Our Selection Processes

A selection committee is appointed for each position and the committee will go through all the applications to check whether each person has met all of the essential criteria.

After the closing date, the committee creates a shortlist of people who will be interviewed, based on their assessment of your application against the selection criteria for the position.

Not all applicants who address the selection criteria will have an interview. Only those who meet the criteria at the highest level will be shortlisted for an interview. Those who do not meet the selection criteria will be advised at this stage of the selection process that their application has been unsuccessful.

The interview

If you are shortlisted for an interview, we will phone or email you to arrange the date, time and venue of the interview (for some positions, interviews can be done by teleconference or videoconference).

The interview will follow a set format with each member of the selection panel asking questions to gain more information relating to the selection criteria and position description. It is a good idea to prepare yourself for the interview by summarising your skills and experience, as this is your opportunity to reinforce your suitability for the position. It is also a chance for you to ask the panel questions about the position, the organisation and other career development opportunities. You are more than welcome to ask the panel to clarify, repeat or rephrase questions you do not understand.

Following the interview, the panel will rank the applicants in relation to the selection criteria and will agree on a preferred candidate.

The referee checks

Referee checks are the next stage of the shortlisting process and are undertaken as part of the pre-employment process. Checks with your nominated referees are carried out to obtain further information about your past work history, as well as the quality of your work and suitability for the position. We treat this information confidentially.

Referees usually include your current supervisors or managers, as these people must be able to comment on your work experience and skills that specifically relate to the selection criteria.

The pre-employment assessments

A pre-employment health assessment is required for shortlisted applicants as part of the interview procedure. If you are shortlisted, a member of the People & Safety Department will contact you directly to arrange a suitable time for the pre-employment health assessment. For some positions other pre-employment checks may be required, which may include police checks and vulnerable persons check.

The job offer

If you are the successful candidate, you will receive a written offer of appointment to the position as soon as possible following the finalisation of the pre-employment checks.