Health or Health Science

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.

A health or science career - support Australia’s global health role

Types of degrees

Medicine, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory science, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, toxicology, epidemiology, public health, health administration, health information management, health services management, emergency management
  • Apply your scientific knowledge to create and develop evidence-based government policy, and targeted programs.
  • Gain an understanding of how the Australian government prepares for an emergency response to international or national communicable disease emergencies.
  • 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