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APS Careers

Welcome to APS Careers @ Defence

Defence APS employees are employed in an array of critical positions, Australia wide, enabling our three services: Navy, Army and Air Force, to do their job. Defence employs Australian Public Service (APS) employees across Australia and the world.

We invite you to discover more about APS Careers @ Defence.

A Rewarding Career

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.

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Career Development

Defence is committed to investing in our people by providing a range of learning and development programs, to help them reach their full potential.

  • Mentoring
  • Study assistance
  • Professional development
  • Career management
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Worklife Balance

At Defence, we care about your health and happiness. We offer a range of flexible working options to assist you with balancing your work commitments with your family, fitness, studies and lifestyle.

  • Part-time and job sharing
  • Flextime
  • Homebase work
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Defence offers a generous salary package, including a 15.4 per cent superannuation contribution for all employees and salary packaging options.

As part of the yearly performance review process; employees who have a positive performance rating are guaranteed a pay progression.

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Defence is committed to a fair, inclusive and supportive work environment where our people can grow personally and professionally.

To embed this commitment, Defence is currently undertaking a five-year program of cultural change and reinforcement. This will involve implementation of a number of recommendations.

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At Defence we believe a diverse workforce is essential to strengthen our capability. We achieve outcomes by drawing on the different strengths, attributes and characteristics of the many individuals who make up our teams.

  • Indigenous members in Defence
  • Women in Defence
  • People with disabilities
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