Recruitment process

The standard process for most positions involves:

  • submitting an application
  • interviewing selected candidates to assess suitability for the role.


For all positions at the Cancer Institute NSW applicants must be able to demonstrate in their application that they meet the requirements of the role.

All applications must be submitted through with an up-to-date resume and responses to selection criteria and essential requirements. Applications sent via email or post will no longer be accepted.

Interview and assessment

The recruitment process is conducted by a panel of usually two to three people.

The panel assesses your application against the requirements of the role. Only the most suitable applicants are called for interview and further assessment.

If selected for an interview, you will be asked questions related to the duties of the position. The panel is looking for you to provide relevant examples of work you have undertaken that demonstrate your skill or experience in relation to the question. You will be able to ask questions about the position and provide the panel with more information to support your application.

The number and type of interviews/assessments may vary depending on the role that you are applying for and may include looking at samples of your work, psychometric testing or setting a practical or technical exercise for you to complete.

If you are requested to attend an interview and you have any special needs (for example, wheelchair access to the building or an interpreter for hearing impaired persons) please inform the person who contacted you about the interview.