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Career opportunities


All current vacancies

Defence has a range of Australian Public Service (APS) career opportunities that offer the scope for a career change at any time. Our workforce includes administrative support, accountants, intelligence analysts, engineers, customer service officers, policy advisors, graphic designers, lawyers, social workers, IT specialists and contract managers to name a few.

View: vacancies by state | APS 1-6 | EL 1-2  

Graduate Opportunities

As a graduate in the Department of Defence, you will enjoy experiences that, as a civilian, you simply wouldn't find with any other organisation. You will work with a diversity of professional women and men who are dedicated to protecting our national interests and supporting the Australian Defence Force. You will carry out work that has true purpose with a support network beside you that is equally driven by a desire to achieve the best outcome - for your career and your country.

Visit: Defence Graduates website  

Senior Leadership Vacancies (SES)

As a member of the Senior Executive Service in Defence you must be able to focus on Defence outputs and link them to broader Government goals. You need to enable and motivate your staff to be high achievers to create a shared vision and sense of purpose for Defence. People interested in joining the Defence Senior Executive Service are encouraged to apply online.

View: SES Band 1-3 vacancies  

Temporary Employment Register

There are currently no temporary positions available.

Other APS Specialised Entry Options

Defence offers entry options for a range of qualifications as well as opportunities for graduates and post graduates not wishing to enter Defence in a formal graduate program. Explore the range of specialised entry opportunities on the following websites:

Stepping Into...Program

The Australian Employers' Network on Disability is pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive range of internship opportunities to university students with a disability.

Further information: Australian Employers' Network on Disability website.