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Technologist Graduate Program

Applications for this program are now closed.

ASIO’s Technologist Graduate Program (TGP) is aimed at graduating university students who want a technical career with a difference (and that makes a difference). We recruit for a range of skillsets across the technical spectrum. It is an ideal career choice for graduates with skills in fields as diverse as data science/analytics/management; cyber, forensics, comsci & information security; software development; ICT; telecommunications; and engineering (just to name a few).

The 12 month structured work placement and development program commences in January and June of each year and is based out of our Canberra headquarters. Technologist graduates undertake rotations across a variety of technical areas and disciplines, both at the operational and enterprise level. Rotations are designed to expose graduates to the diversity of technologies, roles and skills required for a meaningful career within a premier national security agency.

Working in small teams, graduates make an immediate and direct contribution to the critical business of ASIO by undertaking programs of work to support and enhance the prioritised output of the organisation. All tech graduates are provided a mentor during the program to support their development and receive ongoing access to tailored training and social events.

Technologist graduates commence on a highly competitive salary of $79,206 plus 15.4% superannuation.

Upon graduation, Technologists move into an aligned team where they will further develop and enhance their technical, security and corporate skills and abilities. This is just the beginning of a rewarding (and varied) career journey!


In addition to our eligibility requirements you must:

  • have completed – or be in the final year of – a degree of technical relevance; and
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra.

You should also be able to:

  • work in small, dynamic teams;
  • think critically to solve problems; and
  • demonstrate ongoing adaptability (to new technologies, events and environments).

Tech Challenges

The ASIO tech workforce loves a challenge. Here’s some simple puzzles that our tech grads came up with to promote their program.

Tech FAQs

Prepping for a Tech Assessment Activity