Digital Apprenticeship Program

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The Digital Apprenticeship Program is for Australian citizens who are passionate about digital technology. We place people who are looking to start their digital or technical career in government. Roles are available across the APS, and changes depending on the participating agencies.

Apprenticeship locations vary each year. Past participants have been placed in the following locations:

  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
  • Perth

You may be eligible for relocation assistance if you need to move to another city for an apprenticeship.

In this program you’ll get:

  • industry experience while you study
  • vocational qualification in digital technology for government
  • support from supervisors
  • competitive salary and super
  • permanent government employment.

You’ll work full time and complete a Certificate IV or diploma in a digital or technology-related field. Your studies will be fully paid, and you’ll have permanent employment when you finish your course.

Past apprentices have worked in the following areas:

  • cyber security
  • user research
  • programming
  • interactive media
  • software engineering
  • big data
  • networking
  • systems analysis and design
  • web development
  • data analytics
  • systems testing
  • infrastructure support
  • networking
  • help desk
  • applications development

Government agencies have many different digital and technical roles. These roles support the core functions of each agency and are always changing.

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