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  • #2 in Government & public service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Intelligence Pathway Graduate Program

Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Bendigo, and Perth

Opportunity Expired

Make your mark in the Intelligence pathway working on planning, strategy and operations at one of Defence's 3 intelligence agencies.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
139-200
Salary
AUD 73,343 / Year

+ 15.4% superannuation (promotion and salary advancement upon successful completion of the program)

Start Date
12 Feb 2025 - 19 Feb 2026

Application dates

Applications Open
26 Feb 2024
Applications Close
10 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication & Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Journalism & Writing
Music & Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Geotechnical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
F
Food & Hospitality
Personal Services
H
Anthropology & Geography
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Archaeology & History
International Studies
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medicine & Medical Science
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Nursing & Midwifery
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Podiatry
Public Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Psychology & Counselling
P
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
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Make your mark in the Intelligence pathway working on planning, strategy and operations at one of Defence's 3 intelligence agencies.

The Intelligence pathway accepts applications from all degree disciplines. It's suited for graduates interested in:

  • analysis
  • critical thinking
  • cybersecurity
  • innovation
  • intelligence
  • international studies
  • national security
  • space
  • technology.

Salary

All successful candidates start the Graduate Program on a salary of $73,343 plus 15.4% superannuation (increasing to $76,277 upon the Fair Work Commission approval of the Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement – 2024).

Graduates advance to a higher salary after successfully completing the Program. The amount depends on which training pathway completed.

Defence's is committed to enabling an enjoyable work-life balance through:

  • generous remuneration package
  • conditions of service
  • flexible work arrangements and
  • leave benefits.

Location

Locations vary depending on the Defence group selected.

  • Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO):
    • Analyst Stream – Canberra
    • Corporate Stream – Canberra and Bendigo (Victoria)
    • Geospatial Stream – Bendigo (Victoria)
    • Technical Stream - Canberra.
  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) - Canberra.
  • Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) - Canberra.

Defence offers relocation assistance for successful interstate graduates.

Duration

12 months – 3 x 4-month rotations (ASD and DIO)

12 months – 1 x 8-month rotation and 1 x 4-month rotation (AGO)

Roles

Intelligence pathway applicants will start career in one of the following:

  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

ASD works across intelligence, cyber security and offensive cyber operations to support the Australian Government and Australian Defence Force.

  • Defence Intelligence Group (DIG)
    • Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)

The lead agency for geospatial data, information and intelligence for Defence and the national intelligence community.

  • Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO)

Transforms information from national and international sources into reliable insights to help defend Australia and protect its interests.

Defence is the winner of the 2023 Graduate Employer award for Government & Public Safety by Prosple.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
C
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
Communication & Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
F
Food & Hospitality
Personal Services
H
Anthropology & Geography
Archaeology & History
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Humanities (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I was pleased to be viewed as a valuable member of the team and not just an intern.

Andrew

  • Graduate stories
I was pleased to be viewed as a valuable member of the team and not just an intern.

Andrew

  • Graduate stories
The work has been challenging but doable, and as my time goes on in the program, I feel I can give more back to my team and the projects they’re running.

Taylah

  • Graduate stories
The work has been challenging but doable, and as my time goes on in the program, I feel I can give more back to my team and the projects they’re running.

Taylah

  • Graduate stories
I was pleased to be viewed as a valuable member of the team and not just an intern.

Andrew

  • Graduate stories
I was pleased to be viewed as a valuable member of the team and not just an intern.

Andrew

  • Graduate stories
The work has been challenging but doable, and as my time goes on in the program, I feel I can give more back to my team and the projects they’re running.

Taylah

  • Graduate stories
The work has been challenging but doable, and as my time goes on in the program, I feel I can give more back to my team and the projects they’re running.

Taylah