Entry Level

The Information Technology and Information Management Traineeship are two-year programs targeting school leavers, with successful participants gaining a Certificate IV in either Information Technology or Business (Records and Information Management). During the program you will develop knowledge, skills and capabilities to equip you to become a high-performing and valued officer that contributes to ASIO’s important mission.

As you complete your two-year Certificate IV, trainees will be rotated through a diverse range of work placements, embedded within various professional teams to build your knowledge base. In conjunction with ongoing mentorship, this close connectivity at all levels is designed to ensure a seamless integration into what is a fast paced and unique workplace.

Information Technology (IT) Traineeship

As an IT Trainee you will undertake work placements across multiple teams, including but not limited to:

  • Server Infrastructure Services – manages the physical, virtual and cloud architecture of ASIO's corporate server environment;  
  • Digital Workspace – supports the end user facing side of ASIO ICT system infrastructure; 
  • Networking Data, Voice and Video – monitors and manages ASIO IP data networks;
  • Information Security – manages the security of ASIO's information and ICT systems;
  • Service Management – first point of contact to the ICT world of ASIO; 
  • Project Management & Business Analysis – develops new capabilities for ASIO; and
  • Software Development & Support – provides a range of services in the development and support of corporate applications.

As an IT Trainee you should be able to:

  • Work effectively within a team environment;
  • Solve problems;
  • Communicate clearly;
  • Have a commitment to ongoing technical skills development and specialisation; and
  • Complete a Certificate IV in Information Technology.

You will be assigned a mentor who will provide general support and guidance, as well as being supported during your rotations by existing ASIO ICT professionals within Technology & Data Division. 

During the IT Traineeship you will earn a salary of $60,695 plus 15.4% superannuation.  In addition to your salary, ASIO will cover the costs relating to the completion of a Certificate IV in Information Technology and will give you time within your working week to complete your studies.

On successful completion of the IT Traineeship program you will be promoted to an Information Technology Employee Level 1.1 with a salary of $85,624 plus 15.4% superannuation.

Information Management (IM) Traineeship

As an IM Trainee you will undertake work placements within our Technology & Data Division involving some of these tasks:

  • researching and drafting data and information management policies and related guidelines;
  • providing records management services;
  • email and courier services;
  • file creation and information processing;
  • contributing to the agency's digital archiving and preservation policy; and
  • reviewing and releasing ASIO records under the Archives Act.

You may also undertake a work placement in an area responsible for delivering and supporting technology for ASIO through the following tasks:

  • Providing first point of contact ICT support and customer service; or
  • Supporting our project managers and business analysts to develop new technology capabilities for the Organisation.

You will learn:

  • how to set up records systems;
  • how to manage the full lifecycle of records;
  • how to communicate and plan in a work environment; and
  • how to use numerous ASIO information systems.

During the IM Traineeship you will earn a salary of $60,695 plus 15.4% superannuation. In addition to your salary, ASIO will cover the costs relating to the completion of a Certificate IV in Business (Records and Information Management).

On successful completion of the two-year IM Traineeship program you will be promoted to an ASIO Employee Level 4 (APS 4 equivalent) with a salary of $78,024 plus 15.4% superannuation.

*Annual salary as at 1 November 2021, inclusive of 7.5% service allowance.