Resources

Learning resources

On this page, you will find a links to a collection of learning resources the Digital Profession team curated. Most of these courses are free, self-paced and 100% online. 

Do you know of a good online learning resource? Tell us about it and we will add it here!


Official resources

Learn by doing! Post and apply for short-term mobility opportunities

We are trialing a different way of connecting Digital Profession members with mobility opportunities. 

You can post and apply for opportunities or let people know you are open to opportunities in the Member Community. 

Find out more about mobility opportunities


LearnHub & LinkedIn Learning

LearnHub is the Australian Government’s online learning and development platform for the APS. There are two areas to access learning resources in LearnHub - via "Catalogue" in the top right and via the "LinkedIn Learning" button at the bottom of the screen. Access to LearnHub and LinkedIn Learning is managed by your agency. Please speak with your HR or L&D team to see if you have access.

https://learnhub.gov.au/


APSC: APS Learn

The APSC’s Centre for Leadership and Learning has translated a lot of their face-to-face courses into online courses and launched the APS Online Learning Catalogue. The catalogue contains courses that will take you across core skills and also leadership capability.

Courses you can take through the catalogue directly relate to digital capability include; data literacy, creative thinking at work, dealing with change, managing remote teams, planning and managing change, SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) and transitioning to remote work.

There is also a GovTeams section of the catalogue where you can access resources so you can learn at your own pace and in your own way, rather than sign up for the courses.


Microsoft training

Microsoft offers regularly training session, many of which are free. Most are currently virtual, however as restrictions ease these will return to in person.

Access general, on-demand training
https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/training

Find virtual training courses
https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/store/workshops-training-and-events/

Get a personal learning path
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/



Unofficial resources

Acumen Academy
free/paid
https://www.acumenacademy.org/courseCatalog/

Apolitical
Apolitical is an organisation made up of public servants from around the world. They share their tips and ideas, and you can do micro courses.
https://apolitical.co/home

Code Academy

Free basic classes, and paid member content, in subjects like web development, data science, ML, and developer skills. (free/paid)
https://www.codecademy.com/ 

Coursera
Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies
https://www.coursera.org/

Creative Live
1500+ curated classes by 700+ world-class instructors. In addition to thousands of online classes, CreativeLive TV is a free, 24/7 variety show, live-streamed from the living rooms, studios, and kitchen tables of renowned, creative icons. Enjoy musical performances, live Q&As, cooking, spoken word, crafting, and more - all in a safe, virtual space full of joy, shared experiences, and live, interactive chat.
​​​​​​​https://www.creativelive.com/onair

Dash
A free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser (free)
https://dash.generalassemb.ly/

EdX
https://www.edx.org/ (free/paid)

FutureLearn

Join millions of people learning on FutureLearn. Find online courses and degrees from leading universities or organisations and start learning online today.
https://www.futurelearn.com/

Girl Geek Academy
Mainly offers programs for school-aged girls, but does run some hack-a-thons for women too (paid)
https://girlgeekacademy.com/programs/

Google Digital Garage
A range of free learning content on data and tech, digital marketing and career development. You can select individual modules, or take an entire course end-to-end (free)
https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage-au/courses

The Great Courses Plus
https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/ (paid - free trials available)

Gymnasium
Free online courses on web development, design, user experience, and content creation 
https://www.thegymnasium.com/ (mostly free)

Hack Design
Receive a design lesson in your inbox each week, hand crafted by a design pro. Learn at your own pace, and apply it to your real life work.
https://hackdesign.org/

Ideo Design Kit
Ideo.org guide to putting the people you serve at the centre of your design process (free)
https://www.designkit.org/methods#filter

Open Universities
https://www.open.edu.au/ (paid)

Shaw Academy
https://www.shawacademy.com/ (paid - free trials available)

Skill Finder​​​​

Skill Finder is committed to connecting the Australian workforce and small to medium businesses to new learning opportunities. A centralised marketplace, Skill Finder is powered by the world’s top technology platforms and software providers. With hundreds of online courses, the platform provides an opportunity for every Australian to level-up their knowledge with transferable and useful microskills, so they are prepared for an unpredictable future where agility and adaptability is key.
https://www.skillfinder.com.au/ (free)

SkillShare
Classes in creative skills, taught by people that use those skills everyday - real, working creatives and experts. (paid)
https://www.skillshare.com/

Udacity
Focus on tech skills like data science, programming, AI and cloud. (paid)
https://www.udacity.com/



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