We’re looking for people with curious and creative minds who will bring new ideas and skills to our organisation. Decoding hidden messages, cracking codes and revealing secrets is a large part of the work that we do. Test your problem-solving skills with our unique challenges and puzzles designed by ASD staff.
Watch this space as we continue to build new and exciting challenges for all ages.
Transliterally - Alien Script Challenge
You are tracking an intergalactic criminal and need to report on and discover the countries they have visited while on Earth. Decipher the alien script to uncover the correct answers. This is a hard challenge designed for Year 9 students, and above.
The Badly Translated Email Challenge
Your team has been granted access to the email of a man who was apprehended as part of an international crime ring. In this challenge, some words from the email have been mistranslated and you need to uncover the correct translations. This is a medium challenge designed for Year 9 students, and above.
After studying a language with outdated textbooks, you realise after visiting the country that you don’t understand any of the modern slang used. Decipher the correct meaning behind the slang words used in these sentences. This is a hard challenge designed for Year 9 students, and above.
Korean Braille Challenge
Braille is a writing system that is utilised globally and like the spoken language there are many different variations and complexities. Reconstruct words from Korean Hangul into Korean Braille to find the correct answers. This is a medium challenge designed for Year 9 students, and above.
ASD Code Breaker
Take on the role of a code breaker in this fun interactive game designed for Year 6 students, and above. Decode hidden messages about our history by matching symbols to the correct letters to uncover their meaning.
You have been asked to protect Australia’s critical infrastructure networks from being compromised. Decode the transmissions, protect the targeted network, and discover the human connections behind the attack. This challenge has a scaling difficulty and is designed for high school students, and above.