Applying for a position

You must apply for a postion through our website and complete the online application form.

At the end of this form it will allow you to upload your resume and cover letter.  Your cover letter should introduce yourself and contain supporting information directly relating to the position you are applying for. Some position require you to address the selection criteria, this refers to the ‘Essential Criteria’ and ‘Desirable Criteria’ in that particular advertisement. Please make sure that you read the advertisement carefully for the full requirements.

Please check the closing date of the position stated in the advertisement. Late or Pro-forma applications will not be accepted.

If you have any queries regarding the position, please contact our Recruitment Officer on 9473 5450 or recruitment@senses.org.au


Your application

Your application should demonstrate how you meet all the essential selection criteria. It is extremely important that you include information about your previous experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications that make you a suitable applicant. The information you provide will be used by a selection panel to determine suitability for an interview. Please ensure that you are referencing the correct job in your resume and cover letter.


What happens to my application once received?

If you have completed the application on-line you will receive a return email acknowledging receipt of your application.

Once applications have closed on a vacant position a selection panel will be formed from staff within our organisation. However, there are times when ‘expert’ assistance from outside the organisation is called upon. The selection panel will review all applications and determine those most suitable for an interview. This process can take up to two weeks and you will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview.


Interview requirements

Applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be required to obtain a current (less than 6 months old) National Police Certificate. Applicants who reach this stage and will be working with children will also be required to obtain a Working With Children Check. This criteria will be listed within the Duty Statement and/or a representative from Senses Australia will inform you during the interview process.


National Police Certificate

A National Police Certificate lists your disclosable criminal history, recorded in any Australian police jurisdiction. If you require this certificate, applications can be made through Senses Australia’s Human Resources (preferred) or alternatively at selected Australia Post Offices. Suitable identification must be provided.


Working with Children Check

All staff involved in child related work must have a current Working With Children’s Check. Application forms can be obtained from the Senses Human Resources or alternatively at selected Australia Post Offices. Please note that Senses Australia (“employer”) must complete a section of the form prior to you submitting it. Applications are lodged at an Australia Post Office once completed.

Please note: A National Police Certificate is not a substitute for a WWC or vice versa, both are required if the position requires individuals to working with people under the age of 18 years.


No Vacant Positions Advertised

If there are no vacant positions advertised, you can still send us your details through one of our ‘Expressions of Interest’ advertisements. Please check our ‘Current Vacancies’ page for these advertisements.

More Information

For further information on the application process please contact Senses Australia’s Human Resources on (08) 9473 5450 or recruitment@senses.org.au