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.

Serve as experts providing policymakers with the advice needed to make cost-effective decisions regarding public health

Types of degrees
Economics, Health economics

  • Apply your financial and budgetary acumen in a department which administers expenditure on behalf of the Government in excess of $54 billion, with an operational budget of around $800 million
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the flow of Commonwealth grant funding to organisations delivering and implementing government programs in the community
  • Partner with business on workforce strategy, developing capability, managing people services from recruitment to retirement, providing strategic communication, supporting effective governance, and the portfolio’s engagement with our ministers and parliament
  • Join us to be part of a corporate service which supports cultural and organisational change, and assists in capturing and describing enterprise risk
  • Enjoy working in a professional environment as we develop individual and organisational solutions
  • Provide plain-English insights for the department’s leaders and managers on the department’s financial position, fostering open collaborative approaches to budget preparation and achievement of results