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Digital Careers Graduate Program – launching ICT careers

TAFE NSW has ten (10) graduate positions open in our 2-year Digital Careers Program. Each position will begin at a TAFE NSW Centre of Excellence, relevant to your chosen skills areas (see table below).

One of the graduate roles will include a targeted Aboriginal position.

To fully develop your capabilities you will also have the opportunity to rotate to different skill areas for up to 6 months each time. This ability to experience different areas will provide exposure to up to three (3) different ICT areas (including service operations) over the course of the 2-year program.

You’ll also be supported by TAFE NSW mentors and coach/es during the program, as well as complete accredited units of study in the field of leadership. Your qualifications may be from a range of academic levels, from diploma to undergraduate degrees, and your work location will be aligned with your chosen field (as shown in the following table):

Skills area (# positions)

Centre of excellence/location

Business analysis (1)

Newcastle or Albury or Coffs Harbour

Business analysis (2)

Port Macquarie or Ultimo

Project management (1)

(Learning technologies)

Sydney or Dubbo or Grafton

Project management (1)

(Learning technologies)


Network management (1)

Sydney or Ultimo

Systems administration (1)

Penrith or Macquarie Fields

Security operations (1)


UX/UI design (1)

Wollongong or Meadowbank or Port Macquarie

Project management (1)

(Digital platforms)

Wollongong or Meadowbank or Port Macquarie

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We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are passionate about ICT and able to embrace a rapidly developing technology environment
  • Want choice and opportunity in their career
  • Are keen to learn and develop
  • Are enthusiastic to share their knowledge and experience with others
  • Are inspired by the public sector values of integrity, trust, service and accountability

The capabilities for the ICT digital careers graduate role you are applying for are described in the role description.

To qualify for the Digital Careers Graduate Program you must:

  • Have completed a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or undergraduate degree in an ICT related field between June 2018 and June 2019
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport who has been resident in Australia for at least six months, or hold a current visa that allows you to work full-time in Australia until at least July 2021 at the time of the application.
  • Be able to satisfactorily complete a Working with Children Clearance and Criminal Check.

Selection process

Step 1 – Register your interest (not compulsory)

The first stage of the process is an informal registration of your interest by emailing to obtain additional information or answers to your questions.

Step 2 – Submit job application via 'I work for NSW'

Your job application follows the standard application process for NSW Government positions and is entirely online. You will be required to provide important information about your experience, interest and general application criteria, including educational and work-related experience. Your resume must also detail two (2) referees who will be able to provide information about your past work experience, skills, character and general conduct. Technical difficulties? Contact the I work for NSW support team at or 1800 562 679.

Step 3 – Pre-assessment

If you progress to the next stage you will be notified by our team and invited to the pre-assessment phase. This phase requires you to complete an online personality assessment that takes around 15-20 minutes. The expected turnaround time to complete this phase is 3 days.

Step 4 – Merit based selection

You will be asked to attend a Sydney CBD location (at your own expense) to undertake:

  • group activity where you will be presented a scenario and asked to respond.
  • A behavioural interview consisting of a structured set of questions designed to demonstrate your capabilities and past experience.

Step 5 – Offer of Employment

If you are successful at the selection phase, we will contact the referees listed in your application. If your referee reports are satisfactory, we will then make you an offer.
Your offer will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, i.e.; citizenship, visa, qualification, working with children and criminal history – and then your exciting ICT career with TAFE NSW begins!

If you meet the above requirements and would like to proceed:

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The Digital Careers Program is focused on Information Communication and Technology (ICT) roles within TAFE NSW.It provides an opportunity for entry-level positions for VET and higher education graduates.

The 2-year program provides employment opportunities in both metropolitan and regional areas, in a supportive environment with a personal mentor and coaches.

You will start your career with a competitive remuneration package of approximately $65,827 – $72,660 and total package of $80,543.

Only Australian citizens, permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand citizens with a current New Zealand passport who have been residing in Australia for at least six months or hold a current visa that allows them to work full-time in Australia until at least July 2021 at the time of the application are eligible to apply.

Recognition from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or the appropriate State or Territory Overseas Qualifications Unit is required as evidence of eligibility for the Digital Careers program.

Because we understand that graduates may have limited (if any) work experience, this is not an essential requirement for this program. You will, however, need to demonstrate that you are able to meet all the relevant focus capabilities (see Role Descriptions). You can include any volunteer or project experience you may have gained during your studies (at school, with a VET provider or at a higher education institution), as these can demonstrate your skills and experience. You should also include any part-time or casual work, especially where it relates to ICT or customer service experience.

You will be able to request a reasonable adjustment throughout each step of the recruitment process.If you require a reasonable adjustment, please contact

No. The Digital Careers Program is a full-time 2-year program.

There are ten (10) graduate roles, spread between Meadowbank, Newcastle, Albury, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Ultimo, Sydney, Dubbo, Grafton, Armidale, Strathfield, Penrith, Macquarie Fields and Wollongong. Please refer to the table for the relevant positions available at each location.

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Once your application is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement email. You will also be contacted after the initial screening process is complete (approximately 2-3 weeks after applications close) and, if successful, invited to participate in the next selection phase. If you are unsuccessful at any phase, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Final offers will be undertaken during the week commencing 17 June 2019. Regularly check the email address you provided us, as that is how we will communicate with you.

Please refer to the 'Frequently Asked questions' page of 'I work for NSW'.

If you do not find a resolution, contact the ‘I work for NSW’ support team on or 1800 562 679

Submit your enquiry by emailing and we will respond within three business days.