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  • Apply for the Evergreen program

    This information is for people who want to find out how to apply for our Evergreen program.

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    Application process

    The application process includes the following steps:

    • you lodge your application
    • we'll review your application and resume
    • you may be asked to attend an assessment centre. We'll review your results and you may be invited to attend an interview
    • we'll undertake final checks – police check, eligibility for the program
    • if you're found suitable for the program, you'll receive an offer.

    Evergreen program recruitment timeline 26 June 2018 – applications open 28 July 2018 – applications close August 2018 – applications assessed 27 August – 7 September 2018 – interviews September – October 2018 – pre-engagement checks and letter of offer 7 November 2018 – commence employments

    When to lodge

    Applications for the 2018 Evergreen program open 28 June and will close on 26 July 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Lodging your application

    The first stage of the application process is completed online. You will need to provide:

    • contact details
    • work history
    • education details
    • referees
    • confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

    We recommend you have confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent ready when you start your application.

    Once you have lodged your application, you will receive an email confirmation.

    Reviewing your application

    Your online application will be assessed for your eligibility for the program.

    Once your application has been reviewed, you'll receive an email advising you if you have met the requirements to move to the next stage of the recruitment process.

    Assessment centre

    If you progress to the next round, you'll be invited to attend an assessment centre. These will be run mid-August.

    At the assessment centre, you will be tested on your problem solving, communication and computer skills.


    Dependent on your results from the assessment centre, you may be invited to attend an interview. These will be run late August – early September.

    At the interview, you will be assessed on your ability to:

    • adapt to change
    • plan and manage a workload
    • analyse problems and develop practical solutions
    • provide client service
    • build relationships and collaborate
    • communicate.

    Preliminary decision

    At this point, your performance from all assessment stages of the process will be reviewed and your suitability determined.

    Final checks and offer

    We'll conduct a reference check and number of pre-employment checks – eg police clearance. Any offer of employment will be subject to the results of these enquiries being satisfactory.

    If everything is okay, you'll then be able to accept the formal offer and start your career with us in early November 2018.

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    Last modified: 27 Jun 2018QC 49436