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Department of Defence

4.1
  • #2 in Government & public service
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Career Prospects at Department of Defence

7.4
7.4 rating for Career Prospects, based on 38 reviews
Please tell us about promotion possibilities and fill us in on what it takes to move up the ranks.
Certainly one of the best parts of working at Defence.
Midlevel, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
A lot of opportunities within the APS for promotion and lateral moves. Many opportunities to move into contacting or Australian Industry in support of the Defence sector.
Graduate, Adelaide - 11 Oct 2022
From the graduate point of view there are opportunities for promotion once you have spent time in research and looked for development opportunities in terms of managing/leading projects and people (on a small scale) So take those opportunities to provide input once comfortable!
Graduate, Adelaide - 11 Oct 2022
Clear promotion pathway and plenty of opportunities. Hierarchy structure easy to follow
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
During the grad program I am an APS 4 but after the grad program I am automatically promoted to an APS 5. There are also numerous recruitment options to change positions or get a promotion.
Graduate, Sydney - 11 Oct 2022
Very dependent on your location, in Canberra promotion opportunities are much more regular, on ADF bases the time for promotion takes longer
Graduate, Nowra, NSW - 11 Oct 2022
It's a great time for career progression in the APS, and also in Defence. Plenty of jobs advertised and lots of work to go around.
Graduate, Canberra - 11 Oct 2022
Yet to have much experience personally, but once out of the grad program there seems to be ample opportunity although competitive, where most APS positions are open to the public and internally.
Graduate, Melbourne - 11 Oct 2022
It appears that after the program there are many job opportunities and progression potential available.
Graduate, Canberra - 12 Oct 2022