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Applications for the 2015-16 Graduate Intake are open.
Applications close on Sunday, 19 July 2015 at 11:00pm AEST.

All of our graduate opportunities are located in Canberra.

Additional recruitment that may be suitable for graduates can occur as required through the year—these will appear on Job vacancies.

How to apply

Additional information

Attention all skilled, bright and motivated graduates and postgraduates!

If you enjoy working in a team environment and want to work with some of Australia's leading information managers, data developers, analysts and statisticians and if you have:

  • strong analytical, strategic thinking, and research skills
  • superior oral and written communication skills
  • excellent statistical or numeracy skills that show an eye for detail and accuracy
  • energy, enthusiasm and drive
  • a commitment to excellent performance

Look no further! Your career starts here!

At the AIHW you won't be lost in the crowd—you'll work in a dynamic and friendly environment that offers: 

  • competitive starting salaries (APS4 salary range $62,405 to $67,589 plus superannuation)
  • relocation assistance to help you get set up in Canberra
  • immediate access to loads of learning and development opportunities
  • a job to suit your skills and interests
  • flexible working conditions
  • sporting, cultural and social activities
  • career development opportunities

The role

Graduate opportunities exist for people with backgrounds in epidemiology, health sciences, economics, social sciences, statistics, demography or GIS (geographic information system) mapping. 

AIHW graduates will have the opportunity to work in areas such as population health, community services, health services, housing, Indigenous health and welfare, and information management. 

Through the annual AIHW Graduate Intake, successful graduates win ongoing roles; not just a 'training' position. This provides AIHW graduates with the opportunity to 'sink their teeth into' a significant project or projects and make a meaningful contribution from the outset, while quickly acquiring a depth of experience, knowledge and skills development.

The AIHW prides itself on the ongoing development of its staff, and our graduates are exposed to many learning and development opportunities early on and throughout their AIHW career. Within their first year of employment AIHW graduates are offered a range of training opportunities including:

  • Formal induction
  • Writing workshops
  • Introduction to public policy
  • SAS, EndNote and other technical training
  • Project management

Many events offered by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) that are specifically targeted to APS Graduates.

About the AIHW

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency established under the AIHW Act (1987) as a corporate Commonwealth entity to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia's health and welfare.

We are committed to providing high quality, national data and analysis across the health, housing and community services sectors. This covers a wide range of areas, from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, disability and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, and Indigenous health and welfare. For more information, visit the About Us page of our website.

All AIHW staff are employed under the Public Service Act 1999.

For more information on the AIHW and our work please browse our website.