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2023 Australian Government Digital Cadetship Program

The Australian Government Digital Cadetship program is for Australian citizens who are currently studying a degree in a digital or technology related field. We place people who are looking to start their digital or technical career in government. Roles are available across government, and change depending on the participating agencies.

If you are currently studying one of the listed degrees then you should consider applying. You'll need to have completed at least 12 months of your degree by January 2023.

Double and honours degrees in these fields are also accepted.

If your degree is not listed but you believe it is suited to a digital cadetship placement please get in touch to discuss your options before applying.

Government agencies have many different digital and technical roles. These roles support the core functions of each agency and are always changing. Past cadets have worked in the following areas:

  • cyber security
  • user research
  • programming
  • interactive media
  • software engineering
  • big data
  • networking
  • systems analysis and design
  • web development
  • data analytics
  • systems testing
  • infrastructure support
  • networking
  • applications development.

To underpin your future digital career, the Program will offer development opportunities to help you transition into the Australian Government and understand the broader digital work environment. You will be employed at the APS2 level (or equivalent) in one of the many exciting Australian Government agencies participating in the Program across the country. You will work a minimum 2 days a week as part of a team in a digital/IT related area.

Benefits of the program

In this program you'll get:

  • industry experience while you finish studying
  • competitive salary for flexible part-time hours around your class timetable reimbursement for your uni fees if you pass (up to $800 per subject)
  • likely credit towards your degree
  • permanent employment when you finish your degree.
  • You'll work a minimum of 2 days per week around your university classes while you complete your degree.

Mentoring and support

You will have support from your supervisor and a dedicated career liaison to give you the best chance of success.

Your supervisor will provide guidance and feedback on day-to-day work and help you understand how your work is contributing to the agency's goals.

Your career liaison will help you with your studies and job skills. They will help guide your professional development towards a successful and rewarding career.

You will also get to network with other participants and develop professional relationships that will support you throughout your career.

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  • Job type:Cadetships
  • Disciplines:

    Computer Science, Cyber Security, Engineering Software,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane,


    Jan 2023 (approx)





  • Program Duration

    1-3 Years

  • Closing Date:27th Jun 2022, 1:59 pm


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