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Key Dates

Defence Graduate Program

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the next available intake of the Defence Graduate Program will open on 1 March 2019 and close on 31 March 2019.

Careers Fair Schedule

Career Fair (Location) Date Time
ACT
University of Canberra 07 March 2019 1200 - 1500
Australian National University Engineering and Computer Science 14 March 2019 1200 - 1400
National Security Career Australian Defence College 20 March 2019 1630 - 2100
Tertiary to Work 21 March 2019 1100 - 1500
New South Wales
University of Sydney - Engineering & IT 04 March 2019 1200 - 1500
University of Sydney 06 March 2019 1200 - 1500
University of NSW 07 March 2019 1200 - 1700
University of Woolongong 12 March 2019 1030 - 1430
University of Technology Sydney 13 March 2019 1230 - 1630
Mcquarie University 14 March 2019 1400 - 1500
UNSW Computer Science and Engineering 28 March 2019 1300 - 1600
Big Meet Sydney 29 March 2019 1100 - 1400
Queensland
University of Queensland Engineering 07 March 2019 1000 - 1400
University of Queensland 20 March 2019 1000 - 1400
Griffith University 21 March 2019 1600 - 1900
Big Meet Brisbane 25 March 2019 1100 - 1400
South Australia
Flinders University 14 March 2019 0900 - 1300 (Tonsley Campus) (STEM)
1600 - 1930 (Bedford Park Campus) (Business and Government)
Big Meet Adelaide 15 March 2019 1100 - 1400
University of Adelaide 21 March 2019 1200 - 1500 (STEM)
University of Adelaide 22 March 2019 1200 - 1500
Tasmania
Australian Maritime College 15 March 2019 1200 - 1400
Victoria
Avalon Air Show 01-03 March 2019 0900 - 1700
University of Melbourne 05 March 2019 1330 - 1600 (All Degrees)
University of Melbourne 06 March 2019 0930 - 1230 (STEM)
Monash University 07 March 2019 1000 - 1600
La Trobe University 19 March 2019 1100 - 1500
La Trobe University 20 March 2019 1100 - 1500 (STEM)
RMIT 21 March 2019 1130 - 1400 (Indigenous Careers Fair)
Big Meet Melbourne 22 March 2019 1100 - 1500
Western Australia
Edith Cowan University 08 March 2019 1500 - 1800 (STEM and Intelligence)
Edith Cowan University 11 March 2019 1100 - 1130 (STEM)
University of Western Australia 12 March 2019 1100 - 1400
Curtin University 13 March 2019 1100 - 1400
Big Meet Perth 14 March 2019 1100 - 1400

SCREENING

Screening - Intelligence streams only

Location State Date
Screening Sessions held in Capital Cities (one day only required) - TBC (May 2019)
Adelaide SA TBC
Perth WA TBC
Canberra ACT TBC
Sydney NSW TBC
Melbourne VIC TBC
Brisbane QLD TBC

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES

Assessment Centres for recruitment of graduates to the following streams will be held on the dates listed below. Invitations to assessment Centres will be released progressively.

Assessment Centres for Naval Civilian Engineers (CEDP) will be held in ACT only.

Assessment Centres for Research and Innovation will be held in SA only.

Streams

  • Defence Policy
  • Engineering (Defence Capability)
  • Maritime Engineering and Naval Construction
  • Estate & Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Generalist
  • Human Resources
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Logistics
  • Naval Civilian Engineer Development Program (ACT Only)
  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Research & Innovation (SA Only)

ASSESSMENT CENTRE LOCATIONS

ASSESSMENT CENTRES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE WEEKS OUTLINED BELOW IN EACH STATE, EXACT DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AFTER APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED.

If you are invited to attend an Assessment Centre, you will be requested to undertake an online written task in advance.

Location State Date
Canberra ACT Monday 13 - Thursday 16 May 2019
Sydney NSW Monday 20 - Friday 24 May 2019
Adelaide SA Wednesday 27 - Thursday 30 May 2019
Melbourne VIC Monday 3 - Friday 7 June 2019
Brisbane QLD Wednesday 12 - Friday 14 June 2019
Perth WA WA candidates will attend the South Australian Assessment Centre

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES - INTELLIGENCE STREAMS

  • Assessment Centres for the Intelligence streams comprising Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) will be conducted in the ACT only.

Assessment Centre Locations

If you are invited to attend an Assessment Centre, you will be requested to undertake an online written task between 17 June 2019 - 19 July 2019.

Location State Date
ASD 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 17 - Friday 21 June 2019
AGO/DIO 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 24 - Friday 28 June 2019
ASD 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 1 - Friday 5 July 2019
AGO/DIO 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 8 - Friday 12 July 2019
ASD 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 15 - Friday 19 July 2019
AGO 2½ day Assessment Centres ACT Monday 22 – Friday 26 July 2019

Day 1 - Meet & Greet 5.30 - 7pm at The Vibe Hotel Canberra

Day 2 - Assessment Centre (all day)

Day 3 - Psychological Assessment (if required)


For interstate candidates, accommodation will be provided for two nights at The Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport. Domestic flights or travel assistance will be provided if you reside in a regional area and/or further than 150km out of Canberra.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

OFFERS

Position offers for:

  • Corporate, Capability, Policy, Research and Innovation, and the Navy Civilian Engineer Development Program offers will be made progressively throughout July 2019.
  • Intelligence and Cyber Stream offers will be made progressively between 12 – 23 August 2019