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Careers in Intelligence

Careers in the National Intelligence Community

The National Intelligence Community (NIC) offers a range of career opportunities in some of the most important, challenging and rewarding work you can aspire to. Roles cover multiple disciplines for those with an interest, passion and curiosity about the challenges facing our nation – from intelligence officers, linguists, analysts, engineers, data scientists and cyber security specialists to psychology, human resources, finance, corporate and security professionals.

The NIC is made up of ten government agencies and departments working to collect, analyse and disseminate intelligence information and advice to protect Australia’s interests and people in line with national security priorities.

For those starting out in the workforce,  the NIC offers a variety of  entry level graduate, apprenticeship, cadet and traineeship programs where you can kick start a rewarding career straight from high school or tertiary study.

If you’re looking for a career change, there are opportunities to build on your experience and develop new and unique skills.

Australian Secret Intelligence Service - ASIS

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - ASIO

Australian Signals Directorate - ASD

Defence Intelligence Organisation - DIO

Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation - AGO

Office of National Intelligence - ONI

Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission - ACIC

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre - AUSTRAC

Department of Home Affairs

Australian Federal Police - AFP

The NIC is focused on employing people from a wide range of backgrounds – we know diversity significantly adds to our intelligence and security capabilities. All NIC agencies have Diversity and Inclusion Action plans and most have wide ranging diversity employee networks. As a community the NIC often comes together to celebrate our diversity throughout the year.