To be eligible for the Graduate Program you must:
Applicants are requested to apply online via the WA Government Jobs Board.
You will need to supply:
If you are applying for one of our Pathways, support can be provided throughout the selection process. Please contact the graduate team to discuss options.
Phone: 08 6552 4243
The selection criteria for our graduates are:
Applicants will be assessed against these criteria at different stages of the selection process.
The stages of the selection process are listed below. Depending on the number of applicants, the process can take between ten and twelve weeks from the application period ending to offers being made to successful applicants.
Stage 1: Screening
All applications will be screened for eligibility including degree completion and work rights. All eligible applicants will be invited to the next stage
Stage 2: One-way video interviews
Candidates will be invited to complete a one-way video interview where they will be asked to record responses to a number of questions.
The most competitive candidates will progress to the next stage.
Stage 3: Interview and written assessment
Interviews will be held by a panel. The interview will assess capabilities against some or all of the selection criteria. Interviews may be held in person, via phone or via video conferencing.
Stage 4: Referee checks
Referee checks will be undertaken to verify the panel’s findings for the most competitive candidates. Please ensure you nominate referees that can comment on your performance in relation to the selection criteria.
Stage 5: Recommendations and offers
A selection report will be completed documenting the panel’s recommendations which is then audited for compliance with the Employment Standard. Candidates will then be notified of the outcome and a breach period will be established. Following the breach period, offers will be made to the successful candidates.
If you are successful, you will also need to undertake a National Police Clearance and Departmental Record Check before you can commence work. The Department of Communities reserves the right to withdraw the offer of employment where an applicant possesses a conviction that the Department considers to be at conflict with their employment.
Applications for the 2021 program will open in July/August 2020 via the WA Government Jobs Board.