Timely, concise and accurate intelligence
  • The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. - Thomas Berger
  • Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are. - George Santayana
  • You have never really lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you. - Unknown
  • There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. - Bern Williams
  • What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot
  • It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes


Current vacancies

EL1 Assistant Director Air Defence and Aerospace Missiles: DIO is seeking a motivated and technically capable individual to join the Weapons and Technical Intelligence Branch and lead the Air Defence and Aerospace Missiles Team. The team provides technical intelligence assesments to Defence senior leadership, the ADF and capability development to support planning and decision-making. You will lead a team conducting very complex research and engineering analysis relating to weapon systems, sensors and military technologies.

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If you're looking for a career where you know your work has a profound impact on upholding our nation's security, regardless of whether you are writing assessments on weapons of mass destruction or providing administrative support to your team, you have come to the right place.

DIO analytical positions have their own relevant work level standards which may assist you in addressing the selection criteria for these positions.

Security Assessment

A comprehensive security assessment is a prerequisite for all DIO employees. Security assessments measure your personal integrity and suitability to work in a high security area. Security assessments comprise a background check, a psychological assessment, a questionnaire and an interview. Security assessments take 6–12 months from when you return your completed questionnaire and authorisations.

Psychological Assessment

To work in some areas of Defence, it is necessary to complete a confidential psychological assessment. This assessment is a mandatory requirement for work in Defence intelligence agencies, as well as other areas of Defence that handle or have access to sensitive information. This requirement applies to all categories of employees including APS personnel, ADF members and contractors. Psychological assessments are conducted to determine suitability to work in a high security environment and to hold a Top Secret - Positive Vetting (TS-PV) security clearance. Learn more about psychological assessment (590K PDF).

For further information on current vacancies, go straight to the Defence recruitment portal

Imagine a job where an analytical assessment you wrote would be seriously considered at the highest levels of government and Defence.

Imagine having the opportunity to travel overseas and even deploy.

Imagine working with some of the most intelligent and experienced people in the country, in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Imagine working on world-altering events – as they happen...and sometimes even before they happen.

Then Director DIO described the challenge in a 2012 interview, DIO at the forefront (Defence Magazine, 2012), supported by an analyst's perspective, Critical thinking in national security (Defence Magazine, 2012) and a liaison officer's perspective, One Defence (Defence Magazine, 2012).