Working at the AIHW

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent national agency established by the Australian Government. Our role is to create authoritative evidence and accessible information and statistics to help inform policy and decision makers to improve the health and welfare of all Australians.

We are a dynamic agency that has been going through considerable broadening of its role as well as major growth and will continue to do so over the coming years. As an agency challenging itself and what it can achieve, the AIHW prides itself on its high levels of staff engagement and wellbeing and being capable of attracting and retaining high quality staff.

Flexible, inclusive and diverse workplace

We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We offer staff a flexible working environment that effectively balances the needs of a high-performing organisation and supports employees to achieve a work-life balance.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that is supportive of our staff and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, persons with disability and people from diverse backgrounds.

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Our commitment to diversity is further demonstrated through our:

We have appointed members of the Senior Executive Service to the roles of Indigenous Champion and Disability Champion, Champion for our Pride Network and our CALD Network, to assist in progressing our actions on diversity issues.

We are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment, including recruitment.

Paths to work at the AIHW

We offer a range of employment opportunities including ongoing, non-ongoing and contract roles within our statistical and corporate groups.

If you believe you can help us achieve our aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics then the positions available may be for you.

To apply for our temporary employment register or to view and apply for available positions visit AIHW careers.

If you believe you can help us achieve our aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics, then available positions may be for you.

Check our current vacancies and more information on how to apply for a position at the AIHW.

  • Graduate intake: We offer excellent employment opportunities for graduates seeking to apply their qualifications in the field of health and welfare information. Applications for our Graduate Program open in March each year and are open for 6 weeks.
  • Temporary Employment Register: We are looking for candidates interested in registering for potential short term employment opportunities with the Institute, in either our Canberra or Sydney office.

Reasonable adjustment

A candidate with disability applying for an advertised position can request reasonable adjustment to the recruitment and selection process (interview and/or other assessment activities) so they can compete fairly (on merit) with other candidates.

A request for reasonable adjustment can be made verbally or in writing to [email protected] or to the Chairperson of the selection panel at any time during the recruitment and selection process. 

Our recruitment selection process provides applicants with an ideal opportunity to provide their diversity information and/or their need for special equipment or requirements in writing.

Reasonable adjustments (Disability Discrimination Act) policy and procedures [PDF 275kB].

Stronger evidence, better decisions, improved health and welfare

Learn more about how we support the delivery of stronger evidence, better decisions, improved health and welfare in the video below.