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ICT Apprenticeship, Cadetship & Graduate Programme

ICT: Start Here, Go Anywhere

Competitive starting salary . flexible working arrangements . permanent job . study and training opportunities . support from managers and colleagues

Apprenticeship Programme

The Australian Government ICT Apprenticeship Programme is for students who are currently completing their Year 12 Certificate, and people with a passion for ICT who are looking for an exciting career change. It is a fantastic opportunity for participants to learn technical skills and theories, as well as gain a formal qualification and valuable workplace experience.

Apprentices are employed at the APS1 level within a participating Australian Government agency, and work the equivalent of four days per week. The remainder of their time is dedicated to completing a Certificate IV or Diploma in one of the following areas:

  • Information Technology;
  • IT Networking;
  • IT Programming;
  • Software Development; or
  • Systems Analysis and Design.

The course fees for this qualification will be paid by the participant's agency, which means no out of pocket expenses! Apprentices will also be provided with paid study leave in order to attend their classes. For more information or for details on how to apply, check out our website www.australia.gov.au/ictentrylevel You can also sign up to our Facebook page for updates on the recruitment process and tips on how to apply.

Link to Facebook Page

Cadetship Programme

The Australian Government ICT Cadetship Programme is a recruitment initiative that is for university students who have completed their first year (full-time equivalent) of an undergraduate degree in ICT, or an undergraduate degree with an ICT major. It is an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in working in ICT to learn technical skills and theories, as well as gain a formal qualification and valuable workplace experience.

Cadets are employed at the APS2 level within a participating Australian Government agency, and work a minimum of two days per week. The remainder of their time is dedicated to their university study, which should take a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of three years to complete. Cadets will also receive a generous study allowance to support their university costs.

For more information or for details on how to apply, check out our website www.australia.gov.au/ictentrylevel.

You can also sign up to our Facebook page for updates on the recruitment process and tips on how to apply.

Link to Facebook Page

Graduate Programme

Do you have a keen interest in ICT?  Kick start your career with the Australian Government ICT Graduate Programme!  Apply for this programme and be considered by many exciting Australian Government agencies through the one application process.  The ICT Graduate Programme gives you the chance to work in various roles and develop key ICT skills that are in high demand across the Australian Government.  The ICT Graduate Programme will improve your employment credentials, help you manage your ICT career, and allow you to gain new skills and industry knowledge. As an Australian Government ICT Graduate you will receive:

  • a competitive starting salary;
  • a post graduate qualification with an ICT focus;
  • an ongoing Government position;
  • free Australian Computer Society (ACS) membership and access to ACS events;
  • generous leave and superannuation;
  • structured support from managers and colleagues; and
  • flexible working arrangements.

For more information or for details on how to apply, check out our website www.australia.gov.au/ictentrylevel.

You can also sign up to our Facebook page for updates on the recruitment process and tips on how to apply.

Link to Facebook Page

Contact for information on this page: Entry-level Programmes Team