Salaries and benefits

Working at Health and Aged Care has a range of benefits, including competitive salaries and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, a safe working environment and learning and development opportunities.

There are lots of advantages to working at Health and Aged Care. We outline all employment conditions in our Enterprise Agreement.

Salaries and super

At Health we offer:

  • competitive salaries
  • a 15.4% employer contribution to superannuation
  • specific salary bands to recognise the skills of public affairs officers, medical officers, legal officers and research scientists.

Please see our updated salaries in the recent determination 2023.


We provide generous leave conditions, including:

  • annual leave — 20 days per year
  • personal or carers leave — 18 days per year
  • unpaid personal or carers leave — where paid leave has been used up
  • allowing employees to donate blood during work hours without taking leave
  • reimbursement of travel expenses if an employee is recalled from approved leave

Healthy workplace

We encourage our employees to stay healthy and be active and support this by providing:

  • counselling services to help you and your family members with work or personal issues
  • free flu (influenza) vaccinations for staff
  • an employee wellness program and social club

Work-life balance

We help our employees balance their personal and work life by providing:

  • flexible working hours — including flextime and time-in-lieu arrangements
  • negotiable part-time working hours with the option of job sharing
  • flexible arrangements including telework

Learning and development

At Health and Aged Care we invest in our staff by providing support, opportunities and diverse ways to learn, including:

  • access to mentoring programs
  • in-house capability development programs
  • access to study assistance
  • an active professional development program
  • on-the-job and off-the-job training programs
  • accredited courses
  • eLearning and online learning resources
  • individual plans to help you develop your skills
  • tertiary study schemes and professional development
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