University of Newcastle: Partnership with Australian Public Service to boost regional jobs and digital opportunities

The APS Academy Campus will offer a suite of flexible data and digital training and entry level employment opportunities for students to help kick-start their APS data and digital professional careers without leaving our region.

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky welcomed the partnership announcement that will help drive new opportunities for the country, our region and students.

“Our University is well placed to lead the development of our digital economy for our region and we welcome this partnership with the Australian Government to establish an APS Academy in Newcastle,” Professor Zelinsky said.

“In an increasingly connected and digital world, the Academy will complement our existing work in cyber security and digital innovation, boost our skilled workforce in our region, and further embed our collaboration with government and industry.

“It will provide our students with new pathways for data and digital professional careers through work placements, and ensure that when they graduate our students will be ready for the digital world that awaits them.”

The Academy Campus based at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan campus is scheduled to be up and running in 2023. The Academy will initially offer up to 30 placements for students studying in the fields of computer and data science, information technology, software engineering and cyber security.