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Department of Health
Position Level: 
Gradaute APS
$61,364 - $61,364
Canberra - ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
26 April 2019
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Lead and shape Australia’s health and aged care system and sporting outcomes through evidence based policy, well targeted programs, and best practice regulation.

The department’s Graduate Program offers the opportunity to contribute ideas and learn new skills in an environment which draws upon diversity and fosters innovation and high performance.

You don’t have to be a health professional to consider a career with Health. Our diverse policy and corporate responsibilities require graduates with generalist and specialist 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.


• Australian Citizen on commencement of the program in February 2020.
• Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher between January 2015 and January 2020.
• Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
• Obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment checks processes, such as:
• Satisfactory completion of a criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People check.
• Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical.

The Department of Health Graduate Program is located in Canberra and successful applicants will need to live in Canberra to undertake the role. Relocation assistance is available to those successful applicants who move to Canberra.


Applications close at 8:00am AEST.

For further information relating to the positions please email entrylevelprograms@health.gov.au.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.

About Department of Health 

The department of Health is focused on achieving better health and wellbeing for all Australians. If you would like to join our team, and can meet our job requirements, we invite you to apply for a position with us to build better health, better care and better quality for all Australians. The department is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace where the experiences, skills and perspectives of all individuals are valued. We actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures, so we can better represent the community we serve. The department welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature age people, people who identify as LGBTI+, and people with parenting and/or caring responsibilities.

For more information: 
Entry Level Programs Team
(02) 6289 9029
Position number: 
Vacancy N.N. 10746978