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 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,…

Digital Profession snapshot 2020 to 2022

A snapshot of achievements and milestones of the Digital Profession over its first 2 years.   Image A 2-year snapshot of the Digital Profession 2020-2022. (PDF version, 94.9 Kb)

End of 2022 message from Head of Digital Profession

As Randall Brugeaud concludes his term as the inaugural Head of the Digital Profession this month, he reflects on the Digital Profession's achievements and highlights. This month I conclude my term as the inaugural Head of the Digital Profession. It has been an honour…

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…

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…

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…