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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program

The Department of Defence has partnered with us to provide a crucial career development opportunity. The Department of Defence has partnered with the Digital Profession to provide an exciting career development opportunity - the Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program…

Digital Apprenticeship Program

The Digital Apprenticeship Program is for people looking for a career change or finishing year 12. You’ll get to work with digital technologies and solve problems for things that matter. No degree necessary. Our apprenticeship program is for people looking for a career…

Practitioner membership

As a Practitioner, you will have an account on our Member Management System. As a Practitioner, you will have an account on our Members' Community Platform (MCP).

Digital Cadetship Program

The Digital Cadetship Program gives you an opportunity to practise and develop your skills while you’re still studying. You’ll get to work in the industry while you finish studying and get a leg-up for a successful digital or technical career with the Australian Government.…