Here is a general guide to the stages in our recruitment process. Please note that each job advertisement on the WA Government Jobs Board will be unique to that role, team and location. As such, please read the advertisement carefully as it may provide specific information on what you may be required to provide as part of the application process.
Applications are encouraged from people with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences including Aboriginal Australians, people with disability, people with diverse sexualities and genders, youth, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
If you have any accessibility requirements or would like the information in an alternative format, please contact the identified Human Resources representative as stated in the advertisement.
You can nominate your preferred method of communication at each stage of the recruitment process.
Our selection panel will assess all applications. The most competitive applicants will be shortlisted and invited to an interview.
The Selection Panel may conduct more assessments of shortlisted applicants. This may include a work-related task at an assessment centre, a health assessment and/or more interviews to determine if you are suitable for the role. If you require any adjustments to complete the assessments and interviews, please let our agency contact know.
We may contact your referees to provide a reference prior to offering you employment.
If required, the following screening checks may be conducted (with your consent):
The Selection Panel decides which applicant best meets the job requirements. All applicants receive notification of the decision and have the right to lodge a claim of breach of the Employment Standard if they feel they were adversely affected by the decision. Visit Breach of Standard claims on the Public Sector Commission website for more information.
Our agency contact will encourage all applicants to ask for constructive feedback on their application. This includes what you did well and tips on how to improve your application.
If successful, you may be offered the role verbally, followed by a written offer, or another method of communication preferred by you. Candidates who meet the requirements for the role, but who are not successful in their application, may be offered a place in a ‘recruitment pool’ for similar future vacancies (where it has been stated in the advertisement as a possibility).