Australian Spatial Analytics (ASA) is one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing work-integrated social enterprises.

We create an inclusive workplace for neurodivergent people to undertake professional spatial data services. Since 2020, ASA has provided career pathways in the Geospatial and Engineering professions for over 150 young neurodivergent adults via our analyst roles, most of whom have had no prior experience.

Our team use their unique cognitive talents, such as attention to detail, pattern recognition and memory retention, to deliver image analysis, data cleansing and processing across multiple industries.
You can learn more about what we do below:

Why work at ASA?

At ASA, we believe in providing a safe place for neurodivergent people to thrive and not just have a job–but a career.

80% of our team identifies as being neurodivergent. We are committed to creating a supportive workplace where everyone feels valued so they can reach their full potential. We take a human-centred approach, understanding and leveraging each person’s strengths, interests and needs (see our CEO Geoff Smith talk about this more at TEDx).

Current Vacancies

Junior Data Analysts

Junior Data Analyst roles are not usually advertised, but we welcome applications for any of our offices at any time. Please click the link below to submit your application.

Other Positions
You can view our current vacancies on SEEK:
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If you feel there isn’t a position above that suits you right now, please email your resume and we’ll contact you if one arises. If you have any questions about career opportunities at ASA, please contact us.
You can learn more about a day in the life of our data analysts by watching Chris’ story below.
Our amazing data analysts consistently deliver professional, award-winning, high-quality data services for real-world projects—all from on-the-job training.

We use sophisticated technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Machine Learning.

Our diverse projects range from infrastructure (roads, rail, energy, defence bases, NBN), government (resources, travel advice) and environmental (carbon sequestration assets, koala conservation and coral reef restoration).


Blake Morrison, Spatial Analyst
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“I love the variety of work and I love applying my brainpower and have it potentially benefit ASA. ASA has the most genuine management which allows me to have greater confidence. I feel freed from the shame cycle of Centrelink and feel like ASA has allowed me to maintain and enhance my job prospects.”

Blake, former analyst, now at the University of New England.

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“The hours were flexible, the team and management were friendly and helpful, the project work was the right balance of engaging, and challenging. I was always learning something new, and I felt capable to scale up my workload/complexity as well as transfer the skills I had learnt onto other projects… I learnt a lot of diverse and transferable skills not just professionally but also personally. Having a steady stream of income helped me form a budget and move out of home and become more independent. ASA pushes you to aim big, they foster your potential, and it always pays off. They gave me confidence in my abilities to lead and support many different internal projects during my time there.”

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Amana, former analyst.

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“Thank you all for employing my son! I've sat on the sidelines since he commenced. As his mother, I have wanted to sing your praises and shout from the rooftops! You've not only provided my son with meaningful employment and a sense of self. I see him wanting fulfilment and experiencing other things beyond the home and work. Sincerely, I applaud whatever it is that you do. I've seen him blossom from where he was a year ago. Thank you for all ASA has afforded my son and all other young people in his position. Your social enterprise is above and beyond.”  

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Kerry, parent.

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“ASA is an incredibly rewarding place to work. For me, work is more than delivering successful spatial data service projects to our clients. It is supporting our team to learn new skills and grow in confidence as spatial data analysts in the workplace. Even on the hard days (which exist in any job!), it is so easy to find a positive story of the impact we are making every day. I cannot overstate how fulfilling it is to work for such an exciting company that is driven to create such a positive impact in our community!”

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Melissa Neville, Program Manager – Service Delivery

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“I have seen the lives of my jobseekers transformed by working at ASA. A neurodiverse recruitment process, stable employment and ongoing acceptance of their neurodiversity in the workplace has helped them succeed. As an autistic adult myself, I love seeing these opportunities made available for my jobseekers.”

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Rachael, DES Consultant, EPIC Assist

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Frequently Asked Questions
(Junior Data Analyst Roles)

What are GIS and Digital Engineering?

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is software and database that stores, manages, analyses, edits, outputs, and visualises geographic data. If you’ve used Google Maps, you have used GIS! You can find out more information on GIS at National Geographic and esri.

Digital Engineering uses technology to design, create, operate, and maintain physical assets like buildings and tunnels in 3D. You may have heard the term ‘digital twin’, which is an electronic representation of a physical asset like a building or power station.

Do I need experience in GIS and Digital Engineering to work at ASA?

No previous experience in GIS or Digital Engineering is required.

