About the STEM scheme

Start an exciting ICT career with us.

Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

What you need to know

We provide support to almost every Australian at some time in their life. In the STEM scheme you’ll be part of an innovative team who design and develop leading edge mobile and online applications.

This is a permanent full time position, with a starting salary of $71,790.

As part of the scheme you’ll participate in design workshops. We’ll also give you specialised training and support to kick start your ICT career.

Specialist training may include:

  • SAP design
  • HANA
  • JAVA
  • Microsoft
  • Mainframe
  • Teradata

Where you can work

Positions are available in Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. You’ll need to select the location you prefer when you apply.

Roles on offer

We have a number of roles across the department.We’ll use your work experience and qualifications to find the right job for you.

Role descriptions

Business Analyst

In this role you’ll align the needs of business units with ICT solutions. You may act as a translator between a range of stakeholders.

You’ll analyse data from a range of stakeholders. You’ll understand the core needs of stakeholders and the department.

Data Specialist

In this role you’ll work with a range of data specifications. You'll analyse and match scenarios using data tools. You’ll work with developers, project officers and analysts to find the right data for the right project. Using a range of data analysis tools, you'll mine new insights in big data.


In this role you'll set the footing for ICT program development. It’s more than simple code, you'll oversee the process from design to completion. You may use many languages and will work on a range of projects across the department. 

Infrastructure Engineer

In this role you’ll help obtain and distribute hardware, related software and assets. You’ll provide support when problems occur.

Mainframe Engineer

In this role you'll help design and deploy mainframe hardware, storage and software. You’ll learn about mainframe technologies, including design and operational matters. You’ll work in one of the largest mainframe settings in the southern hemisphere.

Project Officer

In this role you'll manage and coordinate a range of projects. You'll need to identify risks, issues and benefits to deliver projects. You'll provide advice and deliver projects on time and on budget.

Security Administrator - cyber security

You'll create and maintain system roles, authorise access and security profiles. You’ll perform and manage threat and vulnerability analysis, as well as conduct penetration testing. You’ll also analyse cyber security events and assist with alerts.

Service Desk Analyst

In this role you'll manage and support users. You'll record, update, close and resolve incidents.

Solution Architect

You'll help design and deploy ICT solutions. You’ll be the link between developers and work areas, parallel to business analysts. You’ll work on projects, then test and analyse them. You’ll make sure the build is the right fit for the project.

You’ll understand our ICT product offerings and how they work with other components. You’ll also have a sound understanding of interface technology.

Solution Designer

Like a solution architect, you’ll help design and deploy ICT solutions. You’ll be the link between developers and work areas, parallel to business analysts.

Support Engineer

You’ll support incident and service requests. You’ll identify, record, update and close records. You’ll also capture resolutions and knowledge in our ICT Service Management System.

You’ll use in-depth knowledge to give technical advice to service desk staff. You’ll also help them further develop their ICT knowledge and skills.

Test Engineer

You’ll examine projects for faults and flaws, and test everything in detail. You’ll be the last line of defence before project delivery. You’ll use your knowledge and lateral thinking to complete projects in a structured manner in line with test guidelines.

Page last updated: 13 February 2019

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