What happens after you apply

What happens after you apply

Follow the application process from start to finish.

The application process

When you apply for a job online you’ll receive notification emails at key points throughout the process.


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Once your application is submitted, we’ll send an email confirming we’ve received it and will start processing it.


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After the job application period ends, all applications are assessed equally by a selection panel — usually made up of human resource staff and management.


decorative bulletCandidates shortlisted

The most suitable candidates are shortlisted and contacted for interviews. A shortlist can include up to eight people.


decorative bulletInterviews conducted

The shortlisted candidates are interviewed. A panel of around three staff will ask questions based on the key selection criteria. They’ll take notes throughout the interview. See interview tips.


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After the interview, the panel compares notes and identifies the preferred candidate.


decorative bulletReference checks made

Human resources staff will then contact referees to confirm that the candidate information is accurate and truthful.


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After a successful reference check, the preferred candidate is then offered the job. If the offer is declined, the next most suitable person will receive the offer. 


decorative bulletOffer accepted

When you receive a job offer, you usually have 24 hours to accept it in writing. After acceptance, you'll receive on-boarding paperwork to complete before starting the new job. And once in the workplace, you’ll get teamed up with a buddy, get an orientation, attend an induction, and receive a Code of Conduct booklet that contains the values that shape the public sector.