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Defence Graduate Program

Defence is part of the Australian Public Service and, as such, you will be working in an environment where work­ life balance is important, salaries are competitive with industry, and your career options are endless. All of this, plus generous personal leave entitlements and a superannuation scheme that contributes to the overall package.

Graduates in Defence will commence on $68,442 plus more than 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the Defence Graduate Program, graduates will advance to a minimum of $74,721 plus 15.4% superannuation.

Each development program offers meaningful work through workplace rotations and training tailored to your individual development needs.

Defence provides the following additional advantages as part of its unique work environment and culture

  • Excellent working conditions
  • Exposure to a unique and diverse organisation
  • Flexitime ­to help work/life balance
  • Annual, personal and maternity leave
  • Payment for membership of, and certification by, an accredited professional association where membership is required by your job role
  • Further personal and professional career development opportunities
  • Access to study assistance is available after successful completion of the GDP
  • Generous assistance to relocate to Canberra

Employees are employed under the Defence Employees Certified Agreement, which provides a range of generous benefits and entitlements.

A range of commercial, retail and recreational facilities, and public transport!

When you combine the above with the opportunity to live and work in an unpolluted, relaxed environment within two hours of beaches, ski fields and other capital cities, your choice should be easy.