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How to apply

It is very important that you read and understand the information detailed in the ‘Important information for applicants' documents as it contains specific information on:

  • eligibility requirements to apply for roles with the department
  • how to apply online for vacancies listed on Smarts Jobs and Careers
  • selection processes
  • criminal history checks.

The ‘Your career with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ document contains information on the benefits of working for the department, including various employment conditions and entitlements that may be relevant to your employment.

The Capability and Leadership Framework developed by the Public Service Commission will provide you with information on the behaviours and capabilities expected of public service staff.

Are you applying for a role as a child safety officer?

Criminal history checks

Criminal history checks will be undertaken by the department on the preferred applicant(s) being considered for appointment.

You may be required to disclose criminal history (including convictions which are not recorded) and/or charges prior to your engagement with the department. Certain positions may require you to obtain a blue card or a yellow card. A criminal conviction or charge will not automatically exclude you from being considered for employment.