  • We know that neurodivergent people have unique skills well suited to the Spatial and Digital Engineering industries, which we and our partner clients value.
  • We encourage young neurodivergent adults from 18 years of age to apply for our Junior Analyst positions.
  • We want to talk to you if you have a passion for data!
  • This isn’t a data entry role – it’s an analytical one involving deep thinking and reasoning.

What is the recruitment process at ASA for Junior Data Analysts?

Our recruitment process is as follows:

  • First, if you’re interested in a position with us, please apply and provide your resume and a cover letter. We’ll read every application. You may also be referred to us in other ways, including Disability Employment Service providers or other ASA partners.
  • In your application, we’d like to know about your transferable experience, including previous employment, volunteer experience and interests (e.g. gaming, IT).
  • We then shortlist candidates to undertake two activities:
  1. Part 1 activity is computer-based, focusing on pattern recognition, concentration and spatial reasoning.
  2. Part 2 activity is a questionnaire about you, your interests, and why you want to work at ASA.
  • Once we review the activities, we contact shortlisted candidates and arrange an interview that will take place in one of our ASA offices. If you are unsuccessful, we will let you know and provide feedback.
  • Before the interview, we’ll provide you with the questions 48 hours in advance so you can prepare your answers and develop your own questions. Please also think about what adjustments may be required to help you succeed in your role at ASA. We'd love to hear them at your interview.
  • On the interview day, we’ll show you the interview room orientation and design and access to facilities like toilets and quiet spaces. Your interview will include a small group of people, including our People Success Officer and a member from Human Resources. We will then go through the interview questions in order, and you can ask questions afterwards. You can also bring an assistance dog to your interview if this will make you feel more comfortable.
  • After the interview, we’ll inform you of the outcome within a week.
  • If you’re successful, we’ll organise your start date based on your needs and provide you with induction information.
  • If you’re unsuccessful, we’ll give you constructive feedback that you can use for your next journey. You’re more than welcome to reapply after 12 months.

What are the expectations if I am offered a Junior Data Analyst role with ASA?

For our Junior Data Analyst roles, our expectations include:

  • Work days and hours.
    We’re flexible with what days you work. We ask that you be available at least three days a week for seven hours daily. Together, we can agree on what days these are each week.
  • Work location.
    You’ll be based in one of our offices for your agreed work days.
  • Punctuality and reliability.
    This is highly valued, with the anticipation that you consistently arrive at work on time, ready to contribute your best to your team. We will help you with professional skills like time management.
  • Being open and honest.
    This is an important part of our culture. We encourage you to notify your supervisor of potential obstacles you might encounter, which means challenges are quickly addressed. We want to know if you have too much work or not enough so we can manage workloads for everyone.

What is the culture like at ASA?

  • We foster a kind, friendly and supportive culture. Everyone is treated respectfully, and we aim to harness your strengths and help with your personal and professional development.
  • We’re a flexible employer and will work around your needs.
  • We embrace diversity and welcome all backgrounds. For example, we have a thriving LGBQTIA+ Working Group across all offices.
  • Our staff have found great work colleagues and developed long-lasting friendships.
  • We also undertake many social activities if you wish to participate. For example, many staff play video games at lunchtime. Some of our people have fun outside of work, such as rock climbing and video game tournaments!

What does a typical day at ASA look like?

Your work environment would look something like this:

In addition:

  • We help you structure your day so you know exactly what to expect. We’ll work around your needs.
  • An example might be that you arrive at work at 9am. After a morning briefing with the team, you go through your emails and work through a prioritised list of tasks that have been discussed with you beforehand.
  • We encourage you to take regular breaks throughout the day, including a 45-minute lunch break at a set time.
  • After lunch, you’ll continue undertaking tasks, which includes an afternoon briefing to discuss what happened throughout the day.
  • You then finish at your agreed time and leave the office.

What support and accommodations does ASA provide?

  • We’re flexible so that you can set your workdays.
  • We provide a quiet environment for you to excel and welcome you to bring your noise-cancelling headphones.
  • If we’re aware of loud activities, we’ll give you advance notice so you can prepare.
  • If you require other adjustments, such as standing desks, just ask!
  • Every office has a dedicated People Success Officer. They are there to help you both professionally and personally throughout your time at ASA.
  • We also offer career development support and pathways if you wish to progress, both within ASA and other organisations.
  • We also provide a level of mental health and stress management support, including an Employee Assistance Program.