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Your career at ASIS

ACTIVATE is ASIS’s 12 month Graduate Program designed to launch your career through rotation-based on-the-job experience and training.

ASIS graduates gain experience through corporate and operational work placements as well as the opportunity to travel and undertake specialist training. The Program provides you with a broad overview of ASIS.

Graduates who successfully complete ACTIVATE will be offered an ongoing position within ASIS, based on performance, skills and career goals.

A community of people

ASIS Officers form a dedicated, hard-working, innovative and talented workforce.

The ACTIVATE Graduate Program will provide a broad overview of the Service as you rotate through a variety of job roles. Each rotation will provide you with an opportunity to establish and extend your network with employees who are experienced in a range of operational and corporate areas.

Who are we looking for?

Qualification or experience in the following disciplines is recommended.

Research and Analysis

  • Asian Studies
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Languages
  • Political Science
  • Research
  • Security Studies and Counter Terrorism
  • Social Science


  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Art and Design
  • Information and Technology
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Publishing
  • Software Engineering
  • Statistics


  • Accounting
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Commerce
  • Education - Learning and Development
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business


  • Law
  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Performance Management and Career Planning
  • Records Management
  • Strategy and Workforce Planning

Who can apply?

Your participation in the ACTIVATE Graduate Program will be based on the following:


To be eligible for the Program you must be an Australian citizen.

Security Assessment:

Applicants for the Program will be required to undergo security assessment to obtain a high level Security Clearance.


The Program is open to Undergraduate and Post-graduate university students in their final year of study or students who have graduated within two years of applying with discipline-related experience.

Your success in ASIS is up to you!

One of the benefits of working at ASIS is that our employees receive a highly competitive base salary plus an allowance that recognises the unique work undertaken.

ASIS graduates are also eligible for 22 days annual leave per year and a broad range of leave entitlements to support family and personal responsibilities. ASIS will make employer superannuation contributions as required by the applicable legislation and fund requirements.

As a graduate at ASIS you will be offered interesting and diverse career opportunities based on your performance in the Program.

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