Data Graduate roles support evidence-based, informed decision making, and work across all aspects of government such as policy development, program management and service delivery. Data Graduate roles cover the full data lifecycle including survey and questionnaire development, data acquisition, data engineering and data analysis, as well as more specialised streams such as data science, methodology, Geospatial analysis and data management.
We currently have 20 different government departments and agencies seeking to recruit graduates with data skills. Most roles are in Canberra.
Most graduate vacancies in the data stream are for Data Analysts, with a smaller number of roles for Data Scientists also available.
Data Analysts lead the design, analysis and delivery of relevant, trusted and objective statistics and data-related insights. They assist in designing and testing data collection instruments such as questionnaires and forms to ensure the data specification and solutions are fit for purpose. They analyse data to discover relationships between data items and draw findings, using their judgement and real world insights. They tell the story behind the data in an engaging and meaningful way.
Data Scientists are responsible for discovering, experimenting with and leading the use of new data sources, methods and products to meet the changing information needs of customers across governments, business and the community. Data Scientists play an important role in building their organisation’s capacity to take advantage of opportunities, such as advances in technology, big data, and use of administrative information for statistical purposes.