Working across a variety of roles, graduates at the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) 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.

About the program

Our 10-month program will provide an opportunity to develop 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.’ 
Alexandra, 2021 ACIC Graduate.

Who are we 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 media, and project management.
  • Intelligence: criminal justice, criminology, international relations, national security, and social science.
  • Technical: data science, data analytics, cyber security, engineering and programming. 

‘The ACIC has a unique role in protecting the Australian community as an intelligence agency. Prior to the graduate program, I never imagined I would be working on matters of national importance and contributing to the disruption of serious and organised crime in Australia. The ACIC has allowed me to prioritise personal development and maximise my exposure across multiple business areas. Importantly, my career is supported through the agency’s commitment to women in leadership and the development of future female leaders.’
Chloe, 2022 ACIC Graduate.

How to apply

Applications for the ACIC’s 2024 Graduate Program are now closed.

The following dates are approximate and subject to change.



Aptitude testing

May 2023

Panel shortlisting

May 2023

Assessment centres

June – July 2023

Employment screening

June – August 2023

Offers of employment

September 2023

Commencement of program

February 2024