Mathematics and Statistics

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: 14 February 2017

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.

A data analysis career: turn data into meaningful solutions

Types of degrees

Any highly numerate degree considered, including statistics, mathematics, actuarial studies, psychology, science, finance, computer science

  • Apply your technical knowledge and data analysis skills to real world problems and have a positive impact on
  • Work with large data sets in the health field such as pharmaceutical and Medicare claims, hospital, mortality, disease and screening registries, socio-economic data, and patient surveys
  • Undertake complex data analysis and link multiple data sets
  • Learn in a team environment and collaborate with a broad group of technical specialists from other departments and agencies, the private sector and universities
  • Challenge yourself with multi-faceted complex problems to improve patient outcomes and health system sustainability
  • Experience how your work plays a greater role in the creation and development of government policy
  • Develop an understanding of the health system and public sector across all levels of operation
  • Be part of a new government-wide strategy to unlock the potential of its big data holdings to improve innovation, efficiency, productivity and economic growth