WALGA makes every effort to ensure that the right individual is chosen for the advertised vacancy. As such we employ a range of methods (as listed below) to assist with the selection process. Decisions are based on the outcomes of these methods taken with the submitted application. Reference checks may be conducted at any time during the process.

Selection for Interview

A shortlist of applicants for interview will be chosen by a selection panel. These applicants will have successfully demonstrated that they meet the requirements for the position. Shortlisting may take up to two weeks after the closing date.

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview. All interview questions will be based on the selection criteria for the position and in most cases, will be given to you shortly before the interview.

Unsuccessful applicants at this stage will be notified in writing. If you do not receive any correspondence from WALGA within five weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was unsuccessful in this instance.

Applicants with special requirements, such as wheelchair access, are requested to inform the officer when asked to attend for an interview.

During the Interview

Each interview will be conducted by an interview panel and each applicant will be assessed in the same manner. The aim is to obtain examples of past situations that actually occurred, how the situation was handled and the outcome of the action taken.

During the interview, panel members will take notes and assess your answers to questions.

Do not assume that each panel member knows your suitability for the role, even though you may have worked with them, or have previous experience in the position you have applied for.

Should you not understand a question asked during the interview please seek clarification prior to providing a reply. Feel free to ask questions of the panel relevant to the position and the Association, as the interview is a two-way communication process.

Some interviews have a presentation component, if this is the case you will be informed when invited to attend.

Additional Assessments

In some instances a second informal interview may be required.

Preferred applicants may be required to undertake a pre-employment medical to determine the applicant’s suitability to carry out the inherent requirements of the position description.

Applicants may be asked to complete an online psychometric assessment. 

Interview Outcomes

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a few weeks of the interview. The successful candidate will be offered the position verbally from the panel Chairperson while unsuccessful candidates will be notified in writing. If requested, the panel Chairperson will provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants who received an interview, indicating the reasons why their application was not successful. If you do not receive any correspondence from WALGA within five weeks of the interview, please assume that your application was unsuccessful in this instance.