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Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group

Working in Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group

The Defence Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group is a fully integrated civilian–military workforce that promotes the Defence values of professionalism, loyalty, integrity, courage, innovation and teamwork. Civilian vacancies are advertised on Defence APS Careers and APS Jobs. Information concerning our Policy and Intelligence graduate opportunities can be found at Defence Graduate Opportunities.

SP&I Group draws on high-quality, motivated people from a diverse range of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Essentially, any degree that has prepared someone to think analytically and creatively will find a place, including:

  • arts
  • biology
  • business management
  • chemistry
  • economics
  • engineering
  • information and communications technology
  • information security
  • international relations
  • law
  • physics
  • political science
  • social science.

We have an ongoing requirement for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals.

Defence Intelligence maintains mutually-beneficial relationships with other agencies in the Australian Intelligence Community, other government agencies, as well as allied and other foreign intelligence agencies. As a result, there are opportunities both domestically and internationally in a variety of forums, ranging from conferences and seminars to international roundtable discussions.

Defence Intelligence has close relationships with the defence intelligence agencies of Australia’s allies, maintaining liaison offices in several countries. Defence Intelligence also has analysts on exchange postings, as well as a variety of secondments with our fellow agencies in the Australian Intelligence Community.