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Queensland Health Graduate Program

Your career. Our future.

The Queensland Health Graduate Program is an accelerated, three year development program for graduates who are interested in becoming future leaders in health.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn new skills, expand your networks, travel around the state and fast-track your career into a leadership role, then this is the program for you.

As a graduate of this program, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards healthcare in Queensland, with a particular focus on tackling the challenges of Queensland regional and rural areas.

Graduate streams — finance and general management

We are looking for high calibre, high achieving graduates who can hit the ground running. The program has two streams: finance (accounting and/or commerce), and general management (any discipline).

Finance graduates will utilise the financial resources available to deliver high quality health services for the residents of Queensland.

General management graduates will work to ensure health services are managed and delivered in the best possible way for patients and the community.

Details of the graduate program

Successful applicants of the program will receive:

  • a three year contract with Queensland Health
  • an attractive salary, at the government AO4 level with opportunities to progress through the AO classification structure for successful graduates
  • four 20 week and one 40 week work placements across the Queensland Health system, including metropolitan, regional and rural health services, and the Department of Health
  • a postgraduate qualification funded by Queensland Health
  • mentoring and one-on-one coaching
  • ongoing training and development opportunities.

Post graduate qualification

As part of this program graduates will complete a post-graduate qualification.

Queensland Health will fund the costs of your post graduate studies, as well as provide you with time to complete the necessary course work or study requirements as outlined.

Professional development and support networks

Structured professional development blocks will be provided throughout the program. These blocks will allow all graduates to get together for shared learning and development, networking and mentorship.

The graduate program has established a dedicated network to support you through this program and includes executive mentors, partnered mentors, placement supervisors, placement buddies and the program management team.

Key dates

Applications opened 3 April 2018
Applications closed 2 May 2018 (midnight)
Application screening early May 2018
Cognitive testing mid May 2018
Video interviews late May 2018
Assessment centres early July 2018
Offers to successful graduates mid-late July 2018
Welcome and introductions December 2018
Graduates commence the program January 2019

Ideal graduate attributes

We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated, adaptable, resilient and community-minded, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

An ideal candidate should aspire towards a future leadership role in Queensland Health.

Eligibility requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor degree (minimum) in 2017 or working towards the completion of a degree by 2018.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident.
  • Availability to undertake placements across the state.

How to apply

Your application must include the following documents:

  • a certified copy of your current academic transcript
  • a copy of your resume
  • proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residency e.g. a certified copy of your passport, or relevant visa.

Please note: Applications submitted without the above documentation will not be accepted.

Applications now closed.

Further information


As part of this program, graduates will experience working in various locations across Queensland through work placements. Examples of placements include:

Flights and accommodation will be provided for placements where necessary.

Benefits of working for Queensland Health

  • Competitive starting salary.
  • Up to 12.75 per cent employer superannuation contribution.
  • Flexible working arrangements and generous leave provisions.
  • 17.5 per cent annual leave loading.

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Last updated: 3 May 2018