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Careers and Recruiting

Some jobs don't take a whole Army


Defence Jobs Jobs, careers, employment in the Navy, Army, Air Force and ADF Education.
Australian Defence Force Reserves

Australian Public Service

APS Careers @ Defence Non-uniform jobs, careers, employment in the Department of Defence

Security Clearances

Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA)

The Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) is located within the Department of Defence and is the central agency for the processing, evaluating and granting of security clearances for the Commonwealth. The AGSVA conducts clearances for the majority of Government under a fee-for-service model.

Intelligence and Security

Defence Signals Directorate Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) is an organisation unlike any other. DSD perform a vital Defence and national security role by intercepting and reporting on foreign electronic communications.
Defence Intelligence Organisation
Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) draws on high-quality, motivated people from a diverse range of backgrounds and academic disciplines including arts, law, economics, engineering, international relations, political science, chemistry, physics, biology, information technology and social science – essentially, any degree that has prepared them to think analytically and creatively.
Defence Security Authority
The Defence Security Authority supports Defence to protect its business from unacceptable security risks. We provide protective security leadership, develop Defence security policy and assist business units in its application, monitor Defence security performance, investigate major security incidents and conduct all security vetting for Defence.
Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation
Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation (DIGO) is the lead geospatial and imagery intelligence, and geospatial information and services organisation in Defence. DIGO provides intelligence from imagery and other sources in support of the Australian Defence Force and national interests, and manages Defence’s needs for geospatial information and services. DIGO offers unique opportunities for talented people to develop and expand their skills, working in a dynamic, exciting and challenging environment.

Science, Technology and Military Equipment

Defence Science and Technology Organisation Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) presents an opportunity to work with Australia's brightest and most innovative scientists, engineers and IT specialists at the forefront of international defence research.
Chief Information Officer Group Are you a motivated and capable person with an interest in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)? The Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG), within the Department of Defence, is responsible for ensuring that the department has a dependable, secure and integrated Defence Information Environment (DIE) to support Defence business and military operations.
Defence Materiel Organisation The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) is part of the Department of Defence. In 2008-09 DMO spent more than $9.6 billion acquiring and sustaining military equipment and services, and employed over 7,500 people in more than 50 locations around Australia and overseas. Due to the size and diversity of work in the DMO, we offer opportunities for people with a range of experience and skills in a range of disciplines.

Undergraduate, Graduate Programs and Further Study

Graduate Development Program A career in Defence offers civilian graduates from all disciplines unique and exciting opportunities to work in areas they may not have previously considered
DMO Materiel Graduate Scheme Civilian positions available in the Defence Materiel Organisation throughout Australia for Engineering and Commercial graduates in a range of disciplines.
Australian Defence Force Academy ADFA is a unique partnership between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) which provides training and education for the future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force.
Australian Defence College Commencing 1 January 2001, a reorganised Australian Defence College (ADC) comprises three tri-service educational organisations.
Studies Centre The Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies (CDSS) hosts the Defence and Strategic Studies course - the senior course in Australia for senior military officers and other Government officials engaged in national security issues.

Work Experience, Scholarships and Cadets

Defence Work Experience Program Work experience within Defence provides an opportunity for students, either at secondary school, university or other place of education, to experience one of the wide variety of careers available in Defence.
Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS) A Defence Technical Scholarship (DTS) is a fantastic opportunity for Year 11 and 12 students, intending to pursue an ADF general entry technical trade career after completing Year 12. The DTS rewards technically-savvy students for staying on at school and enrolling in specific subjects.
Cadets The Australian Defence Force Cadets is a community-based youth development organisation focused on Defence customs, traditions and values. As a cadet you'll learn leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life.
Materiel Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship The Defence Materiel Organisation is offering sponsored scholarships to young Australians who have completed their secondary education and wish to pursue an engineering degree as a civilian student through the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra.

Staff Services and Conditions

Defence People Group (DPG) Access to personnel related information from across Defence, regardless of organisational structure.
Recruitment, Redeployment & Retirement/Discharge Information on Recruitment, Redeployment & Retirement/Discharge
Transition Support Services Defence Transition Support Services Assistance and Information for ADF Members and their Families
Salary and Allowances (ADF) Australian Defence Force Salary and Allowances. Please navigate to ADF News and then ADF Remuneration Arrangements to find Salary and Allowances.