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Department of Health

4.3
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

About Department of Health

  • Government & Public Service
  • Health

The Australian Department of Health works to deliver affordable, quality health and aged care system and better health, ageing and sport outcomes for all Australians.

Our vision is better health and wellbeing for all Australians, now and for future generations. 

We aim to achieve our vision through evidence-based policy, well-targeted programs and best practice regulation.

Our strategic priorities include:

  • better health and ageing outcomes for all Australians
  • an affordable, quality health and aged care system
  • better sports outcomes.

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.

As a graduate in Health, you will contribute ideas and learn new skills in an environment which draws upon diversity and fosters innovation and high performance. Your work will affect the lives of real Australians.

You don’t have to be a health professional to apply for the Department of Health’s Graduate Program. Our diverse workforce, and generalist Graduate Program calls for university graduates from any, and all degree disciplines. Whatever your degree there are opportunities to apply your interests at Health and right across the APS. We will invest in your development, take your degree and build a career with you encompassing new experiences, education and skills.

Eligibility:

  • Australian Citizen
  • completed a Bachelors’ degree or higher in the last 5 years (completed or recognised in Australia)
  • obtain and maintain a Baseline Security Clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level

Graduate Review

Overall Score
4.3
Overall score based on 15 reviews
They Score Best in…
8.7
Culture
8.5
Diversity
8.3
Satisfaction
9
Work Hours
8.7
Culture
8.5
Diversity
8.3
Satisfaction
9
Work Hours
What Graduates Say About Them
  • I love the regulation work and the work conditions. The people are also really nice.
  • The Department of Health offers the opportunity to engage with diverse work across varied subject areas.
  • Work-life balance and flexibility. Supportive work culture.
  • Great senior leadership, culture, flexibility about working in the office and at home, tangible impact of your work on improving the health of everyday Australians.
  • Good leave and superannuation benefits.
  • Hierarchical structure
  • Very satisfied. No minuses.
  • having to start during the pandemic was uncertain however not their fault
  • The bureaucracy of the process in some teams.
  • Levels of clearance at Department

Jobs & Opportunities

Locations With Jobs & Opportunities
  • Canberra
Hiring candidates with qualifications in
B
Business & Management
C
Creative Arts
E
Engineering & Mathematics
H
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
I
IT & Computer Science
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
M
Medical & Health Sciences
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Sciences
T
Teaching & Education

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
Have an open mind and say yes to every opportunity as you never know where that may lead you, even if it isn’t the path you anticipated.

Aimee Pickens

  • Graduate stories
Have an open mind and say yes to every opportunity as you never know where that may lead you, even if it isn’t the path you anticipated.

Aimee Pickens

  • Graduate stories
The work done in the department has the unique quality of having tangible and real world impacts that really excited me.

Jason Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
The work done in the department has the unique quality of having tangible and real world impacts that really excited me.

Jason Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
Have an open mind and say yes to every opportunity as you never know where that may lead you, even if it isn’t the path you anticipated.

Aimee Pickens

  • Graduate stories
Have an open mind and say yes to every opportunity as you never know where that may lead you, even if it isn’t the path you anticipated.

Aimee Pickens

  • Graduate stories
The work done in the department has the unique quality of having tangible and real world impacts that really excited me.

Jason Bloomfield

  • Graduate stories
The work done in the department has the unique quality of having tangible and real world impacts that really excited me.

Jason Bloomfield


A Day In The Life Of


  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Michelle Ung

Michelle Ung studied Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in International Communication and Human Biology and is a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.
  • Day in the life

Josephine Tucker

Josephine Tucker studied Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Biology, Specialisation in Biomedical Science and Minor in Biological Anthropology and is now a Departmental Officer at the Department of Health.