How to apply
How to apply for a position and submit your application
It is important to read the entire Information Package before commencing your application. You are also encouraged to contact the enquiry officer to discuss the position. Your application for the position should be concise and complete as it will be initially assessed on the information requested and provided by you.
Of particular importance is your response to the position selection criteria (Section 2). You should read these carefully and demonstrate in your answer your qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience.
When you have completed your application, please refer back to this section and check off from the list below all essential documentation to be included:
- Job Application Form, including reading and signing the Consent to Employment Screening and Prohibited Employment Declaration forms
- Selection Criteria – Section 2 Resume/Curriculum Vitae Certified copies of qualifications and academic transcripts (if requested in the Selection Criteria)
- Any additional documentation you feel will support your application
Electronic submission of applications is preferred, however your application can be submitted via one of the following methods
Ensure applications are marked “Confidential” and addressed to:
Regional Human Resources
TAFE NSW - New England Institute
Janison StreetTamworth NSW 2340
Applications should be stapled or clipped in the top left hand corner (please do not supply binders or folders)
You can deliver your application directly to Regional Human Resources at the above address (A Block).
Applications received via post, TAFE applications (email@example.com) or in person will not be acknowledged unless you expressly request it.
Applications must be submitted by the advertised closing date/time.It is important to contact the Recruitment Team, Regional Human Resources if you require an extension for a valid reason prior to the closing date. Your request will be assessed in consultation with the selection panel convenor. Please do not assume that you will be automatically granted an extension.
All positions within the Department of Education and Training - New England Region and TAFE NSW - New England Institute are governed by employment legislation, awards and departmental policy and procedures. Specifically, DET and NEI has been identified as a child-related employer and as such are managed by procedures that reflect the Department’s legislative responsibilities and demonstrate its commitment to protect the safety and wellbeing of students and to support the work of employees working with children and young people in an educational setting.
Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998
This Act aims to prevent a prohibited person from gaining or remaining in specific types of child-related employment. Under this Act
- It is mandatory for any person working in, or seeking to work in child-related employment, to declare that they are not a prohibited person (i.e. a person who has been convicted of a serious sex offence or a Registrable Person) by completing a Prohibited Employment Declaration before commencing work with children.
- It is an offence for a prohibited person to apply for, undertake or remain in child-related employment.
Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998
This Act establishes the Commission for Children and Young People as an independent organisation and sets out employment screening processes for people commencing paid child-related employment.
Employment screening is a formal process to assess a person’s suitability to undertake work that involves contact with children where that contact is not directly supervised. It involves a national check for relevant criminal records and a check for relevant apprehended violence orders.
In some circumstances interview expenses will be paid for you to attend Institute locations for interview and testing.
Permanent and temporary DET/TAFE staff; and Part-Time Casual Teachers, Special Programs Coordinators and Counsellors called for interview for full time positions are eligible for interview expenses.
If applying for a permanent or temporary vacancy (for 12 months or more), expenses can be negotiated using the most economical form of transport.
Payment of expenses must be negotiated with Regional Human Resources prior to attending a trade test or interview, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (02) 6768 2046.
Recommended applicants for permanent appointments are required to undertake a health assessment. There are different categories of health assessment, depending on the type of position. DET/TAFE will only be provided with advice on your fitness for the position - information you disclose at your assessment will remain confidential.
EEO Data (NSW Public Sector Workforce Profile Data Collection)
The Premier’s Department maintains a public sector Workforce Profile by undertaking an annual collection of data about the characteristics of public sector employees. The Workforce Profile will assist decision-making, policy development, and workforce planning at sector and agency levels.
Confidentiality and Privacy
The Premier's Department has developed formal arrangements to ensure that the Workforce Profile data are managed in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998.
If you prefer your data to be excluded from the Workforce Profile, or if you have any inquiries, please contact Human Resource Planning Unit on 02 9561 8818 or (02) 9561 8310.