The APS Digital Profession aims to lift the digital expertise of the public sector, meeting long-term capability needs of government. This will help agencies to better design and deliver products and services for the needs of the Australian community.
The APS Digital Profession will work with teams and agencies to lift their digital capability by helping to recruit and retain talent for core digital roles. This includes:
entry level through apprentice, cadet and graduate programs
senior executive level, by embedding digital leaders in the recruitment process to help select the right talent for digital transformation.
There are also short-term mobility opportunities, which allows teams to quickly fill vacancies, and individuals to upskill and bring back new expertise to their home agencies.
Chris Fechner is the Head of the Digital Profession and Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Transformation Agency. Chris will champion support for the strategy and deliver the prioritised program of work that brings the strategy to life.
The heads of the 3 professions are overseen by Australian Public Service Commissioner and Head of Professions, Peter Woolcott. The APS Professions strategies are supported administratively by the APSC.