The success of Animal Health Australia (AHA) depends largely on its ability to harness appropriate human resource skills and apply them to the achievement of agreed outcomes.
Animal Health Australia works with its 32 Members to maintain and improve Australia’s favourable animal health status, to ensure the viability of Australia’s livestock and aquatic industries.
Within the framework of a not-for-profit company, AHA manages more than 60 national programs that improve animal and associated human health, biosecurity, market access, livestock welfare, productivity, and food safety and quality.
Some recent highlights include:
- developing a National Animal Biosecurity RD&E Strategy
- developing the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy
- revising the FMD AUSVETPLAN disease strategy after a 2-year review
- extending the suite of National Farm Biosecurity Manuals to cover all our member industries
- developing a smart phone app through the Animal Disease Alerts Project
- launching the Farm Biosecurity website.
Read more about our work in the latest Animal Health Australia annual report.
Working with us
AHA is led by an independently selected Board of Directors responsible to our Members and staffed by a dedicated team working in our Canberra office.
We’re a relatively small team committed to delivering outputs from a range of very different national projects, from the minutiae of national emergency management planning to the creative delivery of feedback and reporting mechanisms that suit all people working with all types of animals in Australia—farm livestock and aquatic animals to wildlife and exhibition animals, as well as companion and sporting animals.
Our collaborative, inclusive environment makes every day here a chance to learn through others—simply by working together.
To strengthen our busy team, we seek people who want a career with responsibility, complexity and scope.
If a fast-paced work environment inspires and motivates you, you’ll find ample opportunity to contribute and develop for years to come. Unfortunately, we have a low churn rate new career opportunities arise frequently and employees are encouraged to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge.
We encourage you to take a look at what we have to offer.
Vacant positions will be advertised here when they arise.
As a tertiary student in agriculture or veterinary science, you might be looking for experience with a company that lets you tackle real-world challenges. As a holiday intern, you can obtain 2-4 weeks’ practical work experience in Australia’s peak animal health organisation, learning about our national animal health systems and specific programs and projects. Interested? Send us your résumé and a letter outlining your career prospects.
Phone: 02 6232 5522