How and when to apply

How do I apply?

Applications for the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) are coordinated through the Department of Defence Graduate Program.

Use these Defence Graduate Opportunities hints and tips for writing your application to give yourself the best chance in the selection process.

When do I apply?

Defence Intelligence-ASD stream applications were open 19 February–3 April 2018.

As all successful applicants must undertake a thorough security clearance, it is important you apply well in advance. Ask yourself these questions:

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, you should apply in 2018 for a 2019 intake. Whatever your situation, you can apply with ASD and potentially secure a career that will be both interesting and rewarding.

Employment with ASD is subject to satisfying the requirements of a Psychological Assessment and a Top Secret - Positive Vet security clearance. All applicants must be Australian citizens and be willing to undertake an extensive security and background checking process covering the past 10 years or from your 16th birthday, whichever is greater.

Typical schedule

Applications open
Applications close
Screening sessions
Assessment centres (in Canberra)
Security clearances (in capital cities)
From August
First intake
February next year