How to apply

The process for joining our organisation is a little different to most other employers and might take a little longer. This is because we make sure that you’re the right fit for us, and we’re the right fit for you. 

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We’ve created this visual to help you know what you can expect and some indicative timings to help you plan. Learn about our recruitment process here or check out the candidate hub for tips on progressing your application. Depending on the role you are applying for and your circumstances, this process can take between three to 18 months.

Direct entry recruitment process

Direct entry recruitment process flowchart
Direct entry recruitment process flowchart

Graduate recruitment process

Graduate recruitment process flowchart
Graduate recruitment process flowchart

How to contact us

For questions regarding your application or an advertised position, please contact the contact officer for the position. Details can be found in the information pack or by accessing your previous applications under my profile.

Candidate information

We provide all our candidates with information to help them apply for and prepare for the recruitment process.

RecruitAbility scheme

RecruitAbility is a scheme which aims to attract and develop applicants with disability and also facilitate cultural changes in selection panels and agency recruitment.

Cyber skills framework

The ASD Cyber Skills Framework defines the roles, capabilities and skills proficiencies that are essential to cyber missions, and that can be used in both the security and offensive contexts.

The ASD Cyber Skills Framework enables targeted recruitment of cyber specialists, provides a development pathway for current and future cyber staff and aligns skills, knowledge and attributes with national and international industry standards.

The ASD Cyber Skills Framework is relevant to wider government, industry and academia which can be implemented and used as a tool for understanding and profiling cyber skills in any organisation.

Employment decisions

ASD values transparency and encourages all candidates to seek feedback if their application is unsuccessful. We also advise the outcome of recruitment activities here.

Note: We only provide feedback on the employment decision and not the organisational suitability or security clearance outcome.

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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra