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Communities of Practice

Other Professional Networks

Aboriginal Workforce Inclusion Champions (AWIC) network

Internal, external or other Internal
Purpose The Aboriginal Workforce Inclusion Champions (AWIC) Network is a consultative group comprised of Aboriginal employees, in roles that drive Aboriginal workforce inclusion. Network participants will provide an Aboriginal perspective to the Public Service Commission (PSC) on initiatives within the refreshed NSW Public Sector Aboriginal Employment Strategy 2019-2025 . This forum will provide a platform for agencies to connect and share information, resources and best practice on programs and initiatives across the sector.
Contact name PSC Workforce Inclusion Cultural Capability and Transformation
Email AboriginalWorkforce@psc.nsw.gov.au
Website https://www.psc.nsw.gov.au/

Behavioural Insights

Internal, external or other Internal

A forum for individuals and agencies to engage in and discuss the use of behavioural insights in policy making and service delivery

Contact name NSW Behavioural Insights Unit


Website https://www.nsw.gov.au/behavioural-insights-unit

digital.NSW community

Internal, external or other Internal and external
Purpose The digital.NSW community connects people who create digital things for NSW Government. It allows designers, developers, digital communications specialists and ICT professionals, and enables them to share what they are working on or seek advice.

The Design System team also source contributions to the NSW Design System and Standards through the community, and to design with the needs of agencies building digital initiatives or services in mind.

Contact name NSW Design System Team
James Fehon



Website https://www.digital.nsw.gov.au/communities


Human Centered Design Community of Practice

Internal, external or other Internal
Purpose The Human Centred Design Community of Practice is a space for government HCD practitioners, innovation teams & service designers to listen, learn and network.
Contact name  
Email  HCD@comprac.nsw.gov.au
Phone number  
Website https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aHr5Hqvo7UShbbV5_i1…


ICT Knowledge Network

Internal, external or other Internal

The ICT Knowledge Network is a community of practice for procurement specialists and buyers of ICT and digital technology across the NSW Government. 

The ICT Knowledge Network brings you a mix of presentations, panel sessions and opportunities to interact designed for:

  • exchange of best practice
  • awareness of procurement processes, tools and opportunities
  • understanding evolving technology use cases and supplier markets
  • input into, and information about, ongoing procurement reform. 

The ICT Knowledge Network is only open to NSW Government employees.

Contact name  ICT Services team
Email ICTServices@customerservice.nsw.gov.au  
To join

Please contact ICTServices@customerservice.nsw.gov.au to join the ICT Knowledge Network (for NSW Government employees only).

We will add you to the mailing list, and you will receive all future communications and invites to upcoming events. If you have any questions or want to collaborate, please get in touch via the above email address. 


Investment NSW Knowledge Hubs

Internal, external or other Internal

The Knowledge Hubs Program established industry-led collaborative partnerships centred around key NSW industry sectors. These partnerships bring together businesses, research organisations and industry associations, to share information and direct research through collaborative projects.

Knowledge Hubs are:

  • assisting industries to develop a shared vision and strategy
  • improving industry productivity and competitiveness
  • championing projects and research with broad industry benefits
  • promoting sector-wide market opportunities
  • facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing
  • providing industry with a united voice and a conduit to government
  • creating platforms for sharing world-leading knowledge and influencing public research
Contact name  
Email knowledge.hubs@industry.nsw.gov.au 
Phone number  
Website https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/support-for-business/innovation-and-res…


Internal, external or other Internal

The Community of Practice provides a collaborative network for Legal Practice Managers to share knowledge, experience, resources and information and leverage best practice across agencies.

Primary benefits of group:

  • Support network – sharing information regarding common issues/challenges, access to knowledge faster than having to research it
  • Leverage off strategies – adapt for particular agency; and
  • Understanding what everyone is doing – pipeline projects and initiatives.
Contact name Thayalini Wigneswaran
Email thayalini.wigneswaran@facs.nsw.gov.au 
Phone number 0419 267 871


NSW Asset Management Assurance Community of Practice

Internal, external or other Internal
Purpose Infrastructure NSW has established the NSW Asset Management Community of Practice (AMCoP). The objective of the AMCoP is to develop a shared understanding of good asset management and raise the maturity level across government while supporting government agencies’ implementation of the Asset Management Policy for the NSW Public Sector (TPP19-07).
Contact name Asset Management Assurance
Email  assetmanagementcop@infrastructure.nsw.gov.au
Phone number  
Website https://www.infrastructure.nsw.gov.au/investor-assurance/asset-management-assurance/

NSW Government Communications Community

Internal, external or other Internal

The NSW Gov Brand and Communications team facilitate networking and development opportunities for all communications professionals working across the sector. In-person and online events are held every month on a range of topics relevant to delivering effective communications. If you work in one of the following areas then this community is for you:

  • Advertising or marketing
  • Branding
  • Corporate or internal communications
  • Creative services
  • Digital channels
  • Events
  • Media
  • Social Media
  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement

To join please email the team for more information.

Contact name  
Email nswgovcomms@customerservice.nsw.gov.au
Phone number  
Website https://www.nsw.gov.au/nsw-government-communications


NSW Government Cyber Security Community of Practice

Internal, external or other Internal
Purpose The NSW Government Cyber Security Community of Practise brings together cyber security leaders and professionals from across the NSW Government with the aim of fostering cyber awareness and information sharing.
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TMF (icare) 'Risk Education eXpress' (REX)

Internal, external or other Internal

Risk Education eXpress provides NSW TMF government agencies with a suite of programs and resources to build capabilities that protect people, assets and services. 

Contact name  
Email rex@icare.nsw.gov.au
Phone number  
Website https://www.icare.nsw.gov.au/government-agencies/risk-education-express


WHS & Wellbeing Peer Connect Group – icare

Internal, external or other Internal
Purpose The WHS & Wellbeing peer connect is a community for safety, HR and wellbeing professionals in NSW Government. Join for exclusive professional development sessions, quarterly newsletters, access to recordings from previous events and a place to participate in discussions with your NSW Government peers.
Contact name Melanie Bonifacio
Email  rex@icare.nsw.gov.au
Phone number 0436 935 774
To join To join the community please register for IfNSW portal access which will allow you to access REX. Using your login details, navigate to the WHS & Wellbeing page within the REX Peer Connect menu, then simply click the enrol button and we will automatically ensure you receive all future communications and invites to upcoming exclusive events.