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Employment Conditions

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 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the Defence Graduate Program, graduates will advance to a minimum of $76,215 plus 15.4% superannuation.

Employees are employed under the Defence Enterprise Agreement, which provides a range of generous benefits and entitlements. Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) employees are employed under ASD’s employment agreement.

As a Defence Graduate, employment conditions include:

  • 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 Defence Graduate Program
  • Generous assistance to relocate to your program location

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

Watch this video to find out about the support and relocation assistance offered to Defence Graduate Program employees.