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The AIHW is the national agency set up to provide information on Australia's health and welfare, through statistics and data development that inform discussion and decisions on policy and services. Our mission is Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing.
We enjoy national and international recognition for our expertise in data management and analysis. We manage many national data collections and our work covers analysis of data on health, housing and community services. A fundamental part of our work is promoting consistency among national, state and territory statistics so that we can produce comprehensive national data of the highest standard.
The AIHW Occupational Training Program enables senior undergraduate and postgraduate students from Australia and overseas to undertake unpaid placements in a leading data management and analysis environment. Trainees will have opportunities to gain practical experience in collecting and analysing data; develop methodologies for designing and analysing statistical collections; assess the provision, use, cost and effectiveness of health, housing and community services; and develop their research and analytical skills.
Trainees undertake a variety of tasks, tailored where possible to suit their research interests and career goals. Tasks include data entry and data analysis; drafting of reports; designing research instruments (eg surveys, interview schedules); assisting with fieldwork (eg focus groups); and attending meetings with stakeholders (eg research partners in government, non-government welfare organisations, service providers). AIHW trainees are encouraged to participate in other Institute activities. The AIHW provides trainees with some financial support, as well as access to library resources and a collegial, supportive research culture.
Trainees should be:
Students from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply, including (but not limited to) statistics, demography, epidemiology, economics, social sciences. We recommend that applicants closely examine material on the AIHW website to judge whether their interests align with Institute projects. Students who are required to undertake a placement as part of their degree, as well as those who are not, are welcome to apply.
Successful candidates will be able to negotiate with AIHW to conduct their placement at a mutually convenient time. Placements are usually undertaken on a full time basis. Training programs are usually between 30 and 180 days in duration, but this is flexible around degree requirements, student preferences and project requirements.
We envisage that approximately four placements will be offered each year, but this number will depend on Institute project requirements and demand.
Students wishing to undertake an Occupational Training Program placement at AIHW should submit an application, in accordance with instructions below. Applications will be considered throughout the year, in accordance with available projects as they occur.
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of their research potential by providing:
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