Employment Procedure

At the Western Sydney MRC, staff is employed under an Equal Employment Opportunity policy. All applicants are assessed under the same criteria and via the same process.  

An employment subcommittee will convene and follow the following process:   

  1. Cull the applications according to the identified selection criteria. Applicants will not be interviewed if they do not meet the essential criteria. Depending on the number and quality of applicants, the desirable criteria may be considered. In cases of an extremely large number of applicants meeting the desirable and essential criteria, the panel will select the applicant who meet the criteria best.
  2. Applicant selected will be interviewed. All selected applicants will be asked the same questions.
  3. Depending on the position, each candidate may be asked to participate in a short test assessing specific criteria (for example–a typing test, writing skills or computer skills).
  4. Referees of the best applicant/s will be contacted.
  5. Employment panel will identify successful candidate and conditions of offer of employment (i.e. wages, probation period).
  6. Convener of the panel will make an offer of employment to the successful candidate, initially by phone and subsequently in writing.
  7. Unsuccessful candidates will be informed in writing.