Intelligence pathway

Make an imprint in the Intelligence pathway working in planning, strategy and operations at one of Defence's 3 intelligence agencies.


    The Intelligence pathway accepts applications from all degree disciplines and is suited for graduates with an interest in:

    • analysis
    • critical thinking
    • cybersecurity
    • innovation
    • intelligence
    • international studies
    • national security
    • space
    • technology.


    All successful candidates commence their training on a salary of $71,207 per year plus 15.4% superannuation.

    On successful completion, graduates will advance to a higher salary with the amount dependent on which training pathway has been completed.

    Defence's generous remuneration package, conditions of service, flexibility and leave benefits will contribute to an enjoyable work/life balance.


    Locations vary depending on the Defence group selected.

    • Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) - Canberra.
    • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) - Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth.
    • Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) - Canberra.

    Defence offers relocation assistance for successful interstate graduates


    12 months – 3 x 4-month rotations.


    Applicants to the Intelligence pathway will begin a career in one of the following Defence intelligence areas: