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 the APS and Commonwealth, 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.

Eligibility

The Digital Profession is not just for those in ‘traditional’ or technical IT disciplines. With this in mind, we welcome practitioners in APS and Commonwealth 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.

We have several membership tiers available. See below for more information.

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 the APS and Commonwealth.
  • Access and contribute to libraries of discipline resources.
  • Attend exclusive events.

Membership tiers

Associate

Eligibility: Anyone interested in the Digital Profession.

Cost: Free

Benefits: 

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

We have more information about Associate membership.

Practitioner

Eligibility:

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

Cost: Free for 2021*

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. 

Future membership tiers

Aspiring Practitioner

We are working on this membership. If you are interested, please join as an Associate to get updates.

Verified Practitioner

We are working on this membership. If you are interested, please join as an Associate to get updates.

Accredited Professional

We are working on this membership. If you are interested, please join as an Associate to get updates.