The APS Data Profession is open to all Australian Public Service (APS) employees with an interest in learning more about data and working with it.
The APS Data Profession promotes knowledge sharing, peer-based learning and career development to lift the data capability of the APS workforce.
The Data Profession is focused on defining the key capabilities of data professionals and creating new career development opportunities to increase the size, diversity and mobility of the APS data workforce.
Members can expect:
- regular updates from senior leaders across the APS about a range of data-related topics
- invitations to hear fresh perspectives and gain insight from data leaders and experts at events and forums
- opportunities to network with like-minded colleagues and explore data-related mobility opportunities across the APS.
Visit the APS Data Profession.
Australian Data Strategy
This strategy sets out how the Government will enhance effective, safe and secure data use over the period to 2025.
APS Data Capability Framework
The Framework is a guide for agencies, employees and managers as they build data capabilities, manage workforce requirements and develop careers.
Tools and templates
Data.gov.au is the central source of Australian open government data. Anyone can access the anonymised public datasets, publicly-funded research data and datasets from private institutions that are in the public interest.
APS Data Professional video library
The APS Data Professional video library includes the series ‘In Conversation with Dr Gruen’ along with past Data Profession Technical Forums. Hear about the experiences and lessons learned by agencies and data professionals in the Australian Public Service (APS).
Craft Conversations – Data Profession
This video is recorded from the APS Academy's Craft Conversations event for the Data Profession month in June 2022. Panellists discuss the types of work data professionals engage in and the importance of ongoing capability development.
Craft Conversations – Digital and Data Professions
This video was recorded in May 2022 at the APS Academy’s Craft Conversations event for the Digital and Data Professions. In it, the Head of the Data Profession and the Head of the Digital Profession share their experiences of the APS.
BETA – Behavioural Insights Practitioners’ Network
The Behavioural Insights Practitioners’ Network is a forum for existing behavioural insights practitioners across the APS. It is coordinated by the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA).