The Prioritisation state (State 2) of the Commonwealth Digital and ICT Oversight Framework supports prioritisation of digital and ICT-enabled investments across the Australian Government.

What happens at this state?

As part of the prioritisation process, the DTA works with Commonwealth agencies to:

  • identify the pipeline of proposed longer-term digital and ICT-enabled investments,
  • analyse the whole-of-government pipeline of investments to identify gaps and reuse opportunities and improve the visibility of future projects across the Australian Public Service,
  • prioritise investment proposals against the Government’s digital and ICT objectives, and
  • through the pipeline, deliver a whole-of-government Multi-Year Investment Plan across a 3-to-5-year horizon to support the Government to strategically plan what to invest in and when.

What do agencies need to do?

The prioritisation process relies on agencies engaging with the DTA prior to the beginning of the Budget process to identify proposed investments to form the 10-year pipeline. The pipeline is then assessed by the DTA and Commonwealth agencies through a prioritisation process to form structured advice to the Government.

What the DTA will do

The prioritisation process involves an assessment of each proposal against six criteria.

You can click on the links above for the details of each criteria or download a consolidated document of the prioritisation process here.

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