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Building digital capability to drive transformation

Programs to lift the digital skills of the Australian Public Service are being designed and delivered by the DTA as part of the government’s digital transformation agenda.

Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, said skilled staff were crucial to delivering effective digital services and the government needs to keep up with the private sector.

“We want the next group of digital superstars to see government as a great place to start their career,” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

The DTA’s ICT Entry-Level programs bring new talent into digital roles across government. Up to 1000 people are expected to apply for the current intake in which 200 apprentices and cadets will be placed in government agencies. This will be the largest intake in the programs’ 10 year history which has seen over 1000 people start their digital careers in government.

Applications for the DTA’s 2018 apprenticeship program close 4 August and cadetship program close 11 August. For more information on entry level training programs visit the DTA website.

The DTA has also kicked off discovery work with the Australian Public Service Commission to build capability through a number of digital literacy training programs. These programs will focus on up-skilling staff, developing digital skills at a senior executive level, and attracting and retaining digital talent within the public service.

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