Graduate Industry Placement Program

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Gain valuable work experience in our Graduate Industry Placement Program

Each year, DST offers a limited number of long-term placement opportunities of up to 12 months in length.

The Graduate Industry Placement (GIP) provides those students who are required to complete a compulsory industry placement component as part of their post graduate degree with an opportunity for a work placement of up to 12 months with Defence Science and Technology (DST).

The GIP provides student the opportunity to gain industry experience in a large research organisation, while also contributing towards their coursework at university. Successful applicants are supervised by DST staff, who work closely with the university to ensure that academic requirements are met. Students will receive regular support payments for the duration of the placement.

Projects may be available at any DST site across Australia.

Applications for the Graduate Industry Placement are now open!

To Apply

Please note applications for the program close 11:30pm (AEST), Monday 7 October 2019. No extensions or late applications will be accepted.

Applications for the GIP should be made online at Defence APS Jobs.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for a Graduate Industry Placement at DST, you must:

  • be enrolled at an Australian tertiary institution undertaking a postgraduate degree
  • have a degree requirement to undertake a practical placement with industry
  • be an Australian citizen; and
  • be eligible to obtain a Baseline security clearance.

For further information, please contact the STEM Programs Team on

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

At DST, we want a workforce of talented people who excel and innovate by harnessing different views, ideas and experiences. We embrace diversity, and value the contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our workplaces.

Any question relating to Indigenous recruitment can be forwarded to the .

Key information

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate Industry Placements
  • Instructions for Applicants
  • Project Proposals

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