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The Estate & Infrastructure stream is seeking professional and innovative team-players to help design, manage, maintain and develop one of Australia’s largest and most diverse real estate portfolios to keep pace with Defence’s changing capabilities.


  • Tailored suite of training that covers leadership, technical, departmental and general skills needed in the Australian Public Service
  • On-the-job and off-the-job training, including week-long study tour of Defence facilities outside of Canberra
  • In each rotation you will gain vast exposure to the Defence enterprise through meaningful work, such as engaging and managing contractor teams for projects involving aircraft hangers, ship repair facilities, military training facilities, as well as specialised research and technical facilities
  • Work in partnership with contracted, specialist providers to deliver essential services to bases and ADF personnel around the nation.


Estate & Infrastructure Group (E&IG) comprises two Divisions, which are responsible for the development and upkeep of one of the largest real estate portfolios in Australia.

Service Delivery Division

Service Delivery Division works in partnership with contracted, specialist providers to deliver essential services across the Defence estate, such as estate planning, facilities and training area maintenance, land management, hospitality, waste management and airfield services.

Infrastructure Division

Infrastructure Division manages the development and disposal of the Defence estate, including the review, development and construction of facilities and sites, often planning out to thirty years in advance. They are also responsible for developing environment and heritage policies across Defence, as well as property acquisitions, leasing, disposal and management of estate related native title, offshore mining and petroleum exploration.

Capital Facilities and Infrastructure (CFI) Branch is responsible for the development, approval and delivery of major and medium works identified in the capital works program, including the carriage of Major Works through the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC) process. CFI has around 150 projects underway, with approximately $16 billion of projects in the design and construction stage. As an architecture or engineering graduate, you will work in a client side project management team, responsible for project planning, procurement, project management and contract administration. Although you will not undertake design work, you will use your technical knowledge (in particular your project management and contract administration skills) to work with Defence’s industry partners to develop complex infrastructure projects in support of Defence capability. You will receive exposure to the Government and Parliamentary approvals processes, as well as the opportunity to work with Navy, Army and Air Force stakeholders.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: Civil Engineering, Town and Urban Planning, Environmental Sciences, Management, Construction & Building Management, including Architecture; Planning, Property and Law
  • Salary: $68,442 pa + 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will advance to APS 4: $76,215 pa + 15.4% superannuation.
  • Program:
    • 12 months – 3 x 4 month rotations
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February
  • Location: Canberra (regional rotations outside of Canberra is available)
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
“Thanks to the graduate program, I have a close circle of friends in Canberra who help me make the most of my new hometown.”


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