How To Apply

Wuchopperen Health Service (Wuchopperen) endorses a recruitment process which is based on merit, transparency and equity. Wuchopperen is committed to recruiting employees who possess the qualities and qualifications which best meet the requirements of the position. Recruitment is based on selecting the person who demonstrates the ability, knowledge and skills, as assessed through a fair and open process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for vacant positions.

This information is to assist intending applicants in preparing an application for advertised positions. Applicants are requested to include the following information in their application:

1. Covering Job Application Cover Sheet

  • Complete the job application cover sheet.
  • Include your name, address and telephone contact (including preferred contact number).
  • State the position name that you are applying for in the subject line of the letter.

2. Selection Criteria Statement

  • Refer to the Position Description for the list of key selection criteria for the position. Short-listing for interview is based on your knowledge, skills and abilities meeting the selection criteria.
  • Respond to each selection criteria by providing details such as your abilities, experience and achievements. Include examples, dates and other information you consider to be relevant. (Applicants who do not address each selection criteria will not be eligible for interview).

3. Identified Positions

An “Identified” role is a position that has a genuine occupational requirement for the position be filled by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person, as permitted by and arguable under Section 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991). Please provide one written reference from an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander referee who can confirm:

  • That you are of Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent,
  • You identify as Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person, and
  • An Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander community accepts you as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person.

4. Specified Positions

Specified” positions are open to all candidates who are able to demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For a specified position, you are required to provide a written reference from an Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander person who can support your ability to meet stipulated selection criteria.

5. Essential Qualifications

Where a position requires a specific qualification such as a health professional role, you are required to provide a certified copy of the qualification at the time of application. If a certified copy of your qualification is not provided, you will not be eligible for interview.

6. Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Your resume should contain a summary of your work history, including the most recent position held.

Outline your educational achievements and qualifications held, including date of issue.

Please do not send original documents with your application (e.g. certificates or references) and do not use folders or bind your application.

7. Provide Two Work Related Referees

At least two professional referees should be nominated, together with details of their current positions and phone numbers on which they may be contacted. No contact will be made without your prior approval.

Applicants who provide personal information of referees (such as names and contact details) must advise that their personal information will be supplied to Wuchopperen. Applicants must ensure that each nominated referee agrees to the applicant providing such information to Wuchopperen.

8. Closing Date and Submission Details

The closing date for applications is noted on the position description and job application cover sheet.

Applications addressing the key selection criteria and enclosing a current resume, together with a certified copy of a required qualification, should be addressed to:

Human Resources Officer
Wuchopperen Health Service
PO Box 878

Applications may be sent electronically in Word or Adobe Acrobat format (with the position title in the subject line of the email) to

9. Recruitment and Selection Process

Applications will be acknowledged by email or letter. Please allow up to 1 week from the position closing date for your acknowledgement email or letter to be issued.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted usually by telephone. You will be contacted on the preferred number nominated. Please allow up to 3 weeks from the position closing date to receive notification of your short-listing status.

Reference checking will be undertaken following interviews for applicant / s selected as suitable for the position.

All unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome of the process in writing.

10. Privacy of Personal Information

Wuchopperen is committed to compliance with privacy legislation. Personal information provided is used for recruitment and selection processes to assist the application for employment and, if successful, will be kept on the employee’s personnel file. If unsuccessful, personal information will be destroyed within 3 months.