Graduate Program

Graduate Program

Working across a variety of roles, ACIC graduates are at the forefront of tackling serious and organised crime both in Australia and offshore. The work they do directly contributes to keeping the community safe.

Our graduates have the opportunity to be a part of Australia's National Intelligence Community and work alongside some of the country’s most innovative and effective intelligence and law enforcement professionals.

Our 12-month program will provide you an opportunity to develop your professional skills and hone your tradecraft, in a diverse and supportive agency. We offer a number of benefits including: 

  • various rotations that will expose you to a variety of different capabilities within the ACIC
  • a range of exciting career opportunities and development pathways
  • attractive employment conditions that support a work/life balance
  • a competitive remuneration package including relocation assistance (if moving from interstate)
  • comprehensive development program aligned to your role, including a mix of on-the-job and formal learning
  • a dedicated entry level programs team to provide guidance and support throughout your program.

‘I’ve always been fascinated with how and why criminals circumvent the system to commit crimes, which has naturally led me to pursue a career related to law enforcement. I applied for a graduate position at the ACIC in particular because I want to be involved in an agency that makes a difference, offers unique and exciting career opportunities, and is dedicated to understanding and disrupting criminal activity that impacts the Australian community,’ 2021 Graduate, ACIC.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for qualified graduates that are driven and passionate about the important work we do. We want graduates who are problem solvers, innovative thinkers and committed to making a difference.

We are seeking graduates with degrees in the following fields:

  • Corporate: policy, human resources, finance and accounting, legal, communications, and project management.
  • Intelligence: criminal justice, criminology, international relations, national security, and social science.
  • Technical: data science, data analytics, cyber security, engineering and programming. 

I’ve always wanted a career in law enforcement. After speaking to a number of different agencies through the APS Graduate Pathway, I was most excited about what the ACIC’s graduate program had to offer in the type of work I would be undertaking. I saw the ACIC as the place with the greatest potential to develop my skills and experience,’ 2021 Graduate, ACIC.

How to apply

Application's for the 2022 Graduate Program have now closed.

We recruit our graduates through a range of recruitment streams and agencies, including:

‘As an ACIC Graduate, I was given every opportunity to participate in work that I had an interest in. In all rotations, my supervisors and colleagues encouraged me to present my own unique ideas and accommodated any request to work on varying tasks. The combination of my placements provided the perfect balance of operational experience as well as experience in a strategic environment,’ 2020 Graduate, ACIC.

You must be an Australian Citizen to apply. For more information about eligibility criteria and application process please contact the relevant program directly.

Please note: ACIC graduates must satisfy a rigorous security assessment by the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency and are required to gain and maintain a minimum Negative Vetting 1 clearance. In assessing suitability for employment, the ACIC conducts a pre-employment screening process. This requires the applicant to complete a pre-employment screening form for the purpose of character and background checking, and a psychological assessment.

Contact us

For more information about our program, please contact us on (02) 6268 7691 or send us an email.