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APS Recruitment

The Department of Defence is one of the three largest APS employer organisations. Defence has more than 100,000 employees including approximately 19,000 public servants.

A career in Defence has a range of benefits including:

  • Unique career pathways
  • Opportunities nation wide
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Support programs and networks
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities

So if you are

  • Independent
  • Flexible
  • Strong communicators
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Good at achieving results

Then you are encouraged to apply for a job in the Defence APS.

Entry Pathways

Defence offers a number of different pathways including:

Indigenous Traineeships

  • Combined work and study
  • Certificate IV or Diploma
  • Diverse fields of study
  • Unique career pathways upon completion

Further info...

Indigenous Graduates

  • Several highly sought-after graduate programs available
  • Wide exposure to Defence 
  • Exposure to Defence's senior leadership
  • Support through mentoring

Further info...

Direct Entry

  • Join approximately 19,000 Defence APS across Australia
  • Special measures positions
  • Diverse positions at all APS classification levels
  • Diverse fields of study
  • Unique career pathways upon completion

Further info...

Phone: 1800 447 827  |  Email: indigenous.affairs@defence.gov.au