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Work within the public health system is challenging and rewarding, and there are many opportunities for career advancement or simply trying something new. The Department of Health and Human Services is a large organisation employing over 11,000 staff. An organisation of our size requires many people from a range of occupations. Work is available on a full time, part time, contract, or casual basis. A diverse range of vacancies are advertised weekly on the Jobs Tasmania website. You can register on this site for regular vacancy updates.

If you have recently graduated, there are opportunities available through the Tasmanian State Service Graduate Development Program

We also offer a scholarship scheme for Tasmanian Aboriginal students studying an accredited health or human services related undergraduate course at University, or an accredited health or human services related Vocational Education and Training course. Find out more on the Ida West Aboriginal Health Scholarship

As well as the health professions you may wish to consider a career in the following areas which represent just some of our many occupational groups:

  • Health policy
  • Youth justice
  • Disability services
  • Public and environmental health
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Special needs accommodation
  • Residential Care
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Customer service
  • Communications
  • Facility management
  • Records management
  • Executive Support

What we offer

Employment conditions are in accordance with relevant Awards and Agreements.

Diverse Statewide locations

Our organisation requires many people from a range of professions and occupations to ensure our success. Opportunities exist all over the State.  Explore our interactive map on the careers homepage to find out more or visit about us.

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