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Technical Pathway in the Defence Graduate Program 2022

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 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 that will guide and advise you throughout your program.

A graduate passport assisting you 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).

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Business and Commerce, Computer Science, Cyber

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

  • Locations:

    Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane,

  • Program Duration

    18 months

  • Number of vacancies


  • Salary range

    69,811 + 15.4% superannuation

  • Is this a generalist role?


  • Position Start Date

    February 2022

  • Accepts International


  • Remote friendly (Work from home)


  • Closing Date:14th Apr 2021, 1:30 pm


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