How to join our team


Good job applications make a positive impression and can lead to an interview or further assessment. Don’t apply just for the sake of it - a government job application addressing each selection criteria is a solid piece of work - and it takes time and commitment.

Select the right job for you and prepare a strong (and accurate) application highlighting your skills, abilities and experience, and how these meet the requirements of the job. Your application will be assessed on the basis of merit. It is important to provide all the information specified.

Use the STAR method for your application and interview: 

S Situation  Where and when did you do it?
T Task What was your role?
A Action What did you do and how did you do it?
R Result What did you achieve, or what was the end result? 


Important note: Refer to the closing date and time for each job advertisement and ensure you submit your application before this closing time. All closing times are based on (AEDT) and applications are accepted online. 


Shortlisted applicants are contacted by phone and email 

If you are not shortlisted for an interview you will be informed by email 



There are usually 3 people on the interview panel

Interviews can be held face to face or virtually via Zoom 

If a face-to-face interview is needed it will be arranged under our COVID Safe plan

Ensure you are prepared for your interview, read the position description and be ready to talk about your skills and experience in similar work situations 

Make sure you are familiar with our values and think about how you will add to our culture 

Virtual Interviews

You will need a computer with a webcam, headphones and a microphone.

Check your internet connection and equipment beforehand


Background Checks

Health assessments – your fitness is assessed against the job requirements

Drug and alcohol testing is a part of this process  (a positive test result means the recruitment process ends and your application will not be considered).

National Police Check 

VEVO Check 

Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Other position specific checks 

Reference Checks (minimum 2 and should ideally be your current and most recent supervisor.


Accepting your offer

If successful, we will call you with the good news! 

On acceptance of our offer our induction program commences and introduces you to life at SMRC. It includes;

- Our code of conduct 

- Workplace behaviour 

- Work, Health & Safety