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ICT Professional and Skills Development Taskforce Report: Meeting the Demand for ICT Skills in the Australian Public Service - Today and for the Future (the Report)

Publication Summary

The Report assesses the need for information and communications technology (ICT) skills within government and provides a list of recommendations aimed at improving the recruitment, retention and development of ICT specialists in the APS.

The Department of Finance and Administration (Finance) convened an ICT Professional and Skills Development Taskforce (the Taskforce) in October 2005 in response to the Management Advisory Committee (MAC) report number five, Managing and Sustaining the Australian Public Service (APS) Workforce, issued in October 2005.

The report outlines initiatives identified by the Australian Government’s information and communications technology (ICT) Professional and Skills Development Taskforce and ICT Skills Roundtable, aimed at improving the recruitment, retention and development of ICT specialists in the APS.

The report provides a set of recommendations for immediate attention in the areas of:

  • Transportability of Security Clearances for ICT contractors in high demand
  • Whole-of-Government Panels for specialised ICT recruitment
  • Whole-of-Government Project Management Accreditation
  • Migrant and Offshore Resources
  • Senior Executive ICT Awareness
  • Whole-of-Government Mentoring
  • Whole-of-Government ICT Apprenticeships and Cadetships
  • Working with the Education Sectors

Full Publication

ICT Professional and Skills Development Taskforce Report: Meeting the Demand for ICT Skills in the Australian Public Service [PDF Document 934 KB]

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