The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) offers work experience placements within the Defence Work Experience Program at the DSD Information Security Hub. DSD is the national authority for information security and offers students experience working on information security research projects on:
- hardware and software
- networking technologies
- wireless networks.
Preference will be given to senior high school students who can demonstrate high achievement in mathematics and science and show a keen interest in information technology. Students with an aptitude for discovering how technology works rather than the use of technology will be considered favourably.
The duration and timing of work experience placements is negotiable.
All placements are in Canberra. Students from interstate are welcome to participate but are responsible for their own travel and accommodation.
At the conclusion of each student's work experience, supervisors, work experience coordinators and parents will be invited to a presentation of students' achievements during the placement.