Goanna, the Queensland Government, and Microsoft are pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 intake of the First Nations Digital Careers Program are now open.
The program is aimed at First Nations people of all age groups with varying levels of digital skills and experience who are interested in kickstarting or transitioning to a digital career. As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to study a range of courses and to be placed into paid traineeships either within the Queensland Government, Microsoft, or one of their partner employers.
We currently have over 40 JOB opportunities available across both Queensland Government, Microsoft and digital industry partner organisations:
20 positions are available with a ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology
20 positions are available with a ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology
Successful applicants will receive:
A paid job in the digital field with flexible work and leave arrangements
Salaries that are above award wages
A 12-week training bootcamp to learn the skills needed to move into the workplace
An opportunity to work with leading employers both within Government and the private sector
An ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology or ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology upon completion of their studies
On-the-job training, experience and learning
Mentoring, assistance and pastoral care
Continued job opportunities at the end of their traineeship.
Cultural safety is at the core of the program, with trainees placed into jobs with employers who demonstrate culturally safe practices.
Queensland - Multiple state-wide roles available
What are we looking for?
To apply you need to meet the following criteria:
Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, of any age group
Willingness to learn and an interest in digital (experience in IT or digital roles is not necessary)
Be available to start the program prior to June 2023 – multiple intakes will occur until June 2023
Attend studies and a workplace in the nominated location (Queensland-wide roles available)
Commitment to finishing the program
Submit the required application documentation.
If you are an enthusiastic Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidate and would like to kickstart or transition to a career in the digital industry, apply now using the form below.
To apply for the program please submit both a:
resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
short paragraph on why you are interested in the program and this opportunity
Applications close on 5 February 2023.
In the what job are you applying for section please select First Nations Digital Careers Program - Traineeships