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Department of Defence Graduate Program – Capability Pathway

Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle and France

Training in the Capability Pathway will ultimately lead to work within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) - one of Australia’s largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Salary
$67,100 pa + 15.4% super

Application dates

Applications Open
1 Mar 2019
Applications Close
31 Mar 2019

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Civil Engineering & Construction
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
I
Computer Graphics & Animation
Data Science
B
Business Administration & Management
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
L
Law

Pathway Highlights:

  • The Defence Capability Pathway offers an excellent and tailored training program including on-the-job and off-the-job learning and development opportunities to achieve industry¬-based professional recognition. For engineering graduates, this includes supporting you to complete your Engineers Australia accreditation competencies;
  • Opportunity to build on the skills you learned at university;
  • Emphasis on work/life balance;
  • Your work will contribute to nationally significant projects that support the Australian Defence Force, and are complex and highly valued;
  • Opportunity to travel across three rotations;
  • Permanent position in Defence on successful completion of the program and advancement to APS 5; and
  • Generous assistance with relocation to your city of employment.

From fighter aircraft, Navy ships and soldier systems, to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies, training in the Capability Pathway will ultimately lead to work within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) - one of Australia’s largest program management, logistics, procurement and engineering services. CASG 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 (ADF) across air, land and sea domains – the operational success of the ADF depends on us.

Defence is committed to the professional development of its people and provides 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.

We are seeking applications from graduates in the following career Streams:

  • Engineering (including degrees in – Aerospace, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Computer Systems, Computer Science, Software; Systems, Telecommunications)
  • Maritime Engineering and Naval Construction (Future Submarines and Ships) (including engineering degrees in – Mechatronic, Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Systems, Software, Mechanical, Naval Architecture)
  • Procurement and Contracting (including degrees in – Business, Commerce, Finance, Law) and
  • Logistics (for procurement and contracting graduates, a credit average must be achieved to be eligible) (including degrees in - Logistics, Business, Commerce, Economics, Management).

Quick Details:

  • Salary: APS 4: $67,100  pa + 15.4% super. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will advance to APS 5: $73,636 pa + 15.4% super.
  • Program: 18 months – 3 x 6 month rotations (one in Canberra)
  • Eligibility: Australian Citizens only
  • Intake: February or September
  • Location: Various (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle and France)

Applications for Department of Defence graduate opportunities are open from 1 March 2019 and close on 31 March 2019.

The Department of Defence is committed to developing an inclusive workforce that represents the diversity in Australian culture. We strongly encourage applications from Australian Citizens from all backgrounds.

For more information and eligibility requirements, please visit our website.

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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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