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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides data and information on Australia’s health and welfare to improve the wellbeing of all Australians.

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About Us

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare provides data and information on Australia’s health and welfare to improve the wellbeing of all Australians. We report on a vast range of topics like hospitals, mental health, ageing, homelessness, disease and child protection, and our data is used by governments and the community to guide and make policy decisions.  

Why Join Us?

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


You’ll join a dynamic, positive and productive workplace where you can build a meaningful career that improves the health and wellbeing of Australians. You will be supported to thrive in an environment that provides ongoing learning and development and that has policies and practices in place to help you achieve work-life balance.  

Graduate Program

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare graduate program is a 12-month program that will give you the chance to experience the varied work the AIHW does but taking part in cross-agency projects. You will also have the opportunity to shadow members of the Senior Executive Service, run our social club, attend internal and Australian Public Service wide grad events and coordinate our ideas working group.  

Our program is a great opportunity for people who are looking to apply their skills to a career in the field of health and welfare information. We welcome applications from students studying a range of social and health science subjects like public health, epidemiology, science, sociology and psychology. We also have specialised roles for students studying statistics, data science, mathematics, actuarial studies, accounting, data mining, predictive modelling or GIS mapping.  

Applications open in mid-June and are open for four weeks.  

Eligibility

  • All graduate program candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:  
  • Be an Australian citizen. Applicants who have permanent residency may be offered employment pending the granting of their citizenship 
  • Completed a Bachelor degree or higher between 1 January 2016 and by the commencement of the program 

Application Process

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


  • Apply online by submitting your CV, transcript and a document addressing the selection criteria  
  • Online assessment  
  • Assessment centre. You will be asked to provide two referee reports at this stage 
  • For people applying for specialist streams, you’ll be asked to take part in an additional phone or video interview  

Successful candidates will be asked to undertake a character clearance (usually from the Australian Federal Police) and health clearance.  

Corporate Responsibility

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


We support our community as a registered member of Red25, the Australian Red Cross Blood Service giving program.  

Perks & Benefits

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


  • Competitive salaries  
  • Flexible work opportunities; including part-time, working from home and more 
  • Yearly wellbeing reimbursement of up to $299  
  • Social activities like lunch-time sports, Pilates and yoga classes 
  • Corporate gym membership 

Diversity & Inclusion

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


At the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare we provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for everyone, and support the following Australian Public Service strategies:  

  • APS Gender Equality Strategy  
  • Commonwealth Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy  
  • APS Disability Employment Strategy  

We also have employee network groups like the Pride network and culturally and linguistically diverse network.  

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