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Attachment A: RecruitAbility

Set out below are the steps generally taken in recruitment processes, with RecruitAbility activities identified in italics.

Identify the vacancy
  • Evaluate the role using the APS or SES work level standards to confirm classification level.
  • Review or develop supporting documentation for the vacancy.
  • Determine if the vacancy is to be notified under RecruitAbility.

Advertise the vacancy
  • Submit vacancy notification to APSjobs ticking the RecruitAbility box under the 'Position Initiatives and Programmes' heading if RecruitAbility is to apply.
  • Include RecruitAbility branding in the notification and in applicant information packs.

Accept applications and assess the suitability of candidates
  • Assess and shortlist candidates as per standard agency process.
  • Review all RecruitAbility candidate applications that were not included in the initial shortlist for satisfaction of minimum requirements.
  • Add RecruitAbility candidates who meet the minimum requirements to the shortlist noting that there must be no displacement of non-RecruitAbility applicants who would otherwise have been shortlisted for further assessment.

Conduct further assessment of all shortlisted candidates
  • Ask all candidates, including those who have opted into RecruitAbility, whether they require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process.
  • The recruitment process proceeds as usual and all candidates are assessed on the basis of merit.
  • Prepare selection report and refer to delegate to make decision.

Make job offer and provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates
  • Agencies should aim to provide good quality feedback to all candidates and in particular to the individuals who applied through RecruitAbility.

  • If the outcome is a promotion, notify in the Public Service Gazette (APSjobs), indicating whether the successful candidate had applied under RecruitAbility.
  • The RecruitAbility status of the candidate will not be published and is collected for statistical purposes only.
Last reviewed: 
29 March 2018