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Technical Intelligence Graduate Program

This Program is a springboard for a rewarding career as a Technical Intelligence Officer in one of Australia's most trusted and unique workplaces.

Technical Intelligence Officers are engaged in a wide variety of operationally focussed roles – all characterised by the development or use of technology to collect, process or analyse intelligence.  Their work is integral to Australia’s understanding of the broader ‘intelligence picture’, and specifically ASIO’s ability to help prevent terrorist attacks, counter espionage and other national security threats. 

Typical fields in which Technical Intelligence Officers work include: telecommunications interception, computer exploitation, technical surveillance, data science and electronic or software engineering.

The Program

During the 12 month Program, you will develop experience as a member of ASIO and the national security community through a series of placements in operational technical areas.

Make no mistake, from an early stage you will be involved in meaningful work, where you will contribute directly to intelligence outcomes or capabilities.  You will be challenged - but with the backing of structured courses, on-the-job training and you'll be assigned a senior mentor.

Some of the activities in which you could be involved include:

  • developing in-house telecommunications interception solutions;
  • forensically analysing computer devices or intercepted network traffic;
  • developing, delivering or deploying technical surveillance capabilities;
  • designing or integrating bespoke ICT systems;
  • advancing investigations through complex analysis of technical data sets;
  • managing real-time intelligence collection systems.

Upon successful completion of the 12 month program you will hold a permanent (ongoing) position, and will be formally appointed to a technical team to build upon your newfound skills and experience and further contribute to ASIO's important mission.


If you'd like to be considered for this diverse and exciting role, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen with a checkable background;
  • have lodged your application from within Australia;
  • be assessed as suitable to hold and maintain a Positive Vetting security clearance;
  • be willing to relocate to Canberra (ASIO will cover uplift and settling in costs); and
  • have completed - or be embarking on your final year of - a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree, with majors in STEM or other ICT-related disciplines.  
    • Some examples of relevant disciplines include: Computer Science/Engineering; Computer Forensics; Computer or Cyber-security;  Software Development/Engineering; Network Engineering, including Wireless Networks and Remote Network Management; ICT Systems Integration and Management; Telecommunications; Mobile Applications Development; Data Science; Data Analytics; Mathematics; Statistics. Electronic Engineering etc.

ASIO warmly encourages applications from eligible female candidates, and maintains a dedicated in-house program to support females who wish to pursue a STEM career.

Applicants should also be able to:

  • work in small, dynamic teams;
  • solve problems and be skilled in prioritisation; and
  • communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.

Of course, these are just the basics. Above all, candidates should be passionate about technology and keen to make a positive difference to the security environment in which we live.

Salary and Superannuation

During the Technical Intelligence Graduate Program, you will earn $78,421 plus 15.4% superannuation. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn $82,281 plus 15.4% superannuation.