Application Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in employment at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service.

Employment opportunities at BRHS are competitive. Your application is a vital part of your job search and it is in your best interests to submit a well thought out, tailored application as per the requirements of the recruitment process at BRHS.

The following information is provided to inform applicants about our recruitment process.

1.  The Application Process

Review the advertisement and full position description

The position description is an attachment to the advertisement and contains important and detailed information about the role. It is recommended to review all the information available to you, paying particular attention to the role responsibilities, the position requirements and the key selection criteria to ensure the role is a good fit for you.  Don’t hesitate to make contact with the Hiring Manager if you have any questions about the vacancy.

Develop your application

Your application should include a covering letter, resume and response to key selection criteria which is listed in the position description.

Click on the links below to view tips on developing each document.

Submit your application

Your application documents should be converted to pdf files and submitted online via the vacancy listed on the BRHS careers page. The BRHS online application process is integrated with the Victorian Government Careers portal which requires you to register as a user to submit your application.

Please complete the online application form and attach your documents. A maximum of 5 documents can be uploaded with a combined file size not exceeding 2 MB.  If you are having trouble with this system, please call the Victorian Government Contact Centre directly on 1300 366 356 for assistance.

Applications must be submitted by midnight of the publicised closing date.

2.  The Selection Process

Applications are reviewed

Upon the application closing date, all applications are reviewed by a selection panel. Applications will be assessed against the key selection criteria of the position.

Applicants are shortlisted

Once all applications have been assessed, a shortlist of applicants will be determined for interview. These shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone for attendance at an interview.  Attendance in person is preferable, however if this is not possible then participation in a skype interview is required.


Participation in an interview is a mandatory requirement of the BRHS selection and appointment process. Interview panels at BRHS normally consist of 3 panel members including the Hiring Manager.  BRHS interviews incorporate behavioral based questions where applicants are asked to give specific examples of situations they have experienced.

Additional skill testing is conducted for some roles at BRHS which have key skill requirements that can be tested and verified as part of the interview process. As part of the interview process for administration roles at BRHS, applicants are required to participate in computer based skill testing.  Applicants for traineeship programs at BRHS undergo an aptitude test.

Referee Checks

Following interviews, the Hiring Managers will conduct reference checks on preferred candidates. It is essential that your application includes a minimum of 2 recent, professional referees.  Ideally your referees should be your Manager or Supervisor from your current or most recent work place.

3.  The Appointment Process

Successful Outcome of Application

Once reference checks have been completed, the selection panel will determine a preferred applicant for appointment. The successful candidate will be advised by the Hiring Manager that they are the preferred candidate for the role and that they are now required to complete pre-employment checks.

Pre-Employment Checks

Applicants who have been deemed successful for a position are required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to an official offer of employment. These checks will include a National Criminal History Check, Working with Children Check and a Health Declaration.  These checks will be facilitated by our People and Culture department.  If these checks produce a satisfactory outcome, then a formal offer of employment and employment contract will be issued.

4.  Unsuccessful Outcome

Unsuccessful Outcome of Application

Applicants who have not been shortlisted for an interview will be notified via email once the vacancy has been filled. Please note that on occasions this may not occur until more than four weeks after applications have closed.  Applicants who have attended an interview and have been unsuccessful will be advised by the Hiring Manager by telephone as soon as possible following a verbal acceptance from the successful candidate.