Department of Health 2018 Graduate Program
Lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence based policy, well targeted programs, and best practice regulation.
As a graduate in the Department of Health you will have the opportunity to contribute to the better health and wellbeing of all Australians, now and for future generations.
The Department of Health is the steward of a world class health system. All our employees have a direct impact on shaping the policies and programs that lead Australia’s health, aged care and sporting priorities including medical benefits, acute care, primary health care and population health.
Our Graduate Opportunities
You don’t have to be a health professional to consider a career with Health. Our diverse policy and corporate responsibilities require graduates with specialist and generalist skills in a range of areas including data analytics, economics, statistics, science and research, medical science, and health care planning.
As an employer, we are committed to creating a flexible and adaptable workforce building the capability of our staff, improving our culture and leadership, and investing in career opportunities.
We welcome applications from all Australian citizens who have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent within the last 5 years.
The Department of Health Graduate Program is located in Canberra and successful applicants would need to live in Canberra to undertake the role. Relocation assistance is available to those applicants that move to Canberra.
Salary and Conditions
Graduates are engaged as a full-time ongoing APS employee under the Public Service Act 1999 as an APS3 equivalent with a starting salary of $60,161. On successful completion of the program, graduates will advance to an APS4 with an ongoing salary of $68,160. Graduates’ remuneration, employment terms and conditions are outlined in the Health Enterprise Agreement 2016-19.
Our Graduate Development Program is a 10 month program and will provide you with three placements across our Department.
How to apply
Applications for the 2018 Graduate Development Program open on Wednesday 1 March 2017 and close on Monday 17 April 2017. Visit our website and select current vacancies.