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Career Opportunities

Find Your Fit in Defence

In Defence you will enjoy experiences and opportunities that, as an APS employee, you simply wouldn't get with any other organisation

We employ over 16,000 public servants across our numerous groups and Agency’s within the Department. Each group and Agnency has its own specialisation and responsibilities and works towards our common goal protecting Australias national interests. The roles available across each of these group is vast and varied. Whatever your professional background or future career goals, there’s a place in Defence for you.

Each of the groups & Agencies under Defence offer interesting, challenging, and unique work ranging from intelligence and strategic policy right through to human resources, infrastructure, engineering, and information technology.

Accounting and Finance Job Families

Accounting and Finance

  • Accounting and Financial System
  • Budget, Costs and Financial Analysis
  • General Finance
Administration and Customer Service Job Family

Administration and Customer Service

  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Customer Service
  • Base Support
Audit, Assurance and Fraud Control Job Family

Audit, Assurance and Fraud Control

  • Audit
  • Fraud Control
  • Management and Quality Assurance
Communication Job Family


  • Media and Communication
  • Technical
Engineering & Technical Job Family

Engineering & Technical

  • Engineering
  • Technical
Health Job Family


  • Allied Health
  • Medical Function
  • Psychology Function
Human Resources Job Family

Human Resources

  • HR Delivery Function
  • HR Strategy and Design
  • Strategic Welfare
Information & Communication Technology Job Family

Information & Communication Technology

  • ICT Business Change
  • ICT Solutions Implementation
  • ICT Solutions Development
  • ICT Strategy and Architecture
  • ICT Business Management
  • ICT Entry Level functions
  • ICT Service Delivery
  • ICT Service Support
  • ICT Security
Information & Knowledge Management Job Family

Information & Knowledge Management

  • Information
  • Knowledge Management
  • Business Analysis
Infrastructure Job Family


  • Estate Planning
  • Infrastructure Asset Development
  • Estate Policy and Environment
  • Property Services
Intelligence Job Family


  • Geospatial
  • Intelligence
  • Signals Intelligence
Legal Job Family


  • Legal
  • Paralegal
Logistics Job Family


  • Logistics Management
  • Materiel Management
Procurement & Contracting Job Family

Procurement & Contracting

  • Category Management
  • Contract Management
  • Contracting
  • Pricing and Cost Analysis
  • Procurement Policy and Purchasing
  • Purchasing Function
Project and Program Management Job Family

Project and Program Management

  • Project Management
  • Project Control
  • Product Management
  • Program Management
Science & Technology Job Family

Science & Technology

  • Engineering and Systems Science
  • Human, Social and Health Sciences
  • Information, Computing and Communications
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Science and Technology Management
Security Job Family


  • Physical Security
  • Personnel Security
Strategic & International Policy Job Family

Strategic & International Policy

  • Capability Analyst
  • Strategic and International Policy
Trades & Labour Job Family

Trades & Labour

  • Transport and Logistics
  • Animal Attendants and Trainers
  • Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance
  • Labourers

Career Pathways

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