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Do you want to work with cutting-edge technologies in challenging projects that will shape the Defence capabilities of the future? Perhaps you are keen to work with specialised systems created to support our national intelligence capability, protect Australian information systems or provide imminent support to our military operations?

If so, have we got the job for you. Graduates with knowledge, skills and technical qualifications suited to an IT career are offered wide-ranging opportunities across the Defence organisation. When applying to work as a graduate in Defence, you can choose from the following development programs, designed to prepare you for an exciting and diverse career.

Which development program is right for you? The following Information Technology Streams are available:

Which development program is right for you?

Defence Corporate Pathway – Information and Communication Technology Stream

Our Department relies on secure and world-class information management systems. This means we are looking for strategic thinkers who will use their initiative to tackle the challenges that fast-changing technology can impose on our business, and tailor solutions that meet these head on.

Click here to view more information about the Information and Communication Technology stream

The ISDP has an almost insatiable demand for technical specialists to keep our unique systems on the cutting edge. As a graduate in the Information Technology pathway, your work will directly support national intelligence priorities of Government and to support our military operations regionally and beyond.

Click here to view more information about the ISDP Information and Communication Technology pathway

Want to provide advice and assistance to protect Australian information? Want to be part of Australia’s cyber operations or liaise with industry to meet this challenge? Then Information and Cyber Security may be for you.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: All Information Technology, including software engineering, and other technical degrees
  • Salary:$65,133 pa + 15.4% Super
  • Program:
    • 12 months – 3 x 4 month rotations
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February (or June - ASD only)
  • Location: Canberra
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
“My graduate year in Defence was fast paced and challenging. I had the opportunity to work with an experienced and diverse group of people.”


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