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 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…

Giving back – rejoining WITEM™ as a mentor

Past WITEM™ mentee Sarah Polhill (Chief Information Officer, ACCC), shares her experience as a mentor, and her desire to give back to the program. The Dell Women in IT Executive Mentoring (WITEM™) is a 12-month mentoring and coaching program for talented Executive Level 2 (…

Digital Graduate Program

The Digital Graduate Program gives you an opportunity to excel in a digital or technical career after you’ve graduated from university.

Eligible digital qualifications

We accept applications for our graduate and cadet programs from those who are studying or have completed the qualifications below. We accept applications for our cadetships and graduate program from those who are studying or have completed the qualifications below…

Emerging talent programs

With emerging talent programs, we help build digital skills in government. Work on things that matter with a digital or technical career in the Australian Government.

Digital Traineeship Program

Information for agencies The Australian Public Service Commission delivers the Digital Traineeship Program. It is an Australian Government pilot policy initiative to address digital skills shortages and increase digital workforce diversity in the Commonwealth…

Digital Cadet 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…

Join the Digital Profession

Connect, learn and collaborate across all levels of government. Connect, learn and collaborate across all levels of government.

Digital Fundamentals training course

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