Graduate Development Program - Affirmative Measures

Department of Health

Graduate APS - $60,161 - $60,161

Ongoing, Full-time

Woden - ACT

Closing date: Monday, 16 April 2018

26 days to apply

Job description


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 for 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.

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.


To be eligible you must have completed at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent within the last 5 years.

To be eligible for these positions you must be an Australian Citizen on commencement of the program (February 2019).

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:

• Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
• Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
• Providing evidence of qualifications (where required).

The successful applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance, or hold a current security clearance of an appropriate level.


The Department of Health Graduate Development 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.

Applications close at 11:30pm AEST.

Applicants should quote reference number 18-Graduate-0344 to assist when making an enquiry.

For further information relating to the positions please email

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 agencys 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:

For more information:

Entry Level Programs Team, 02 6289 9029

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10721426

Agency website:

Department of Health website