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From sustaining a fleet of Defence products to developing the support infrastructure for new aircraft or warships, there won’t be a dull moment in the Logistics.


  • Unique opportunities to work on some of the largest and most challenging acquisition projects and sustainment activities in Australia
  • Enjoy a wide-range of roles that equip and sustain our Defence assets
  • On-the-job and off-the-job learning and development
  • Opportunities for work in key sites such as Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Newcastle
  • Opportunity to build on the skills you learned at university
  • Emphasis on work-life balance
  • You will work on complex projects that are of national significance
  • Advancement to APS 5 level on successful completion of the Capability Pathway


Whilst logistics in the private sector has a heavy focus on transport, warehousing, distribution and manufacturing, a career as a logistician in Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) delivers much more.

As a Materiel logistician you will undertake a diverse range of activities in support of the Australian Defence Force, and their Capability Managers. As a graduate on the 18-month Defence Capability Pathway, you will undertake three rotations (of 6 months), at various locations around Australia, to gain a broad perspective of materiel logistics in Defence.These opportunities could see you providing logistics support anywhere from the concept stage of a new project at the start of the capability life cycle, through to transition into service, sustainment, upgrades and disposal.

As a Materiel logistician, you will have unique opportunities to work on some of the largest and most challenging acquisition and sustainment projects in Australia, for example:

Acquisition Projects

  • Joint Strike Fighter for the Air Force
  • New helicopters for the Navy and Army
  • New Future Frigates and patrol boats for the Navy
  • Advanced Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability for the Air Force
  • Battlespace Communications Systems for the Army
  • Anti-Ship Missile Defence systems for the Navy

Sustainment Activities

  • F/A 18F Super Hornet
  • Combat Clothing
  • Weapons Systems
  • Collins Class Submarines
  • Communication Systems
  • Armoured Vehicles

Your work as a Materiel logistician within CASG will be highly valued – the operational success of the Australian Defence Force depends on us.

For more detailed information about CASG, view About CASG.

Next steps

Ready to apply? Find out more about applying at the How to Apply page.

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Quick Details

  • Degree types: Logistics or Business, Commerce, Economics, Management with majors or minors in Logistics type subjects, ideally Integrated Ligistics Support (ILS).
  • Salary: $68,442 pa + 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will advance to APS 5: $76,661 pa + 15.4% superannuation.
  • Program:
    • 18 months – 3 x 6 month rotations (one in Canberra)
  • Eligibility: View eligibility requirements
  • Intake: February or September
  • Location: Various Australia wide (Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Newcastle)
  • Benefits: Why Choose Defence
“My favourite part about the graduate program was working in three diverse areas of Defence, each in a different city.”


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