The Australian Submarine Agency (ASA) will help develop your skills and allow you to explore vast areas of interest. You will be encouraged to try new things while working across multidisciplinary teams, focusing on key areas to support Australia to safely operate, maintain and sustain our own future nuclear-powered submarine capability.

The ASA Nuclear Graduate Program is an 18-month program. Graduates will complete three six month rotations. Two rotations will be within ASA and one rotation will be within the broader nuclear ecosystem, which might include rotations in:

  • The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
  • The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
  • other key industry partners.

Having a rotation outside the ASA will allow our graduates to engage in various career development opportunities and build knowledge sharing networks.

Each rotation will fully integrate graduates into nuclear agencies and multiple disciplinary streams to help graduates meet their full potential, identify a preferred nuclear career pathway and provide unique learning and career progression opportunities.

The ASA Nuclear Graduate Program includes:

  • a dedicated ASA Nuclear Graduate team to support you while on the program
  • opportunities to make an impact and do meaningful work from day one
  • opportunities to undertake post-graduate studies in either the US or UK
  • exposure to a unique organisation while working alongside a diverse group of highly skilled people dedicated to protecting Australia’s national interests
  • a tailored learning program, including experimental, social and foundational learning
  • access to highly skilled and engaging Mentors, and other leading experts in your field
  • visits to Defence bases and shipyards, submarine tours, and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) visits
  • payment for membership of, and certification by, accredited professional associations where required by your job roles
  • flexible working arrangements to support work/life balance
  • competitive salaries, leave entitlements and up to 15.4% superannuation contribution
  • access to employee networks and social events.

Graduates will commence the program on an APS 4 classification. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be automatically promoted to the next level (APS5), to jump start their new career.


Graduate opportunities are available across Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. When applying to the graduate program, applicants should note they may be required to relocate.

If successful through the application process and relocation is required to commence the program, graduates will engage with ASA to receive organisational and financial support when relocating.

ASA offer a generous relocation package that includes:

  • 20 days in serviced accommodation
  • financial reimbursement costs for relocation cost.