Are you passionate about digital technologies? Do you have a knack for problem-solving?
Work on things that matter with a digital or technical career in the Australian Government.
Apply once to access many digital and technical roles for early career professionals. Or start a new career.
A career with the Australian Government can give you valuable industry experience while working on projects that help everyone. From technical problem solving and analytics to digital design and development, you can find an opportunity to suit your level of skill and experience.
1. Start an apprenticeship — no degree or experience necessary
If you're looking for a career change or finishing year 12, you can start your digital career now and gain your qualification while you work.
Work full time and complete a Certificate IV or diploma in a digital or technology-related field. It's all paid for by your government employer.
Once your qualification is complete you'll be able to continue working with permanent employment.
In this program you'll get:
2. Already studying? Get paid while you finish your degree
If you will complete the minimum 1st year (or equivalent) of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a digital or technical field by January 2021, you can apply for a paid internship (cadetship) with the Australian Government.
In this program you'll get:
3. Professional jobs for recent graduates
If you've completed your digital or technical degree in the last 5 years, you can apply for a graduate job with the Australian Government.
In a graduate job you'll get:
There are 3 stages of the application assessment process:
we will review your responses to the assessment questions looking at how best skills and attributes have been demonstrated for digital roles
we will review your work-related qualities to perform duties.
If our selection panel finds suitable qualities, you will be shortlisted for an online interview. If you are not shortlisted, you will be notified by email as soon as possible.
Online panel interview
You will be asked behavioural and scenario-based questions to demonstrate skills and abilities.
If you are found suitable you will be placed in the merit pool. If you are placed in the merit pool you may be invited at a later stage to the speed matching round. In both cases, you will be notified by email of the outcome.
If you were not suitable you will be notified by email as soon as possible.
Online speed matching
This is a short online session with staff from all participating agencies. It's an opportunity to showcase your skills and find out more about the agencies and what they are looking for. This is also an opportunity for agencies to review your skills and interest.
You will be asked to preference agencies you would like to be a graduate in. Agencies will also preference graduates they would like to hire. We will review all preferences and work with agencies to assist them make offers for roles.
Often there are more graduates than agencies. If you are not matched with an agency you will be placed on a merit pool for future consideration, which will remain open for 12 months.
The complete application assessment process usually takes around 5 months from the time applications close.
In a digital emerging talent role job you'll get:
Participants may also undertake rotations through various digital areas and roles