Learn new skills
If you are currently studying, recently finished Year 12, are seeking a career change or want to work in a unique, challenging environment contributing to Australia’s security then ASIO’s Information Management traineeship could be a perfect way to kick start your career.
“After completing my Year 12 studies, I was unsure about what I wanted to do or even how to break into the workforce,” says a recent graduate.
“After successfully joining ASIO on the Information Management (IM) Traineeship, I gained a wide range of experience rotating across many interesting sections of the Organisation.
“I could also add to my studies, completing a Certificate IV in Recordkeeping. I was given opportunities to attend various internal and external training courses as well as on-the-job training which boosted my professional development within the Organisation.”
It’s no secret ASIO’s role is to protect Australia and its people from security threats such as terrorism and espionage. ASIO values the information it generates and collects to achieve its purpose.
An information management traineeship lets you complete four workplace rotations in Information Services Branch over two years while studying online for a Certificate IV in Recordkeeping. During this time, they learn how to set up records systems; manage the full lifecycle of records; communicate and plan in a work environment; and to use numerous ASIO information systems.
Mentorship and benefits
ASIO will pay for the training and also provides a mentor who will provide support and guidance throughout the two year information management traineeship.
“I had constant assistance from my colleagues and mentors who guided me through the initial stages of the traineeship up until its completion,” says the graduate.
“I would recommend ASIO and the IM Traineeship program to any young person who is seeking a lifelong journey within an organisation that can provide an exciting and rewarding career.”
Everyone who works in ASIO is required to hold the highest level of security clearance in Australia. To be eligible, you need to be an Australian Citizen.
Author: Heather Catchpole
Heather co-founded Careers with STEM publisher Refraction Media. She loves storytelling, Asian food & dogs and has reported on science stories from live volcanoes and fossil digs