ASD’s purpose is to defend Australia from global threats and help advance Australia’s national interests. We do this by mastering technology to inform, protect and disrupt.
ASD operates in the slim area between the difficult and the impossible. We aren’t looking for one type of person, we’re looking for the right type of person. Those curious and creative minds who will bring new ideas and skills to our organisation. No matter your background, skills and experiences, there is an opportunity available for you at ASD.
The ASD Graduate Program is part of the Defence Graduate Program Intelligence Pathway. It runs for 12 months, and you will complete three four-month placements. You will have a permanent role upon successful completion of the program.
Applications for the 2024 graduate intake applications will open in February 2023.
ASD is a member of the Australian Government Digital Cadetship Program, managed by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). As a cadet, you will work with other cadets supported by ASD mentors and supervisors.
You’ll work on a range of projects that contribute to Australia’s national security. You will also undertake training to improve your skills, and get real-world experience that you won’t get at university.
A cadetship is for university students who have completed their first year (full-time equivalent) of any of the listed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees before starting the program.
We offer a 3-month internship for tertiary students. The internship is during university summer holidays (November to February). The program is run from the Australian Cyber Security Centre with placements in other ASD locations considered. Students are engaged on a non-ongoing short-term contract at an ASD 2-level salary.
We are interested in people who want to further their knowledge in practical roles. Your work will vary, depending on your skills and the role of your team.
Learn about these opportunities and more