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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.

Page last updated: 18 March 2016

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.

Types of degrees

We consider these as generalist roles, but qualifications of particular relevance may include, policy analysis, political science, public policy and management, social policy, health administration, health information management, public health, law, international relations, human resources, psychology, organisational psychology

  • Build and apply strategic and systems thinking, problem solving, analytical, research and planning skills to develop policy that touches the lives of all Australians
  • Learn to understand the “big picture” of the Australian health landscape, and how interventions in one part of the health system affect other parts of the health system
  • Work in teams to translate research into meaningful policy inputs and directions for healthcare policy that connect to the emerging evidence base and broader trends in healthcare.
  • Provide support for the Department to engage with external stakeholders through a variety of formal and informal stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Undertake research and provide administrative support on policy, program or legislative issues.
  • Apply your strategic, analytical, problem solving and planning skills to manage programs which support population health, sporting participation and active and independent ageing
  • Gain an understanding of the industry and community context within which programs operate and work
  • Manage relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders, resolve complex negotiations and promote strategic alliances
  • Build and apply knowledge of Australian Government health programs and priorities and those of State and Territory Governments
  • Contributes to creation and development of government policy which will lead to better health, sporting and aged care outcomes and reduced inequality