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Department of Defence

  • #3 in Government & public services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 Policy and Corporate Pathway in the Defence Graduate Program

Canberra (interstate rotations outside of Canberra are available)
Policy and Corporate Pathway will give you a platform to build your career and develop a network of contacts within Defence and the private sector.
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Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
59
Salary
69,811 + 15.4% superannuation
Start Date
Ongoing

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Mar 2021
Applications Close
14 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
>3.75 GPA
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
Creative Arts (all other)
F
Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
H
Anthropology
Geography
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Archaeology
History
International Studies
Modern Languages
Literature
Linguistics
Translating & Interpreting
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
Humanities (all other)
Social Science (all other)
Liberal Arts
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Radiography
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Counselling
Psychology
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Construction Management
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training
T
Building
Carpentry
Heating, Ventilation & Cooling
Flooring, Plastering & Tiling
Plumbing & Gasfitting
Bricklaying & Stonemasonry
Electrical
Glass & Glazing

The Policy and Corporate Pathway is a key enabler of Defence's mission and provides future leaders across the Department and recruits, high-calibre university graduates, from all disciplines for roles across several areas.

We can offer graduates meaningful and challenging work from day one. Those who are successful in joining us will undertake a wide range of management, administrative, finance, personnel and policy roles throughout the Department of Defence. Graduates join a network of people all dedicated to working on issues that impact the well-being of all Australians.

Our 12-month Pathway includes three work rotations consisting of four months each at various locations in Australia. The first must be taken in Canberra, with the opportunity for regional rotations offered later in the Program. In previous years, graduates have completed rotations at Defence establishments in Sydney, Darwin, Perth, Nowra, Williamtown, Townsville and Amberley.

In each rotation, you will have real tasks and responsibilities, and be fully integrated into the work team to ensure you reach your full potential. The Corporate Pathway includes a comprehensive learning and development program, including:

  • A three-day familiarisation tour where you will visit Navy, Army and Air Force bases to meet Australian Defence Force members and interact with military equipment;
  • Senior Officer Briefs where you will meet Defence's senior leaders, including the Chief of the Defence Force and Secretary of Defence, to discuss Defence's strategic objective, career management and the senior officer's personal insights;
  • A visit to Parliament House to view Members of Parliament engage in question time;
  • Rotation specific training to provide you with the skills and knowledge to undertake reward, exciting and challenging work;
  • Meetings with the Graduate Management Team and your experience supervisor to discuss your learning and development needs, career aspirations and performance feedback; and
  • A dedicated Graduate Management Team will guide and advise you throughout your program.

Defence offers a generous remuneration package, conditions of service and leave benefits that will contribute to you enjoying a happy work-life balance. Graduates who complete the program are able to apply for study assistance, including financial reimbursement and study leave, to pursue further studies (i.e. postgraduate programs).

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Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose


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