Digital (Including ICT)

Technology has the potential to further enhance and transform the department’s business and service delivery to improve productivity, innovation, responsiveness, meet our people’s expectations for better services. It also contributes to the creation of more open government. By being closely aligned with the department’s goals and strategies, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment’s (DESE) ICT team delivers the services, technology and solutions to help achieve our vision and meet the needs of our stakeholders, the Australian people.

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The department continues to explore and invest in innovative technologies and is recognised as being at the forefront of the deployment of these technologies within the Australian Public Service (APS). The department is a leader in the deployment of Microsoft technologies such as .Net, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, Windows and the Office Suite. Our desktop applications and facilities are also considered cutting edge within government.

What our digital graduates do

Opportunities for graduates are varied and could include, for example, development/coding (mainly Microsoft product suite), project management, production support, business analysis, database development and administration (SQL), data warehousing and analytics, network and gateway, ICT security, testing, server build and management, contract management, system administration and operations, unified communications, mobile workspaces, ICT forensics and user experience design.

Who we are looking for

‘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

2021 recruitment

This year, DESE is using the whole of government digital recruitment program being managed by the Digital Transformation Agency to recruit our 2021 graduates.

The 2021 Australian Government Digital Graduate Program applications  are now closed. \ Applications for the 2021 program are now closed. More information on the 2022 program will be coming in late 2020 or early 2021. For more information, visit the Digital Transformation Agency website.

DESE also welcomes applications from all degree disciplines for our generalist pathway. The 2021 recruitment process is scheduled for July 2020. Sign up on our website to receive a notification when applications are open.