Working at the AIHW

The AIHW is an independent national agency established by the Australian Government. We create authoritative evidence and accessible information and statistics that informs policy and decision makers to improve the health and welfare of all Australians.

We have over 450 statistical administrative and communications staff, and more than 100 data holdings. Our expert staff have contemporary skills and in-depth knowledge across health and welfare data and issues. Our foundations are solid, built over 3 decades of delivering quality evidence on health and welfare issues.

Paths to work at the AIHW

If permanent employment is what you are looking for, we conduct recruitment processes for data analysts and specialist positions throughout the year. To register for our Temporary Employment Register or to view and apply for available positions please select view vacancies below. 

To learn more about how to register and apply for positions at the AIHW using e-Recruit please review our e-Recruit user guide.


View vacANcies

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. 

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

Graduate intake: The AIHW offers 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 mid-June and are open for four weeks.

Temporary Employment Register: The AIHW is looking for candidates interested in registering for potential short term employment opportunities with the Institute, in either our Canberra or Sydney office. 

See: Temporary Employment Register

Occupational Training Program: This program enables senior undergraduate and postgraduate students to undertake unpaid placements in a leading data management and analysis environment.  

See: Occupational Training Program

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP): is a well-established entry-level employment and development program of 15 month duration open to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in working in the Australian Public Service (APS). The AIHW is one of the host agencies in the program. Applications, and further information, are available on the Department of Jobs and Small Business’s website.

Inclusive and diverse workplace 

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

Our commitment to diversity is further demonstrated through our:

The Institute has appointed members of the Senior Executive Service to the roles of Indigenous Champion and Disability Champion to assist in progressing our action 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.

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 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.

See: Reasonable adjustments (Disability Discrimination Act) policy and procedures (277KB PDF).


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