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Department of Defence


Defense & Space
Company size
ACT, Australia

Workplace initiatives at Department of Defence

Workplace initiative Status
Breastfeeding rooms
Coaching programs
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on paid Parental Leave
Continuation of superannuation payments whilst on unpaid Parental Leave No
Domestic and Family Violence policy
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee engagement scores year on year
Employee turnover rate
Employer is a Pay Equity Ambassador*
Internal Women's networking groups
Leadership development programs
Mentoring opportunities
Minimum tenure required to be eligible for Paid Parental Leave 12 Months
Open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the interview stage?
Opportunities to purchase leave
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave) 14 Weeks
Paid Parental Leave at full salary for secondary carer 2 Weeks
Paid volunteer days No
Programs for parents returning to work after Parental Leave
Targets to raise the number of women in leadership

About Department of Defence

At Defence we believe a diverse workforce is essential to strengthen our capability. We know that 'Diversity' is broader than gender, age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation and religious beliefs; it is a way of thinking and an approach to delivering the best results. Through diversity we gain the varied perspectives needed to tackle complex problems and come up with innovative solutions. We achieve our results by drawing on the different strengths, attributes and characteristics of the many individuals who make up our teams. Defence is committed to a fair, inclusive and supportive work environment where our people can grow personally and professionally; this made the decision to join WORK180 a very natural step. 

To embed this commitment, Defence is currently undertaking a five-year program of cultural change and reinforcement. At Defence, we care about your health and happiness. We offer a range of flexible working options to assist you with balancing your work commitments with your family, fitness, studies and lifestyle. Part-time job sharing, flextime, and home-base work are examples of options available.

Defence offers a generous salary package, including a 15.4 per cent superannuation contribution for all employees and salary packaging options. 

Defence is committed to investing in our people by providing a range of learning and development programs, to help them reach their full potential, such as:

  • Mentoring
  • Study assistance
  • Professional development
  • Career management

In Defence you will enjoy experiences and opportunities that, as an APS employee, you simply wouldn't get with any other organisation.

The variety of jobs we have is greater than you think - with the right qualifications you are able to undertake interesting, challenging, and unique work.