Application and Interview Process

The Selection Process

How To Apply

To apply for a position with Western Sydney University, you first need to register your details via the online recruitment system. Select the position you wish to apply for, select 'Begin' and follow the steps.

To start your application, select 'Begin' and follow the steps. You can save your application at any stage and return to complete and submit it at any point prior to the application closing date.

Addressing Selection Criteria

During the application process, you will be asked to address the position's selection criteria.

The selection panel use the selection criteria to learn more about your experience and how it relates to the role. When applying for a position, you are encouraged to demonstrate how your skills and experience relate to the selection criteria by providing relevant examples. It is not sufficient to simply state that you possess certain skills or experience.

Effectively demonstrating that you meet all of the essential criteria will increase your chances of being invited for an interview.

Selection Panel

A Selection Panel is formed to assess the comparative merit of each applicant and shortlist the applicants with the strongest merit to be interviewed. These applicants are then called for further assessment, generally through an interview with the selection panel. The panel  will consist of three or more members.

The panel may use a number of methods to assess your ability to perform the job including interview questions.  The panel may also request a presentation, work samples, tests, reports from referees and records checks.

Unsuccessful applicants (who will not be provided the opportunity to interview) will be notified in writing. We encourage you to refresh your job alert profile in order to receive email notification of any available opportunities.

The Interview

If you are successful in obtaining an interview, you will be contacted and advised of the time and location of your interview.

At the interview, a selection panel will ask questions related to the requirements of the position. Prior to the interview, consider your answers to some of the questions you feel may be asked.

You may be asked to make a brief presentation to the panel. If this is the case, avoid complex subject matter or detailed slide presentations.  You will be provided with ample time to prepare a presentation for the interview.

The interview is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about the position, the work unit, and the University.

After the Interview

After the interviews, the Selection Panel will consider all interviewees and select the candidate with the strongest merit. After the selection has been approved, either the Hiring Manager or the Recruiter will contact the recommended applicant and advise them of the outcome of the interview. This will be followed by a written offer which is valid for 10 days.

If you are unsuccessful, we invite you to use your active registration in the careers website to refresh your job alert profile so that you receive email notification of any future opportunities.

Information Session

An information session has been designed to assist applicants specifically for the Academic Decasualisation Program.

If you require assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team.