Join the Digital Profession

Be recognised for your digital expertise across government and create a digital-ready public service.

When you join the Digital Profession, you join a community of peers to learn from, collaborate with, and mentor. With members from across all tiers government, you will have the benefit of diverse viewpoints and disciplines to understand digital trends.

As a member, you will help set the direction and continual development of the Digital Profession.


The Digital Profession is not just for those in ‘traditional’ or technical IT disciplines. With this in mind, we welcome practitioners from all tiers of government who work in:

  • designing and delivering digital services, and includes agile, service delivery and management responsibilities 
  • digital transformation, using and embedding digital technology in business processes to change how the organisation or team operates and delivers
  • user experience and human-centred ways of thinking and designing for projects, products or policies
  • ICT, privacy and security roles that relate to digital and technological frameworks, infrastructure and business processes
  • managers of digital teams such as project managers, CIOs, CDOs and any role that manages digital-related teams or projects
  • digital leaders across all levels such as team leaders and those interested in digital transformation and technology’s role in government.

Digital skills and disciplines take on a variety of forms and meaning across government, and includes ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ skills. For example, digital also covers methods of thinking and working as an attribute of one’s role. If you are not sure where you fit, please contact us to discuss.

For those who don’t meet the eligibility requirements above, but are still interested in our work, our Associate tier is for you. It is open to everyone, including contractors working in government, consultants and private industry employees. See below for more information.

Membership benefits

For agencies and teams

  • Identify and fill skill gaps with short-term mobility placements.
  • Find and develop digital talent in your teams.
  • Develop digital leaders – professional development.

Membership registration is on an individual basis only – there is no ‘team’ membership. But our programs provide benefits for teams and agencies, as well as individuals.

For individuals

  • Connect with peers from across government.
  • Access and contribute to libraries of discipline resources.
  • Attend exclusive events.

Membership tiers


Eligibility: Anyone interested in the Digital Profession.

Cost: Free


  • Email updates and newsletters on the Digital Profession
  • Access to complimentary tools, guides and resources

We have more information about Associate membership.



  • Experience in a digital role or digital ways of working.
  • Ongoing and non-ongoing employee of an APS, Commonwealth, state or local government agency.
  • Willing to complete a short skills self-assessment, which will help you create your member profile.

Cost: Currently free*

Benefits: In addition to all the Associate inclusions, Practitioners will have access to the member-only platform, which will provide:

  • communities to connect with peers and build libraries of resources together
  • exclusive events
  • member-only development and career opportunities
  • event discounts

We have more information about Practitioner membership.

*We will advise of any changes to membership costs. Joining during the complimentary period does not financially commit you to anything. You only need to sign up for one tier. Practitioner tier members receive all Associates benefits in addition to the benefits of that tier.

State and Local Government employees.
There are 8 broad employers for you to choose from when signing up, VIC Government, NSW Government, ACT Government, QLD Government, TAS Government, WA Government, SA Government and NT Government. Please use your work email address when signing up, then select the state you work for, rather than your specific agency. 

Future membership tiers

Aspiring Practitioner

We are currently developing this membership tier. If you are interested, please join the tier most suited to you at the moment to get updates.

Verified Practitioner

We are currently developing this membership tier. If you are interested, please join the tier most suited to you at the moment to get updates.

Accredited Professional

We are currently developing this membership tier. If you are interested, please join the tier most suited to you at the moment to get updates.