Digital (Including ICT) Stream

We are a participating agency in the Australian Government Graduate Program Digital Stream which is part of the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP).

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Graduates in this stream undertake a structured program administered by the Australian Public Service Commission.

Graduates in this program have the opportunity to excel in a digital or technical career after graduating from university. As a recent graduate, you’ll have an opportunity to further develop your skills while working.

Who are we looking for?

Do you want to:

  • improve the lives of millions trying to learn and earn?
  • have a direct impact on ambitious multi-million-dollar government programs?
  • play a valued part in a once-in-a-generation change in the way the Australian Public Service (APS) does business with technology?
  • enjoy solving the most challenging problems in stimulating and flexible environments?
  • work in multi-disciplinary teams with skilled APS staff and industry experts?
  • build resilient modern services with cloud technologies that can better respond to the changing needs of the Australian community?

Our ICT teams deliver digital solutions to help achieve the Government’s vision of providing a personalised experience that is stable, secure, reliable, and ultimately anticipates the needs of every user most impacted by our work.

The department is continually exploring and investing in innovative cloud technologies and is recognised as being at the forefront of technology deployment in the APS. We are constantly improving our desktop applications and facilities to provide a better experience for our ICT staff.

We also recognise this goes beyond using cutting-edge tools to include support for methods and mindsets as we face an increasingly unpredictable future. To meet this challenge, our current focus is on embedding and resourcing DevOps and agile methodologies, and human-centred design into our ways of working.

‘The department provides a wide range of Information Technology and Digital services to its staff and external customers including other government agencies, job seekers, employers, students and service providers. We are looking for people who are passionate about IT services and creating great experiences for the people who use them. We are looking for people who are innovative and creative and have an interest in building technology, IT security, IT infrastructure, design thinking, user centred design, data and analytics, program and project management and digital channel engagement. We want people who like to solve problems and who want to be part of a team that develops solutions.’ - Kerryn Kovacevic, Chief Digital Officer

What our digital graduates do

Graduates will be working in a fast-paced environment where opportunities are exciting and diverse.

Opportunities for graduates include:

  • development/coding
  • user experience (UX)
  • service and visual design
  • testing; sophisticated business and data analysis and tools such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

While our work is mostly based in Canberra, we also have offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and our teams are practiced at working flexibly to get the job done. To support this transformation, the digital landscape for the department is evolving. Graduates will have the opportunity to work across in a range of teams designed to deliver services for the community. These include teams with technical focuses, business design focuses and enabling functions.

Technical opportunities

  • Development/coding (mainly Microsoft product suite
  • Data base development and administration (SQL)
  • Data warehousing and analytics
  • Network and gateway
  • ICT security
  • ICT forensics
  • Unified communications
  • Server build and management
  • Mobile workspaces
  • System Administration and Operations

Business Design opportunities

  • Service design
  • User experience design
  • User interface design

Enabling Service opportunities

  • Contract management
  • Financial services
  • Project reporting design and visualisation


To be eligible for the Digital stream you must submit a completed application through the AGGP process prior to the closing date and time. Eligibility may include the following:

  • evidence of Australian citizenship
  • have completed (or will complete) at least an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 qualification (a Bachelor degree), equivalent, or higher equivalent by 31 December 2023
  • have completed your most recent degree no more than 5 years ago on the date you lodge your application
  • be able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted onto the program when required. Further information on security clearances is available from Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA)
  • be willing to undergo any police, character, health, or other checks required.

Successful applicants will be placed in a merit pool that will be considered by the APS and Commonwealth entities. Please note that agencies and departments and will offer different employment conditions and graduate program features.

Applying for the 2024 Australian Government Graduate Program Digital Stream as an ICT Graduate

We are a participating agency in the Australian Government Graduate Program Digital Stream which is part of the Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP). Applications for the AGGP streams have now closed.

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