ASD Graduate Program
Great Pay, Great Conditions, Greater Mission
- Unique, challenging and rewarding work that contributes to maintaining Australia’s national security
- Develop and expand your skills with dedicated mentoring, learning and development opportunities
- Diverse career paths with a great salary and benefits package including study assistance, generous leave and flexible working arrangements
Do you want to do things that most people cannot? Can you be counted on to find innovative and clever solutions?
The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) mission, ‘Reveal their secrets, protect our own’, summarises our roles: we collect foreign intelligence by interception; we provide advice and assistance on information and cyber security; and we conduct offensive cyber operations.
You will receive training in our specialised systems and enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams. You may have opportunities to travel domestically and internationally. You will be encouraged and supported to continually develop your skills to keep pace with evolving priorities. We are committed to the growth of our most important resource – our staff.
Diversity is essential to ASD. We want the best minds working for us, regardless of background. Our work is challenging, and experience shows that the best teams contain clever people with different life experiences.
Career paths for all disciplines
We are looking for graduates from almost every discipline to work in analyst, corporate or technologist roles.
As an analyst, you can undertake a diverse range of complex tasks. Your role will vary, depending on your skills and the role of your team in supporting either ASD's foreign intelligence, offensive cyber operations or its cyber and information security mission.
In corporate roles, you will have the opportunity to develop and shape ASD’s future. We have roles in policy, security, governance, finance, communications, human resources and people management, just to name a few.
As a technologist, you can work in areas as diverse as offensive cyber operations, software development, reverse engineering, forensic analysis and intrusion detection through to system administration, system design, architecture, testing and maintenance. You could have the opportunity to build and maintain anything from secure workstations to high-end supercomputers.
The ASD Graduate Program runs for 12 months, with graduates completing three four-month placements. You will have a permanent role within ASD upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are paid a Graduate APS 4 salary of $65,133 plus 15.4% superannuation.
Applications for the 2019 graduate intake were open 19 February–3 April 2018 through the Department of Defence Graduate Program.