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.

You can view the salary table at Attachment B of the Enterprise agreement.


We provide generous leave conditions, including:

  • annual leave — 20 days per year
  • personal or carers leave — 18 days per year
  • parental leave — 18 weeks if you’re the primary caregiver and 8 weeks if you’re the secondary caregiver, increasing to 18 weeks by 2026-27
  • cultural leave — 6 days paid leave over 2 years for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and one day per year for NAIDOC week activities and 3 days paid leave for other employees 
  • emergency response leave — 20 days paid leave 
  • supporting employees to donate blood during work hours without taking 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 work arrangements  — no caps on the number of days staff can request to work from home, as well as 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 study assistance — financial assistance and up to 7.5 hours study leave a week. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, employees from a non-English speaking background and employees with disability can request up to an additional 7.5 hours per week 
  • uncapped continuing professional development for medical officers
  • continuing professional development for employees who are required to hold and maintain a particular qualification or registration
  • access to mentoring programs
  • in-house capability development programs
  • eLearning and online learning resources
  • tertiary study schemes and professional development.
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