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Australia’s data fellowship program for public service staff open for application

Australia’s data fellowship program for public service staff open for application

To
give talented Australian Public Service staff an opportunity to develop
advanced data skills, data fellowship offered by Australian Government is now
open for application.

According
to the announcement
made by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), the data fellowship programme
by the Australian Government targets current employees of the Australian Public
Service who are interested in building data skills within their agencies.

Up
to 10 high-performing data specialists in the Australian Public Service will be
selected to develop a solution for a data-related problem or opportunity.

The
data fellowship is a 3-month full-time placement with no cost to data fellows. Agencies
will continue to pay their salaries, superannuation and entitlements, with all travel
and accommodation costs reimbursed.

Before
their application, applicants should make sure that they have approval from the
Data Champion
or a senior executive of their agencies and are able to start the project with
3 months of the application closing date in March.

Data
Champions are senior officials within Government agencies tasked with promoting
data use, sharing and reuse within their organisations.

Data
fellows will work with Data61 or another partner organisation during their
placement on projects involving data analysis, forecasting or API development.
The DTA and Data61 will consult with the data fellow’s agency on the start
date. With offices in most major cities in Australia as well as some regional
locations, most data fellows will be placed in the Data61 office closest to
their current locations.

Other
than training on advanced data skills, data fellow will also be part of a
bigger alumni network after completing the placement to share learnings and
experience.

Some
of the previous projects that data fellow alumni worked on include:

(1)   
Using social
media resources and data on trends such as travel, retail, home and car sales, to
provide a new real-time indicator of household consumption and spending

(2)   
Using
health-related data sets to create expenditure models for evidence-based policy
design

(3)   
Applying
machine learning techniques to compare different GDP modelling in Australia, so
as to create a new way of predicting economic growth in Australia.

(4)   
Applying
machine learning techniques to conduct predictive analysis based on
lightweight feature, such as metadata, to
expanding a real-time file identification system that supports digital
forensics

(5)   
Using
vessel and trade data to design an agent-based model of a container terminal
model for data analysis. The model will later scale up to the wider
intermodal supply chain.

(6)   
Using machine
learning to streamline how the Australian Industry publication is compiled and
produced. This included improvements to the processing cycle of the Economic
Activity Survey.

(7)   
Designing
a microsimulation model to conduct simulation for health risk and assess
hospitalisation risk in chronic disease patients.

(8)   
Building
an empirical model to estimate
greenhouse gas emissions and predict the changes of terrestrial soil
carbon. By monitoring soil carbon in Australia’s crop and grasslands, this
model can be used as a validation tool for the official estimates of greenhouse
gas emissions.

(9)   
Developing
techniques to detect harmful trading detection techniques using data from the Australian
Securities and Investments Commission. These techniques find patterns of
repeated misconduct and relationships between entities of interest.

(10) Building a process and platform that analyses GPS data from road freight vehicles.
This provided insights into congested areas of the road network, rest patterns
of truck drivers, and changes in road freight activity.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com