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Key Dates

Defence Graduate Program

Applications open

APPLICATIONS OPEN

27 February 2020


Applications close

APPLICATIONS
CLOSE

4 April 2020

Online testing

ONLINE TESTING

27 Feb - 4 April 2020


Screening Intelligence

SCREENING INTELLIGENCE

18 May - 5 June 2020

Assessment centres

ASSESSMENT CENTRES

18 May - 19 June 2020


Assessment Centres Intelligence

ASSESSMENT CENTRES - INTELLIGENCE

22 June - 24 July 2020

Offers

OFFERS

7 June onwards 2020


Start the Defence Graduate Program

START THE DEFENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM

Early 2021


APPLICATIONS

Applications for the next available intake of the Defence Graduate Program will open on 27 February 2020 and close on 4 April 2020.

Careers Fair Schedule

Career Fair (Location) Date Time
ACT
Tertiary to Work 12 March 2020 1100 - 1500
Australian National University 17 March 2020 1200 - 1400 (Law)
UIFRS National Security Careers Night 18 March 2020 TBA
Australian National University 19 March 2020 1200 - 1400
University of Canberra 19 March 2020 1100 - 1400
New South Wales
University of Sydney 03 March 2020 1200 - 1500 (Engineering)
University of Sydney 04 March 2020 1200 - 1500
University of NSW 05 March 2020 1200 - 1700
Macquarie University 10 March 2020 1200 - 1500
University of Technology Sydney 11 March 2020 1230 - 1630
University of Wollongong 13 March 2020 1030 - 1430
Big Meet Sydney 03 April 2020 1100 - 1400
Queensland
University of Queensland Engineering Undergraduate Society 04 March 2020 1000 - 1400
Big Meet Brisbane 23 March 2020 1100 - 1400
South Australia
Flinders University 27 February 2020 1000 - 1400 (Bedford Park Campus) (Business and Government)
Flinders University 28 February 2020 1000 - 1400 (Tonsley Campus) (STEM)
Big Meet Adelaide 13 March 2020 1100 - 1500
University of Adelaide 18 March 2020 1200 - 1500 (STEM)
University of Adelaide 19 March 2020 1200 - 1500
Tasmania
Australian Maritime College 19 March 2020 1100 - 1500
Victoria
University of Melbourne 03 March 2020 1330 - 1600 (All Degrees)
University of Melbourne 04 March 2020 0930 - 1230 (STEM)
Monash University 05 March 2020 1000 - 1500
Deakin University 24 March 2020 1130 - 1430 (Melboune Burwood Campus)
La Trobe University 25 March 2020 1100 - 1500
Deakin University 26 March 2020 1000 - 1200 (Geelong Waterfront Campus)
Deakin University 26 March 2020 1330 - 1530 (Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus)
Big Meet Melbourne 27 March 2020 1100 - 1500
Western Australia
Edith Cowan University 09 March 2020 1500 - 1800 (STEM and Intelligence)
Big Meet Perth 10 March 2020 1100 - 1400
Curtin University 11 March 2020 1015 - 1045 (Neuro-Diverse)
1100 - 1400
University of Western Australia 12 March 2020 0930 - 1200
1400 - 1630

SCREENING

Screening - Intelligence streams only

Location Date
Screening Sessions held in Capital Cities (one day only required) 18 May 2020 - 5 June 2020

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES

Assessment Centres for recruitment of graduates to the following streams will be held on the dates listed below. Invitations to assessment Centres will be released progressively.

Assessment Centres for Naval Civilian Engineers (CEDP) will be held in ACT only.

Streams

  • Defence Policy
  • Engineering (Defence Capability)
  • Maritime Engineering and Naval Construction
  • Estate & Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Generalist
  • Human Resources
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Logistics
  • Naval Civilian Engineer Development Program (ACT Only)
  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Research & Innovation

ASSESSMENT CENTRE LOCATIONS

ASSESSMENT CENTRES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE WEEKS OUTLINED BELOW IN EACH STATE, EXACT DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AFTER APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED.

Location State Date
Canberra ACT Monday 18 - Friday 22 May 2020
Sydney NSW Monday 25 - Friday 29 May 2020
Brisbane QLD Monday 01 - Friday 05 June 2020
Adelaide SA Monday 08 - Friday 12 June 2020
Melbourne VIC Monday 15 - Friday 19 June 2020
Perth WA WA candidates will attend the South Australian Assessment Centre

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES - INTELLIGENCE STREAMS

  • Assessment Centres for the Intelligence streams comprising Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) will be conducted in the ACT only.

Assessment Centre Locations

If you are invited to attend an Assessment Centre, you will be requested to undertake an online written task between 22 June 2020 - 23 July 2020.

Location State Date
ASD Assessment Centres ACT Monday 22 June - Thursday 25 June 2020
AGO/DIO Assessment Centres ACT Tuesday 30 June - Thursday 02 July 2020
ASD Assessment Centres ACT Monday 06 July - Thursday 09 July 2020
AGO/DIO Assessment Centres ACT Tuesday 14 July - Thursday 16 July 2020
ASD Assessment Centres ACT Monday 20 July - Thursday 23 July 2020

Day 1 - Meet & Greet 5.30 - 7pm at The Vibe Hotel Canberra

Day 2 - Assessment Centre (all day)

Day 3 - Psychological Assessment (if required)


For interstate candidates, accommodation will be provided for two nights at The Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport. Domestic flights or travel assistance will be provided if you reside in a regional area and/or further than 150km out of Canberra.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

OFFERS

Position offers for:

  • Corporate, Capability, Policy, Research and Innovation, and the Navy Civilian Engineer Development Program offers will be made from 07 July 2020 onwards.
  • Intelligence and Cyber Stream offers will be made from the 31st August onwards.