An update from the Data Profession Team
Hello from the Data Profession Team! It has been a very busy few months for us as we complete the second year of our work program.
We are pleased to advise that the Data Profession Members’ Community Platform (MCP) went live on 22 August, and membership is growing fast. We have over 1,500 members and over 90 agencies!
The MCP is a space to connect with other data professionals through communities of practice and discussion boards, find mobility opportunities, register for events, and locate useful resources. It is open to Commonwealth, state and territory, and local government employees. If you are keen to engage with like-minded data professionals and see what exciting work is going on in the data space, check out the platform today.
There are already several Communities of Practice operating on the platform – be sure to take a look at this edition’s article spotlighting three of these.
The Australian National University, in collaboration with the Data Profession, has developed an SES Data Leadership Course to build general data capability and awareness in senior executives across the Australian Public Service. Comprising seven modules presented over four successive weeks, the inaugural course commenced on 30 September and will finish on 21 October 2022. The Data Profession Team will work with the APS Academy to embed this into their course offerings.
Lots of work is happening to design the Data Cadet program which will provide data entry pathways in regional areas of Australia, initially in Darwin, Newcastle, and Townsville. It will offer 2 day part-time employment with a data focused APS agency to those who have completed the first year of their degree, with full-time employment offered on completion of the degree. Data internships are also being designed to offer undergraduates short term paid work with APS agencies. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit Career Pathways | APS Jobs
The final version of the APS Data Capability Framework (DCF) will be released in November 2022. Until now, the Framework has been available as a beta version, while being tested and used by agencies for a range of scenarios. This testing assisted us to refine the Framework and ensure its relevance as an enduring product. We look forward to sharing it with all of you.
The team has finalised the second year of the Data Profession program and has reported on many achievements and challenges. This report will be published to the APS Professions – Data Professions webpage on the APSC website. The team will spend the next couple of months completing our foundational projects and planning for year three!
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The Data Profession Team