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Applying for a Position

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Your application

The Western NSW Local Health District uses an online recruitment system known as eRecruit. Your application will be submitted through the system portal. As part of this process you will need to register for an account. You will use this account to manage your eRecruit profile and your application. 

A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to apply.

It is important to prepare a comprehensive application demonstrating why you believe you are the best person for the position, as it will be used to decide whether you get an interview. Your application should include your claims against the selection criteria, your resume/CV and any additional information requested. 


Before completing your application, you should take the following steps:

  1. Read the advertisement and Position Description carefully so that you are fully informed of the requirements of the position. Make note of anything you don’t understand and need to ask about.
  2. Telephone or email the contact person mentioned in the advertisement and ask them any questions you may have to clarify your understanding of the role.
  3. Other preparation – You might consider researching any relevant information to the job opportunity (such information on the directorate the position is in ) and the organisation (such as our publications and reports) by reviewing the Western NSW Local Health District website.
  4. Finally, before submitting your application, remember to proofread it. Ensure you have addressed all of the selection criteria and spell check for spelling and grammatical errors. 

Completing the application

This is an important step. You will either complete your application online or submit a hard copy. This will include an application for employment and a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria in addition to the documents outlined in the attached checklist. Whether you will be applying online or submitting a hard copy application, your preparation will involve: 

  • completing the application form 
  • addressing the selection criteria 
  • completing all relevant consent forms 
  • attaching your resume/CV 


When applying online ensure you print the Application and NSW Health Consent Forms as these forms will be required if you are called for an interview.​​