A Machinery of Government change approved by the Prime Minister on 5 July 2021 will see the APS Digital Profession function move from the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to the Australian Public Service Commission.
The transfer coincides with other changes to the DTA, enabling the DTA to focus on its core policy responsibilities with regards to ICT and digital investment across the APS.
The APS Digital Professional Stream, as well as the HR and Data professional streams, are key workforce initiatives of Delivering for Tomorrow - APS Workforce Strategy 2025. The APS Professional Streams develop actions to address critical capability gaps, grow current workforce capability, and ensure the APS is positioned to deliver a world class public service.
Hosting the Digital Profession from the APSC strengthens the opportunity to build digital capability across the public service. In particular, through providing closer alignment of the Digital Profession with the Commission’s broader responsibilities for APS-wide capability initiatives, including the APS Workforce Strategy, Learning and Development Strategy and Action Plan, and the establishment of the APS Academy.
Mr Randall Brugeaud, former CEO of the Digital Transformation Agency and inaugural Head of the Digital Profession, will remain as Head of the Digital Profession.
The APSC is looking forward to supporting Mr Brugeaud in this role through the work of the Digital Profession team.
Implementing Machinery of Government changes takes time, and the APSC is working closely with the DTA to finalise arrangements in line with Machinery of Government guidelines.