SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Health Management Graduate Program.

Applications for our 2022 intake are now closed. 

About the SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program

The SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program is designed to develop skilled and capable health leaders and managers for the future. Participants in the program are known as Management Trainees.

We strongly encourage candidates from Aboriginal communities to apply for the program.

The SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program is a broad and comprehensive two-year program with two main components: 

  1. Workplace Component
    Participants in the SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program work full-time for SESLHD, undertaking placements of 3-6 months duration through such areas as Hospital Management, People and Culture, Finance and the Executive Unit.

    Throughout the program, SESLHD provides participants with a range of professional development opportunities, including training, attendance at conferences and events, and mentoring, designed to support and develop participants and prepare them for a successful career. 

  2. Academic Component
    To complement the workplace learning and accelerate their knowledge, Management Trainees undertake a funded Master of Health Management on a part-time basis and in online mode. SESLHD is proud to partner with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for the delivery of the academic component of the program.

Throughout the program, the progress of Management Trainees is assessed against the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.


To be eligible to apply for the program you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field from a recognised university provider.

Your undergraduate degree not does have to be health-specific. A broad range of fields may be suitable, such as business, law, economics, science, policy or sociology, for example.

For more information on the academic eligibility requirements, please see the 'Admission Requirements' section in the UNSW Master of Health Management Handbook 2021. 


Applications for our 2022 intake closes on Sunday 15 August 2021. All applicants for our 2021 intake will be advised of the outcome of their application via email at the appropriate stage in the recruitment process. 

Please ensure you read all of the information in the job advertisement and attach all required documentation when applying, as only complete applications will be considered.

Application Process

The application process for the program has three stages:

  • Application submitted online
  • Group and individual activities – virtual assessment centre
  • Individual interviews

Any face-to-face components will be held in Sydney. 

Due to COVID-19, we are currently considering the best arrangements to ensure a safe and effective interview process.

Further information is available on the Application Process page. 

Key Dates

Below is an outline of key dates for the recruitment of the 2023 intake of the SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program. We appreciate your understanding should any delays in the recruitment process occur, as the health system continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activity for the 2023 Program Timeframe
Applications open Mid June 2022
Applications close Mid August 2022
Virtual group activities and skills assessment centre September 2022
Individual interviews October 2022
Offers made October - November 2022
Program commences Monday 30 January 2023

Further information

If you have any questions, please get in touch via email for more information or to arrange a phone call to discuss further:

Deborah Messham, Manager Learning, Organisational Development and Learning
SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program

More information is also available via the following links: