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Graduate development program

The Graduate Development Program (GDP) starts in February each year. The GDP is a full-time, year-long introduction to Health and the Australian Public Service.

As a graduate, you will help to develop and implement health policy, programs and services. In your role you will help us to improve the health care and well-being of Australians.

You don’t have to be a health professional to consider a career with Health.

We need graduates with specialist and generalist skills, including:

  • data analytics
  • social policy
  • economics
  • arts
  • statistics
  • science and research
  • medical science
  • health care planning.

We welcome applications from Australian citizens with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent within the last five years. Our Graduate Program is located in Canberra.

What do our graduates say?

Hear what our 2016 graduates James and Lucinda have to say about working for Health.

Need more information?

See our Graduate Development Program page for more information, including application dates.

If you need help you can:

  • email the entry level programs team at entrylevelprograms [at]
  • phone 02 6289 9029 and dial 2 for Entry Level Programs.
Last updated: 
21 December 2017