AMSI Summer School Careers Day

Careers Day 2023 – Australian Signals Directorate

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.

  • Informing – by the covert acquisition of foreign information not publicly available (signals intelligence)
  • Protecting – by comprehensively understanding the cyber threat, providing proactive advice and assistance to improve the management of cyber risk by government, business and the community
  • Disrupting – by applying our offensive cyber capabilities offshore, to support military operations, counter-terrorism, counter cyber espionage and serious cyber-enabled crime.

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.

Graduate Program

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 Cadetships

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.

ASD Internship 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.

Careers at Australian Signals Directorate

Learn about these opportunities and more