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APS and University of Newcastle Partner to Deliver New Campus

The Minister for the Public Service recently announced that the Australian Public Service (APS) will partner with the University of Newcastle to deliver a new university Academy Campus. 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.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle welcomed the partnership announcement that will help drive new opportunities for the country, our region and students. He noted that the University is well-placed to lead the development of the digital economy for the region and they welcome this partnership with the Australian Government to establish an APS Academy in Newcastle.

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

Moreover, it will provide students with new pathways for data and digital professional careers through work placements, and ensure that when they graduate, 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.

Supporting the growth of I&T in Australia

The 2022-23 federal Budget is Australia’s plan for a stronger future – this means a serious commitment to the future-facing industries, technologies and skills that will keep Australia at the forefront of a fast-changing world.

With Australia’s economy currently sitting above pre-pandemic levels and ahead of the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Italy, the Government has mapped out a ‘big picture’ pathway, as well as continuing to support businesses and individuals through current challenges.

Focus on innovation and technology

Some of the key new initiatives announced in this year’s Budget revolve around innovation, technology and developing the next generation of Australian companies and products. In particular:

  • AU$1.6 billion to kickstart Australia’s Economic Accelerator program and support research projects with high commercial opportunity
  • further funding for the Digital Economy Strategy
  • additional grant funding for critical minerals, manufacturing, clean energy and defence
  • increased funding for the Medical Research Future Fund to support innovative treatments, advanced health care and medical technology.

Digital technology

Australia’s goal to become a top 10 data and digital economy by 2030 has been boosted by extensive funding in the budget. As well as significant support for businesses to embrace the digital revolution, the government will pour more than AU$ 130 million into its Digital Economy Strategy, building on last year’s AU$ 1.2 billion budget funding and the further AU$ 347 million committed over the past 12 months.

The new strategy initiatives include extending the government’s cyber hubs pilot, funding for Australia’s quantum computing industry, supporting women to pursue career opportunities in the growing tech workforce and investing in the digitisation of the transport sector, among others. The government is also planning to develop a Digital Age Policy that will be used to position Australia as a world leader in regulating the digital economy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help 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 3,000 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.