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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

Our Intelligence agencies possess an insatiable demand for IT specialists. We employ specialist in traditional ICT fields as well as many positions that require application of specialist computer knowledge and / or abilities. Regardless of the area of work, our IT specialists enjoy some of the most challenging and technically difficult tasks available.

Your work will directly support national intelligence priorities of Government and to support our military operations regionally and beyond.

To view more information visit Defence Intelligence and Cyber stream opportunities

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
  • 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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