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 2020 intake have 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.

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, Human Resources, 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 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 2019. 


Applications for the 2020 intake closed on Sunday 7 July 2019. 

Information on the 2021 intake will be available in early 2020. 

Please ensure you read all 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 interview and skills assessment centre
  • Individual interviews

Interviews will be held in Sydney. 

Further information is available on the Application Process page. 

Key Dates

Below are the key dates for the 2020 intake. 

Activity Timeframe
Applications open Thursday 23 May 2019
Applications close 11.59pm Sunday 7 July 2019
Group interviews and skills assessment centre held Late July/early August 2019
Individual interviews held Mid-August 2019
Offers made Late-August 2019
Program commences Mid-January 2020

Further information

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, please get in touch:

Nicole McGregor
Program Coordinator
SESLHD Health Management Graduate Program
Phone: 02 9382 7670

More information is also available via the following links: