Getting help from the DTA
We offer help in many ways for people working in government.
Free guidance, tools and training
We provide expert guidance and tools to help you set up, run and maintain a digital service.
Workshops, meet-ups and events
We run workshops and meet-ups at our Canberra and Sydney offices. We also host guest speakers and hold pop-up events.
Helping people share ideas
We organise communities of practice for people working in government. These bring people together to share ideas, show their work, solve problems and explore best practice.
We have communities of practice for service design, user research, project management and content design. New members from any level of government are welcome.
We form partnerships with other government agencies, working with them to build or redevelop digital services.
As part of this work our digital specialists mentor and coach people working in government. This includes providing guidance and advice on meeting the Digital Service Standard, agile development, service design, user research, content design, strategy and accessibility.
For more information about partnerships email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helping government buy digital products and services
We make it easier for government agencies to buy information and communication technology (ICT) and for sellers to work with government.
We do this in the following ways:
We provide contract templates that make it easier for agencies to set up commercial agreements with sellers.
We help agencies understand procurement policies like the Capped Term and Value Policy. This aims to encourage competition. By shortening contract lengths it makes sure businesses of all sizes can bid for smaller parts of larger projects.
Digital investment advice
We provide investment advice for all significant government digital and information and communications technology (ICT) projects.
Get in touch with our Digital Investment Management Office if your project:
- has a significant impact on users
- is high cost
- has complex challenges, timing or procurement needs
We can provide advice and support to get you on the right track.