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Key Dates

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In response to COVID-19, the Department of Defence is amending our 2021 Graduate Program recruitment schedule. The health and safety of Defence employees and our applicants is our priority. We also recognise that your focus, priorities and individual circumstances may have changed over recent weeks. Defence has extended our applications for a fortnight and we hope this extension will give you the extra time you need to submit your application. Applications for the 2021 Defence Graduate Program will now close at 11:30pm (AEST) on 18 April 2020.

Key Application Dates

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the next available intake of the Defence Graduate Program will open on 27 February 2020 and close on the 18 April 2020.

SCREENING

Screening - Intelligence streams only

LocationDate
 Screening Sessions held in Capital Cities (one day only required) In quarter three 2020 – Dates to be confirmed

 

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES

Assessment Centres for recruitment of graduates to the following streams will be held on the dates listed below. Invitations to assessment Centres will be released progressively.

Assessment Centres for Naval Civilian Engineers (CEDP) will be held in ACT only.

Streams

  • Defence Policy
  • Engineering (Defence Capability)
  • Maritime Engineering and Naval Construction
  • Estate & Infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Generalist
  • Human Resources
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Logistics
  • Naval Civilian Engineer Development Program (ACT Only)
  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Research & Innovation

ASSESSMENT CENTRE LOCATIONS

ASSESSMENT CENTRES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE WEEKS OUTLINED BELOW IN EACH STATE, EXACT DATES WILL BE CONFIRMED AFTER APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED.

LocationStateDate
 Canberra ACT June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 Sydney NSW June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 Brisbane QLD June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 Adelaide SA June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 Melbourne VIC June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 Perth WA WA candidates will attend the South Australian Assessment Centre
 June and July 2020 – Dates to be confirmed

 

Travel assistance may be provided if you reside in a regional area further than 150km from the venue.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for travel assistance.

ASSESSMENT CENTRES - INTELLIGENCE STREAMS

  • Assessment Centres for the Intelligence streams comprising Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO) and Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) will be conducted in the ACT only.

Assessment Centre Locations

If you are invited to attend an Assessment Centre, you will be requested to undertake an online written task. Dates of the online written task are to be confirmed.

 

LocationStateDate
 ASD Assessment Centres ACT In quarter four 2020 – Dates to be confirmed
 AGO/DIO Assessment Centres ACT In quarter four 2020 – Dates to be confirmed

 

Day 1 - Meet & Greet 5.30 - 7pm at The Vibe Hotel Canberra

Day 2 - Assessment Centre (all day)

Day 3 - Psychological Assessment (if required)

For interstate candidates, accommodation will be provided for two nights at The Vibe Hotel, Canberra Airport. Domestic flights or travel assistance will be provided if you reside in a regional area and/or further than 150km out of Canberra.

Please note: if you are currently living overseas, regrettably you will not be eligible for any travel assistance.

OFFERS

Position offers for:

  • Corporate, Capability, Policy, Research and Innovation, and the Navy Civilian Engineer Development Program offers will be made from August 2020 onwards.
  • Intelligence and Cyber Stream offers will be made from the December onwards.
 
 

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