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Career Opportunities

Thousands of opportunities

In Defence you will enjoy experiences and opportunities that, as an APS employee, you simply wouldn't get with any other organisation.

The variety of jobs we have is greater than you think — with the right qualifications you are able to undertake interesting, challenging, and unique work ranging from intelligence and strategic policy right through to human resources, infrastructure, engineering, and information technology.

Want to know what kind of work our people do? Kate, and others, soon realised their careers were beyond the 'ordinary' when they joined Defence. You can read their stories here.

Defence APS Job Families

A Job Family groups together those jobs that have similar characteristics; skills, tasks and knowledge. Although the level of responsibility, skill or capabilities may differ, the common work that is performed, the essential nature of activities or tasks carried out are similar across the job family.

Accounting and Finance Job Families

Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting and Financial System
  • Budget, Costs and Financial Analysis
  • General Finance
Administration and Customer Service Job Family

Administration and Customer Service

  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Customer Service
  • Base Support
Audit, Assurance and Fraud Control Job Family

Audit, Assurance and Fraud Control

  • Audit
  • Fraud Control
  • Management and Quality Assurance
Communication Job Family


  • Media and Communication
  • Technical
Engineering & Technical Job Family

Engineering & Technical

  • Engineering
  • Technical
Health Job Family


  • Allied Health
  • Medical Function
  • Psychology Function
Human Resources Job Family

Human Resources

  • HR Delivery Function
  • HR Strategy and Design
  • Strategic Welfare
Information & Communication Technology Job Family

Information & Communication Technology

  • ICT Business Change
  • ICT Solutions Implementation
  • ICT Solutions Development
  • ICT Strategy and Architecture
  • ICT Business Management
  • ICT Entry Level functions
  • ICT Service Delivery
  • ICT Service Support
  • ICT Security
Information & Knowledge Management Job Family

Information & Knowledge Management

  • Information
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Analysis
Infrastructure Job Family


  • Estate Planning
  • Infrastructure Asset Development
  • Estate Policy and Environment
  • Property Services
Intelligence Job Family


  • Geospatial
  • Intelligence
  • Signals Intelligence
Legal Job Family


  • Legal
  • Paralegal
Logistics Job Family


  • Logistics Management
  • Materiel Management
Procurement & Contracting Job Family

Procurement & Contracting

  • Category Management
  • Contract Management
  • Contracting
  • Pricing and Cost Analysis
  • Procurement Policy and Purchasing
  • Purchasing Function
Project and Program Management Job Family

Project and Program Management

  • Project Management
  • Project Control
  • Product Management
  • Program Management
Science & Technology Job Family

Science & Technology

  • Engineering and Systems Science
  • Human, Social and Health Sciences
  • Information, Computing and Communications
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Science and Technology Management
Security Job Family


  • Physical Security
  • Personnel Security
Strategic & International Policy Job Family

Strategic & International Policy

  • Capability Analyst
  • Strategic and International Policy
Trades & Labour Job Family

Trades & Labour

  • Transport and Logistics
  • Animal Attendants and Trainers
  • Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
  • Labourers