The NSW Government sector recruits employees on the basis of merit. Below is a general guide to the stages involved in the recruitment process. As the purpose of recruitment is to identify the person(s) best suited to the role and the needs of the agency based on merit, not all applicants will progress through all stages. For information about the recruitment process specific to the role you’re applying for, please review the job advertisement and, if required, seek advice from the nominated contact person.
The NSW Government sector is committed to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive. This means that only persons from under-represented groups may be eligible to apply for some roles, or different steps may be used to recruit persons from under-represented groups. If this is the case, we will make this clear in the job advertisement.
Given the high number of applications received for some roles as well as our commitment to employment practices that are fair, responsive and inclusive, the time for recruitment does vary and can occasionally take longer than expected.
For more information on public service recruitment process visit iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.