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Department of Defence

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

2022 Technical Pathway in the Defence Graduate Program

Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane
The Pathway offers an excellent and tailored training program including earning and development opportunities for a large array of technical backgrounds.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
101
Salary
69,811 + 15.4% superannuation

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Mar 2021
Applications Close
14 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
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)
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
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)

From fighter aircraft, Navy ships and soldier systems, to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies, training in the Technical Pathway will ultimately lead to work in one of Australia's largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services.

Defence has operations in more than 70 locations throughout Australia and overseas. Our civilian workforce is responsible for managing the acquisition and sustainment of the equipment used by the Australian Defence Force across air, land and sea domains.

Defence is committed to the professional development of its people and provides a significant opportunity for career advancement. The 18-month program consists of three six-month work rotations, at various locations around Australia, and includes assistance to achieve industry-based professional recognition. Your learning and development program will include:

  • A five-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 rewarding, 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.
  • A dedicated Graduate Management Team will guide and advise you throughout your program.
  • A graduate passport assisting you to document your career journey during the 18 months.
  • For engineering graduates, supporting you to complete your Engineers Australia accreditation competencies with membership and chartering fees paid by Defence.

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).

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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Duration
15 weeks full-time