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Department of Defence

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Policy and Corporate Pathway Graduate Program

Canberra

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Make your mark in the Policy & Corporate Pathway by enabling the Defence mission in program management, corporate, analysis, and policy roles.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
59-130
Salary
AUD 73,343 / Year

+ 15.4% superannuation (promotion and salary advancement upon successful completion of the program)

Start Date
12 Feb 2025 - 16 Feb 2026

Application dates

Applications Open
26 Feb 2024
Applications Close
10 Apr 2024

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
Communication & Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Journalism & Writing
Music & Performing Arts
Photography
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
F
Food & Hospitality
Personal Services
H
Anthropology & Geography
Archaeology & History
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Humanities (all other)
International Studies
Languages, Literature & Linguistics
Liberal Arts
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Politics & Policy Studies
Social Science (all other)
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies
M
Audiology & Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Medicine & Medical Science
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Nursing & Midwifery
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Podiatry
Psychology & Counselling
Public Health
Radiography
P
Architecture & Interior Design
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agricultural Science & Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Science
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
Spatial Science
Veterinary Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

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Working rights

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  • Australian Citizen
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Bring your unique skills and experiences to a world of opportunity at Defence. Make your mark in the Policy and Corporate pathway working on:

  • program management
  • administration
  • analysis
  • personnel and
  • policy.

The Policy and Corporate pathway accepts applications from all degree disciplines. It's suited to graduates interested in:

  • arts and humanities
  • business and commerce
  • construction and building management
  • data and cyber security
  • environmental science
  • information and communication technology
  • international and security studies
  • media and communication
  • policy and international relations
  • project management.

Salary

All successful candidates start the Graduate Program on a salary of $73,343 plus 15.4% superannuation (increasing to $76,277 upon the Fair Work Commission approval of the Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement – 2024).

Graduates advance to a higher salary after successfully completing the Program. The amount depends on which training pathway completed.

Defence's is committed to enabling an enjoyable work-life balance through:

  • generous remuneration package
  • conditions of service
  • flexible work arrangements and
  • leave benefits.

Location

Roles in this pathway are based in Canberra with a limited possibility of an interstate rotation placement during the program.

Duration

12 months – 3 x 4-month rotations.

Roles

Policy and Corporate Pathway applicants need to choose one of these role types in their application:

  • Analyst: 
    • Provide commercial management and procurement advice. This role helps facilitate Defence’s investment to develop innovative technologies.
    • Advise and influence decision-making and strategy on real-world Defence capability investments.
  • Corporate: 
    • Work in communication, finance, marketing and strategic planning.
    • Support key decisions that lead to innovative corporate solutions for government.
  • Policy:
    • Produce and apply strategy to influence the policy frameworks that govern Defence operations and international engagement
    • Guide industry to deliver capability
    • Ensure quality outcomes and optimum impact of government investment.
  • Project and program management:
    • Work in project planning, procurement, management and contract administration.
    • Deliver nationally significant infrastructure or environmental projects.

Defence is the winner of the 2023 Graduate Employer award for Government & Public Safety by Prosple.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
B
Accounting, Commerce & Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business Administration & Management
Economics
Human Resources
Leisure, Hospitality, Tourism & Retail
C
Animation, Visual Effects & Post Production
Communication & Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
Fashion Design
Film & TV
Fine Arts
E
Aerospace Engineering & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
F
Food & Hospitality
Personal Services
H
Anthropology & Geography
Archaeology & History
Classics
Criminology
Development, Migration & Gender
Humanities (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen