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Graduates

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.

A career protecting Australia’s national interests? Definitely Defence.

As a graduate in the Department of Defence, you will enjoy experiences that, as a civilian, you simply wouldn’t find with any other organisation. You will work with a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to protecting Australian interests. You will carry out work that has true purpose. The Department offers Australian Public Service (APS) graduate opportunities across a range of career streams. Each stream is tailored to provide excellent learning and career progression opportunities to propel you into your future career with confidence. If you are seeking a career with purpose, you will find it at Defence. Definitely.