities and diversity

The APS Digital Traineeship Program will create employment opportunities for First Nations people, women, older people, veterans transitioning to civilian roles and their spouses, with 1,000 participants over the next 4 years. The APS Digital Traineeship Program will create…

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…

Day in the life of a Service Designer

Stephen shares a day in his life as a service designer. As part of our work to define digital career pathways, we asked Digital Profession members to provide a short ‘day in the life’ story about their role. Stephen Collins  shares a day in his life as a service designer…

A Day in the Life of an Automation Analyst

Jodi shares a day in her life as an Automation Analyst. As part of our work to define digital career pathways, we asked Digital Profession members to provide a short ‘day in the life’ story about their role. Jodi shares a day in her life as an Automation Analyst…

Day in the life of an Automation Tester

Sarah shares a day in her life as an automation tester. As part of our work to define digital career pathways, we asked Digital Profession members to provide a short ‘day in the life’ story about their role. Sarah shares a day in her life as an automation tester…

Day in the life of a Cyber Security Specialist

Joanne shares a day in her life as a cyber security specialist. As part of our work to define digital career pathways, we asked Digital Profession members to provide a short ‘day in the life’ story about their role. Joanne shares a day in her life as a cyber security…

Digital Fundamentals training course

Digital Fundamentals (facilitated by Deloitte Digital) is designed to introduce introductory and beginner-level training courses to Digital Profession members to uplift their digital capability. Digital Fundamentals (facilitated by Deloitte Digital) is designed to introduce…

Welcome to the Digital Profession

We've released the Digital Profession's new website, Member Community Platform, and updated membership offering. We've released the Digital Profession's new website, Member Community Platform, and updated membership offering.

Eligible qualifications for the ADF Cyber Gap Program

This is a list of qualifications which are eligible under the Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program. Check to see if your degree or qualifications qualify you for the ADF Cyber Gap Program.