Checks we need to make

Checks we need to make

When you apply for a job, we need to check you’re suitable for the role and eligible to work.

Eligibility to work in Australia

  • We'll check that you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident.
  • If you hold a visa that allows you to work and you have applied for an ongoing position, you can only be considered for a fixed-term period of employment that does not exceed your current visa term.

Previous Victorian public sector redundancy

  • We cannot re-employ anyone who has received a redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the last three years.

Your values

Police records

  • For certain jobs, we may need to conduct a police check for relevant criminal history.
  • If you’ve lived overseas in the last 10 years, we’ll need to do an international police check.

Working with Children Check status

  • All jobs that have contact with children require you to have a Working with Children Check.
  • If you have a current Working with Children Check, we’ll verify that status. If not, we’ll ask your permission to create one.

Driver licence

  • If the job you're applying for needs a driver’s licence, we’ll check you have one.

Qualification / registration / certification

  • Some jobs may require a certain qualification, registration or certification. If so, we’ll run checks to verify those, including viewing original documents at an interview.


  • If you are the preferred candidate for a job, we’ll contact the referees provided in your application. This is to verify that what you’ve said is truthful and accurate.