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'Cut your teeth on some of the largest, most demanding leading edge projects in Australia. Your work will have true value and you will be contributing to projects of national importance.


  • On-the-job and off-the-job learning and development to achieve industry­-based professional recognition
  • Opportunity to build on the skills you learned at university
  • Emphasis on work/life balance
  • Your work will contribute to nationally significant projects that support the Australian Defence Force, and are complex and highly valued


From fighter aircraft and navy ships to soldier systems, training in the Capability Pathway will ultimately lead to work within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) - one of Australia’s largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services. CASG has operations in more than 70 locations throughout Australia and overseas. Our civilian workforce is responsible for managing the acquisition and sustainment of the equipment used by the Australian Defence Force.

Defence is committed to the professional development of its people and provides significant opportunity for career advancement. The 18-month program consists of three six-month work rotations, at various locations around Australia,and includes assistance to achieve industry based professional recognition.

Defence offers a generous remuneration package, conditions of service and leave benefits that will contribute to you enjoying a happy work-life balance. Click here for more detailed information About CASG.

Career Streams

The Defence Capability Pathway offers the following job streams:

Quick Details

  • Degree types: Engineering, Logistics, Law, Business, Commerce
  • Salary: $65,133 pa + 15.4% super
  • Program:
    • 18 months – 3 x 6 month rotations (one in Canberra)
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February or September
  • Location: Various Australia wide (Can, Melb, Syd, Adel, Bris, Perth, Newcastle)
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
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