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Intelligence Professionals

Applications for this program are now closed.

As an Intelligence Professional trainee, you will undertake 12 months of training which will consist of class and work-based (practical) training. Theoretical and Organisational training will be based in Canberra and will make-up the first nine months of this extensive program. The final three months will be spent in a structured workplace program, either in Canberra or a state office. During this period, you’ll see first-hand what it’s like to work as an Intelligence Professional and enjoy on-the-job development alongside ASIO colleagues.

During the Intelligence Development Program (IDP), Intelligence Professionals will earn between $82,281* and $88,333 plus 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the program you will be promoted, and the salary range will increase to between $90,945 and $102,480 plus 15.4% superannuation.

Within the IDP we have two opportunities for you to consider.

Intelligence Officer

Intelligence Officers have an opportunity to develop a diverse career in both operational and analytical areas across ASIO. Whilst working in operational areas, Intelligence Officers often meet with members of different communities to mitigate security threats, while also building ongoing confidential relationships with people to assist us in achieving our security intelligence mission. Intelligence Officers also undertake postings in analytical roles. 

You will need to be able to develop collaborative partnerships, have a well-developed analytical ability to assess information to produce security intelligence, and provide regular written and verbal briefings and advice to a range of stakeholders across government.

To be a successful Intelligence Officer you need to:

  • Enjoy a varied role;
  • Have the ability to make good decisions on your feet; and
  • Feel comfortable engaging with people from all walks of life, cultures and demographics.

If this is the role for you you must have completed a minimum three years bachelor’s degree, be willing to be mobile (potentially moving to an Australian Capital city every three to five years), have a current C class drivers licence and be flexible and willing to regularly travel and accept a variety of positions throughout your career. Applicants for the IO role will be considered for both the IO and IA role. 

Intelligence Analyst

As an Intelligence Analyst you will have the opportunity to develop a diverse career across a range of specialised analytical areas. You will identify and investigate patterns and anomalies, draw intelligence value from large datasets, solve complex problems and produce high quality advice for government. You will drive ASIO investigations, undertake research, make assessments and develop in-depth knowledge of specific issues. 

Intelligence Analysts will apply best-practice analytical tradecraft together with subject area expertise to be able to make decisions on critical issues relevant to national security - often in high tempo environments. To be successful in this role you will be expected to use you well-developed communication and people skills to work collaboratively in teams, provide high quality advice and form strong working relationships with internal, domestic and foreign partners, clients and stakeholders.

If this is the role for you you must have completed a minimum three years bachelor’s degree before commencement and be willing to relocate to Canberra for training and ongoing employment.

*Annual salary effective 1 July 2018.