Communities of practice

Our communities of practice help people in government share ideas and work more closely together.

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Helping each other solve problems

Our communities of practice are groups of people working in the same field in government.

They bring those people together to share ideas, show their work, solve problems and explore best practice.

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Content Community of Practice

The Content Community of Practice is a place for government content specialists, practitioners and leaders to share ideas, solve problems, connect to peers and work in the open. 

We host the Content Community of Practice. People from all levels of government are welcome. You will need a government email address to join. Email content@dta.gov.au to join the Content Community of Practice. 

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Cross-Discipline Community of Practice

The Cross-Discipline Community of Practice is open to everyone. It’s a place for all people working in government, educational institutions and industry practitioners, leaders, or people interested in design for government to share ideas, solve problems, connect to peers and work in the open.

This community is hosted by the Digital Transformation Agency. It is an open community, so please feel free to share it with your networks.

Go to community.gov.au to access the Cross-Discipline Community of Practice. You do not need an account to view the content, but you will need to create an account to post.

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Research and Design Community of Practice

The Design and Research Community of Practice is a place for all government practitioners, leaders, or people interested in design for government to share ideas, solve problems, connect to peers and work in the open.

This community is hosted by the Digital Transformation Agency. People from all levels of government are welcome. You will need a government email address to join. 

To join you will need to:

  1. Go to community.digital.gov.au and log in or create an account. Make sure you use your government email address.
  2. Once you are logged in, go to community.digital.gov.au/g/Designresearch to request access to the Research and Design Community of Practice.
  3. We will invite you to join the group within a few days.

If you have any questions, email designresearch@dta.gov.au

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Design System community

This community is for developers and designers using the Australian Government Design System. It allows them to share ideas to build world-class tools, designs and guidance.

Join the Design System community

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Cloud community

This community is for people working with cloud and cloud services in the Australian Public Service. This includes anyone from engineers and architects to procurement experts and management.

Join the cloud community

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P3M community

This community is for people involved in portfolio, program and project management (P3M) in any part of government in Australia.

Join the P3M community

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Open data community

This community is for people who work with public data in the Australian Public Service or who carry out publicly funded research.

It's also for people who develop, innovate or carry out research using Australia’s public datasets.

Join the open data community

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Conversational user interface community

This community is for people working with conversational user interface technology (including chatbots) in the Australian Public Service. The community is a practical and collegiate forum with participants cooperating to share lessons and consider approaches to common challenges.

Email co-lab@dta.gov.au if you would like to join.

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Life event communities (govX)

The govX life event communities bring people and organisations together to explore more ways to collaborate, design and prioritise delivery efforts based on the life events of people and their experience.

To join, you can either:

The communities are:

  • Having a baby 
  • Looking for work 
  • End of life 
  • Becoming a carer 
  • Accessing childcare
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Digital Sourcing Network

We created the Digital Sourcing Network to encourage greater communication, collaboration and knowledge-sharing among those in the Australian Public Service in ICT procurement and digital sourcing roles. It is a place to find solutions, learn from the experience of others and learn how best to engage with industry.

We can build capability by bringing people together, forming networks on relevant topics, and addressing pain points. We also have an opportunity to participate in working groups to address significant previously identified capability gaps.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions you can send an email to info@dta.gov.au or call 02 6120 8707