The Co-Lab aims to boost domestic STEM capacity with new opportunities for career-oriented education in cutting edge research that uniquely serves Australia's security mission. 

For current ANU students

N-Way Handshake - Networking events

At Co-Lab, we run monthly networking events for Australian students currently studying at ANU. These events are an opportunity to hear what it's like in a typical and perhaps not-so-typical working day at ASD, and sometimes cover more technical subjects. ASD experts are available to answer any questions you might have and it's a good way to meet like-minded students and researchers. You can sign up for these events here.

ASD Careers

The ASD Graduate Program

If you're about to finish your degree at ANU or at another Australian tertiary institution, consider a graduate program at ASD as your next step.

  • Unique, challenging and rewarding work that contributes to maintaining Australia's national security
  • Develop and expand your skills with dedicated mentoring, learning and development opportunities
  • Diverse career paths with a great salary and benefits package including study assistance, generous leave and flexible working arrangements

Career opportunities

ASD has a range of opportunities, from apprenticeships to graduate roles. To find out more, subscribe to ASD career opportunities on APS Jobs.gov.au. 

n-Way Handshake: ASD Cadetships


Thinking about a career that helps advance and protect Australia’s national interests?

Join us for pizza, at the next n-Way Handshake, when we’ll hear about the ASD Cadetship Program , a unique opportunity for current university students who have completed their first year (full-time equivalent) to work part-time on a wide range of projects, directly contributing to Australia’s national security. This event is for Australian students only. If yoiu would like to attend, please contact co-lab@anu.edu.au.