Graduate Development Program selection process for 2018

Are you eligible?

To apply for the WA Health Graduate Development Program you must have:

Only applicants who have successfully completed their degree in 2016 or will be completing it during 2017 are eligible for the 2018 program.

People graduating from university before these dates are not eligible.

Applicants graduating part way through the 2017 GDP are encouraged to apply for the 2018 GDP.

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What we look for in an applicant

We are looking for applicants with a high achieving academic record, good problem solving and research skills, good written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to work both autonomously and in a team work environment.

Do you need a specific degree?

WA Health recruits a mix of talented graduates from a broad range of non-clinical disciplines.

Previous graduates’ degrees include:

  • health science
  • science
  • arts
  • commerce / economics
  • communications
  • social work
  • psychology
  • law
  • political science
  • mathematics / statistics
  • accounting
  • finance
  • business
  • information technology.
Selection process

Selection process

Stage 1 – Assessment of high academic achievement

Information you provide is verified by your academic transcript.

Stage 2 – Assessment of written applications

A panel of assessors considers each applicant’s written responses and records the outcomes.

Applicants with the highest aggregated ratings from Stages 1 and 2 are shortlisted and invited to attend a group interview.

Stage 3 – Group assessment process

You must attend the group interviews, as these are a pre-requisite for progressing to Stage 4.

All applicants will be divided into groups and asked to work as a team to complete tasks that assess competency levels against a set of defined selection criteria. Competencies assessed will include:

  • teamwork
  • communication
  • interpersonal skills
  • conceptual skills.

You may also be required to individually complete an analytical written task.

If you demonstrate satisfactory competence in this assessment process, you will proceed to Stage 4 of the selection process.

Stage 4 – Interviews

The interview will take approximately 30-45 minutes.

You will be given the questions 10 minutes prior to the interview to allow you to prepare responses.

A panel of 3 or 4 people ask all applicants the same series of questions.

At the end of the interview, applicants have the opportunity to ask questions.

You will need to bring along your original academic records so they can be sighted.

Read hints and tips for applying to the Graduate Development Program.

Stage 5 – Referee checks

You should notify your nominated referees after the interview process so that the panel can conduct referee checks.

Successful applicants

If you are successful, you will be notified via a letter of offer.

Before you begin work, you will need to supply:

  • criminal record check – candidates who are offered positions will be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record Check (external site). Previous criminal conviction or pending charges will not necessarily preclude employment.
  • proof of identification (100 points)
  • verification of university degrees and records
  • pre-employment health screening.

If you are not successful, you will be notified via mail or email. You will have the opportunity to obtain feedback at the conclusion of the assessment process.

More information

For information about the Graduate Development Program please telephone the program coordinator on +08 92226457 or send us an email.

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