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2023 Graduate Program

Applications are open now.

Want a career where you’ll engage with issues that touch the lives of all Australians? The Department of Health offers a varied, challenging and rewarding working environment. Be part of the work that shapes health, aged care and sport policy, programs, and research in Australia. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature age people, people who identify as LGBTIQ, people with parenting and/or caring responsibilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

At Health, we offer a varied, challenging and rewarding working environment. We look for capable and motivated people to make this happen. The work we do shapes health, aged care, and sport policy, programs and research in Australia.

Our work involves the following:

  • Awareness and education
  • Consultation and engagement
  • Grants and tenders
  • Initiatives and programs
  • Legislation
  • Policy
  • Regulation and compliance
  • Research

It is an exciting time to join Health. We offer a range of networking and social activities to help build your professional and social network. Undertaking our learning and development program will provide you with the skills required for a successful career in the Australian Public Service (APS).

The ten-month program includes:

  • three diverse rotations
  • exposure to a broad range of interesting and challenging work
  • a range of on-the-job and off-the-job training
  • opportunities to work alongside, and be mentored by, senior executive officers
  • an inclusive, flexible, and healthy workplace
  • generous leave conditions and remuneration
  • a competitive salary.

The program is based in Canberra. Relocation assistance is available for successful candidates who live outside of Canberra (subject to COVID-19 public health and travel advice at the time you start).

Hear what some of the 2021 Graduate Cohort have to say at

Applications close on 17 May.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Administration, Arts and Humanities, Banking

  • Work rights:

    Australian Citizen

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  • Closing Date:23rd May 2022, 1:59 pm


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