About the program

WA Health offers a unique opportunity for high achieving university graduates to advance their career within Western Australia's public health system. The WA Health Graduate Development Program has been running since 2004.

We are looking for talented graduates from a broad range of disciplines to join our program and help make a difference to the health and wellbeing of Western Australians.

Program streams

We have 4 program streams designed to develop your skills based on your academic background, areas of expertise and personal interests.

The streams include:

Read more about our project streams.

Applications for 2018
Applications for the 2018 Program will be open on the following dates: 
  • Monday 13 March 2017 - Finance and Business Stream – Apply here
  • Monday 31 July 2017 – General Corporate, ICT, Workforce Data Analysis
2018 eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the Finance and Business Stream, the following criteria need to be met:

  • Degree issued by a recognised university
  • Eligible for the accredited degree pathway for the CA/CPA program 
  • Completed degree in 2016 or plan to complete during 2017
  • Overseas degrees to be verified by Migration WA’s Overseas Qualifications Unit

To be eligible for the General Corporate, ICT & Workforce Data Analysis Streams, the following criteria need to be met:

  • Degree issued by a recognised university 
  • Completed degree in 2016 or plan to complete during 2017
  • Overseas degrees to be verified by Migration WA’s Overseas Qualifications Unit
Other key dates – 2018

Finance and Business Stream

Monday 13 March 2017 Applications for the 2018 GDP – Finance and Business Stream open.
Thursday 16 March 2017 Information Session @ 189 Royal Street, East Perth RSVP here (external site).
Friday 07 April 2017 Applications for the 2018 GDP – Finance and Business Stream closes at 5pm.
Friday 05 May 2017 Group Assessment Centre – Finance and Business Stream.
Wednesday 24 May – Thursday 25 May 2017 Individual Interviews [30 minutes].
Friday 30 June 2017 All applicants notified of outcome. Successful applicants receive 12-month contract offer.
Monday 17 July 2017 Second round offers released. Successful applicants receive 12-month contract offer.

General Corporate, ICT, Workforce Data Analysis

Monday 31 July 2017 Applications for the 2018 GDP – Phase 2 open.
Wednesday 2 August 2017 Information session, 189 Royal Street, East Perth.
Friday 25 August 2017 Applications for the 2018 GDP – Phase 2 closes at 5pm.
Tuesday 22 September Group Assessment Centre – Phase 2
Monday 2 October – Wednesday 4 October 2017 Individual Interviews [30 minutes].
Monday 27 November 2017 All applicants notified of outcome. Successful applicants receive 12-month contract offer.
Monday 11 December 2017 Second Round offers released. Successful applicants receive 12-month contract offer.
More information

For information about the Graduate Development Program call +08 92226457 or send us an email.