The selection process will be undertaken by a panel of at least two people, one of whom is the designated convenor, and one the ‘independent’ panel member. As a general rule, the panel will have at least one male and one female member. Otherwise the composition of the panel may vary depending on the scope and nature of the position to be filled.
The role of the selection panel is to:
In the first instance, your written application and resume/CV will be assessed against the selection criteria. If you are short-listed for further assessment, you will be advised of the details, including time and place, online at least 3 days in advance.
Methods for further assessing the remaining applicants will vary depending on the nature and level of the position, and may include:
The assessment process usually includes an interview involving direct contact with short-listed applicants. The purpose of the interview is to provide applicants an opportunity to expand on the information they provided in their application, and to enable the selection panel to gather further information for the assessment process.
All interviewees will be asked a common set of initial questions, which directly relate to the selection criteria. You may also be asked follow-up questions exploring specific issues about your claim for the position. At the conclusion of the interview, you may ask questions of the selection panel or provide further information in support of your application.
If you are offered an interview and you have special needs, please contact the convenor to discuss any appropriate arrangements.
If you are invited to an interview, you may be asked to upload a number of documents to your application online. You will also be requested to bring the originals with you to the interview for verification. The required documents may include:
It is expected that all the requested original documentation will be provided at the time of interview. If you are not able to provide original documentation at the interview (eg interstate or overseas candidate not attending in person), any offer of employment will be conditional on production of the original documents.
All documents, if not in English, must be officially translated to English.
If you are called for an interview, you will be asked to provide the names and contact numbers of at least two referees. One of your referees must be a current supervisor/manager. (Where this is not possible, please contact the convenor of the selection panel to discuss any possible alternatives.) It is important that you nominate referees who are able to discuss your suitability in relation to the selection criteria, and provide information in relation to your past performance and professional conduct.
The selection panel may contact your referees shortly after the interview by phone. You should make your referees aware that you have nominated them, and also consider providing them with a copy of the position description. Written referee reports are not required.