The Minister for Defence announced the release of the First Principles Review of Defence on Wednesday, 1 April 2015. This review was commissioned in August 2014 to ensure that Defence is fit for purpose and is able to deliver against its strategy with the minimum resources necessary. This review will lead significant re-structuring of our organisation over the next few years with an important strategic intention to develop a planned and professional workforce with a strong performance management culture at its core. With this in mind, recruitment of graduates through our various career streams and development programs has never been more important.


AGO, DIO and ASD offer graduates from all disciplines unique and rewarding opportunities as analysts, information technologists or cyber security specialists to work at the forefront of Australia's national security environment. Intrigued? You will be.

With opportunities across a wide range of development pathways, the GDP offers graduates exposure to the whole of Defence through meaningful and challenging work from day one.

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group is one of Australia's largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services organisations. We are seeking graduates from a range of disciplines to help us to equip the Australian Defence Force.

The Naval CEDP offers engineering graduates the chance to kick-start their career with a rewarding, competency-based program, incorporating industry work rotations, broad exposure, and training opportunities.

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“ The program has also provided numerous opportunities to meet the senior leaders of Defence, which is an invaluable networking opportunity for someone beginning a career in the Australian Public Service.

Jack, GDP - Human Resources

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