Australian Government Graduate Program - Intelligence Stream

Do you want the opportunity to advance and protect Australia and its interests, its people and our way of life? As a graduate in the Intelligence Stream, you will.

  • Commence a full-time position in an Australian Government department or agency, with a generous salary range between $50,000-$80,000 a year
  • Advance to a higher classification and salary at the successful completion of the 12-month program
  • Undertake rotations in different work areas
  • Access on-the-job and formal learning and development opportunities

About the role

As an Intelligence Stream graduate, you have the opportunity to work on topics that matter. The work you do will influence important decisions to shape the future of intelligence, which may impact the everyday lives of many of your fellow Australians.

The Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) Intelligence Stream offers some of the most important, dynamic and stimulating work in Australia. Working within the National Intelligence Community (NIC), you will have the opportunity to serve the nation, progress your career and work with committed colleagues in a globally engaged community.

The National Intelligence Community is made up of the following departments and agencies:

  • Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency (ACIC)
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO)
  • Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) 
  • Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
  • Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO)
  • Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs)
  • Office of National Intelligence (ONI)

These agencies and departments form the Australian Government's intelligence enterprise.

Find your fit

Successful applicants will be matched with a suitable position in a participating Australian Government department or agency. In 2022, more than 60 agencies placed graduates from the Australian Government Graduate Program.

You’ll have the opportunity to nominate your preferred placement when you apply.

Who can apply 

Your options are not limited by your degree. The National Intelligence Community needs a diverse workforce that is professional, agile and capable in order to make a difference. Your degree has equipped you with a wealth of transferable skills that can be utilised across a range of roles within the NIC.

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen
  • Have or will have completed a Bachelor degree or higher by 31 December 2023
  • Have completed your qualification between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2023
  • Be able to obtain and maintain a valid Australian Government security clearance once accepted into the program
  • Be willing to undergo any police, character, health or other checks required

This program has a stringent security clearance requirement:

  • An NIC agency-issued security clearance is a qualifying condition for an offer of employment
  • To be considered suitable for a security clearance, we must establish that you possess and demonstrate the highest level of trustworthiness and commitment to Australia, its values and its democratic system of government
  • Our security clearance process covers all aspects of your life – it is comprehensive and can seem intrusive
  • The complete selection process – from advertising to employment – usually takes between 12 and 18 months
  • Please note that the security clearance process does not end at recruitment. If you attain a security clearance, you are required to maintain your clearance for the term of your employment
  • Further information about security obligations will be provided to you throughout the recruitment process

How to apply

The selection process for this program typically includes:

  • An online application, where you’ll upload your resume, academic transcript and proof of your Australian citizenship
  • Online testing and/or video interview, which may involve problem solving, numerical reasoning, and behavioural or emotional testing
  • Assessment centre, where you might participate in activities such as panel interviews, group presentations or written tasks
  • Matching and offers, where successful applicants are matched with a suitable placement in an Australian Government department or agency

Intelligence Stream

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Administration, Arts and Humanities, Business and
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen
  • Work from home:Hybrid remote
    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:
    Canberra, Regional New
  • Salary

    60k - 80k plus 15.4% super


    Jan 2024 (approx)

  • Closing Date:17th Apr 2023, 6:00 am


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