Applicant information

The following information describes how to apply for a job and the selection process.

How to apply for a job

Before applying for a position please read the application instructions on the job advert. The job advert will have an application information package that details the process

Applicants are often advised to write a statement addressing the selection criteria and provide a detailed curriculum vitae which summarises your experience and how you can meet the position requirements.

Please ensure you allow enough time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online. 

Selection process

Assessment of eligibility

WA Health is unable to offer an employment contract without:

  • appropriate residency and immigration approvals
  • professional registration (if applicable)
  • suitable evidence of identity.

Assessment of written applications

A selection panel considers each application against the selection criteria.

The most competitive applicants are invited to undergo a further selection process.


Interview panels will usually consist of 3 people.

All interview questions will relate to the selection criteria for the advertised position. Every interviewee will be asked the same questions.

All applicants are notified in writing of the panel’s decision after the recommendation is endorsed.


Unsuccessful applicants may lodge a breach claim if they consider the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Standard was breached.

Successful applicants

Successful applicants are offered employment subject to successful completion of:

  • a 4 day breach period
  • verification of qualifications and certificates
  • criminal record screen
  • pre-employment health screen
  • working with children check (if applicable).
Last reviewed: 23-09-2021
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