A number of National Intelligence Community (NIC) agencies offer graduate programs. The Australian Government Graduate Program (AGGP) also offers an intelligence stream including placements with participating NIC agencies.

Entry level programs can be a great way to get to know an agency, and the NIC, as some agencies also offer cross-agency experiences. They are also a great way to  apply what you have learnt at university of TAFE to transition into a work environment. 

Applications for entry level programs usually open from February to May. There are often a number of steps to go through including assessment centres and interviews. Because of the sensitive nature of the work that we do, you will also likely need to undertake a security clearance process.

Current opportunities

Please ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements outlined in each of the programs prior to submitting an application.

Graduate programs

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)

2025 ACIC Graduate Program(Opens in a new tab/window)

  • Closing Date: 28/04/2024
  • APS Classification: APS Level 4
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Canberra ACT, Melbourne VIC, Sydney NSW
  • Commencement: 2025

     

National Intelligence Community (NIC)

Australian Government Graduate Program - Intelligence Stream(Opens in a new tab/window)

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2024
  • APS Classification: APS Level 4
  • Location: Canberra ACT
  • Commencement: 2026

     

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

Technologist Graduate Program – Early 2026 and Mid-2026 intakes(Opens in a new tab/window)

  • Closing Date: 06/05/2024
  • APS Classification: APS Level 4
  • Location: Canberra ACT
  • Commencement: 2026

Other programs

Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)

ASD 2025 Apprenticeship Program(Opens in a new tab/window)

  • Closing Date: 07/04/2024
  • APS Classification: APS Level 2
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Canberra ACT, Melbourne VIC, Perth WA
  • Commencement: 2025

     

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

Intelligence Development Program - Mid 2025 and Early 2026(Opens in a new tab/window)

  • Closing Date: 29/04/2024
  • APS Classification: APS Level 5
  • Location: Canberra ACT
  • Commencement: Mid 2025 and Early 2026

 

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