2024 Aboriginal Graduate Program – stakeholder toolkit

WA Health’s Aboriginal Graduate Program is a two year (24 month) graduate employment program that offers Aboriginal university graduates a head start in developing their skills in diverse clinical and non-clinical areas, within a culturally safe and supportive workplace, all while being paid an attractive salary.

WA Health is committed to growing its Aboriginal health workforce by employing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates who are from diverse fields of study including, but not limited to:

  • degrees such as law, business and commerce, finance, data and computer science, HR, management, communications, arts, education, economics, humanities, marketing, social science
  • health-related degrees in allied health and health science professions, psychology, public health, mental health, biomedical sciences, health promotion, social work and many more
  • well-rounded graduates who are innovative thinkers, self-motivated and team players
  • good communicators and show a commitment to continuous learning and developing their skills.
  • Inform target audiences of the Aboriginal Graduate Program.
  • Encourage target audiences to apply for the Aboriginal graduate Program.
  • Encourage WA universities to share campaign resources to encourage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to apply for the Aboriginal Graduate Program.
Key messages
  • Applications for the 2024 Aboriginal Graduate Program are now open for 2023 and 2024 university graduates.
  • The Aboriginal Graduate Program provides a range of benefits including:
    • job and financial security with a two-year fixed term contract with WA Health.
    • valuable career experience in a variety of work areas, including through workplace rotations, rurally and in the metropolitan areas.
    • access to structured learning and development programs aimed at building your career pathway and increasing your knowledge of the public sector and the WA health system.
    • cultural mentoring and career coaching.
    • opportunity to build lasting relationships and networks.
    • a culturally safe and inclusive workplace.
    • flexible working and leave arrangements to balance work, family and cultural obligations.
    • significant support to transition to permanent employment on completion of the graduate program.
Target audience

Primary audience

To be considered for the graduate program, the applicant must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • have successfully completed a recent tertiary qualification from a recognised university, with a completion date (not graduation ceremony date) between January 2022 and December 2024. The tertiary qualification must be a minimum of an undergraduate degree.
  • be a newly qualified graduate (undergraduate or post-graduate qualification) with no more than 12 months full-time employment experience post-graduation relevant to your qualification by the commencement of the Aboriginal Graduate Program.

Secondary audience

WA universities to share campaign resources to encourage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to apply for the Aboriginal Graduate Program.

  • Applications for the 2024 AGP intake are open 26 October until 11 December 2023.

Campaign materials

This toolkit includes posters and social media graphics with suggested messaging for you to share to help us to reach our intended target audiences.

To download individual assets, click on the asset. Once loaded, right click the image and select 'save'.


Aboriginal Graduate Program Poster A4


Aboriginal Graduate Program flyer A4


Social media

Aboriginal Graduate social tile

Please contact communications@health.wa.gov.au if you need alternative formats or versions based on unique needs of your audience.

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