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Support, development and benefits

​Program support

​Developing and growing the skills, confidence and capabilities of our graduates is a key priority of the NSLHD Graduate Health Management Program.

Graduates will be supported to develop their capabilities and associated behaviors from the NSW Public Sector Capabilities Framework.

We are committed to promoting a work culture and environment that supports the health and wellbeing of our graduates and promotes a workplace culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Support is provided to graduates through:

  • Executive mentoring: ​Graduates are mentored by a senior executive during each placement and are provided with regular discussions around their performance and development.
  • Performance and talent (PAT) reviews: Graduates are involved in regular performance and development conversations, goal setting and reviews with the executive mentor during each placement. 
  • Monthly coaching: Coaching is provided by a university qualified coach to enhance the graduates work performance and wellbeing.
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring: Graduates are mentored by a previous graduate who will provide support and guidance around work, life balance and study.  
  • Informal sessions: Informal sessions are held with the Graduate Health Management Program Coordinator regularly during each placement. The coordinator visits graduates at their placement location to discuss graduate development. 
  • GHMP alumni: The GHMP alumni catch up regularly at work and socially and provide a valuable support structure. 
  • Employee assistance program (EAP): Graduates have access to free and confidential counselling support aimed at helping them to manage work or personal challenges, concerns or issues.



Graduates are involved in a mix of internal and external courses to support their development as future leaders in health care.

Education programs include:

  • Postgraduate studies: Graduates are enrolled in a Masters of Health Service Management through the University of Tasmania. NSLHD funds all university fees.
  • Monthly learning sets: Learning sets are an integral component of the GHMP and are held each month. They offer the graduates an opportunity to collaborate and co-present with a senior executive on a complex strategic and operational issue in the public health system.
  • NSW Health education courses: Staff are provided access to online and face-to-face leadership and management programs to develop capabilities and confidence.
  • NSLHD in-house courses: There are an extensive number of in-house courses available on topics such as leadership, emotional intelligence and diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary: Graduates are offered a competitive starting salary of $63,002 per annum plus superannuation.
  • Masters degree scholarship: Payment of university fees to study the Master of Health Services Management through the University of Tasmania.
  • Access to salary packaging: This is an employee tax benefit scheme that reduces taxable income and increases take home pay.
  • Leave entitlements: Leave associated with tertiary studies may be accrued up to a maximum of five days per semester or term. All NSLHD full-time employees receive one allocated day off (ADO) per month and accrue four weeks' annual leave per year.
  • Fitness Passport: Access to a corporate health and fitness program that allows members to access a wide range of health and fitness suppliers at a discounted rate.