Timely, concise and accurate intelligence
  • The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge. - Thomas Berger
  • Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are. - George Santayana
  • You have never really lived until you've done something for someone who can never repay you. - Unknown
  • There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose. - Bern Williams
  • What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot
  • It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. - Rene Descartes

If you're looking for a career where you know your work has a profound impact on upholding our nation's security, regardless of whether you are writing assessments on weapons of mass destruction or providing administrative support to your team, you have come to the right place.

Security Assessment

A comprehensive security assessment is a prerequisite for all DIO employees. Security assessments measure your personal integrity and suitability to work in a high security area. Security assessments comprise a background check, a psychological assessment, a questionnaire and an interview. Security assessments typically take 6–12 months from when you return your completed questionnaire and authorisations.

Psychological Assessment

To work in some areas of Defence, it is necessary to complete a confidential psychological assessment. This assessment is a mandatory requirement for work in Defence intelligence agencies. This applies to all categories of employees including APS staff, ADF members and contractors. Psychological assessments are conducted to determine suitability to work in a high security environment and to hold a Top Secret - Positive Vetting (TS-PV) security clearance. Learn more about psychological assessment (PDF).

For further information on current vacancies, go straight to the Defence recruitment portal

Imagine a job where an analytical assessment you wrote would be discussed at the highest levels of government and Defence.

Imagine having the opportunity to travel overseas and even deploy.

Imagine working with some of the most intelligent and experienced people in the country, in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Imagine working on world-altering events – as they happen...and sometimes even before they happen.

Careers in the National Intelligence Community

DIO is one of ten agencies in the National Intelligence Community. If your interests are different to ours you may find a rewarding intelligence career with another agency; see Careers in the National Intelligence Community.