From time to time you may find that you need to move on from your current position or you are looking for the first role since completing your studies. Past the application and general HR processes of interviews, reference checks and so on there is also some other requirements most organisations will require from you prior to offering the position to you and/or the commencement of the role.
The purpose of having these additional checks is to ensure that management has a copy on file, verify you are fit for the role and are able to fulfill the expectations, as well as verifying all the details on your resume and application are true and correct. It is a safeguard for you and your prospective new employer.
Medical checks and immunization records
All employees of a company will be asked to submit some sort of medical check prior to the commencement of employment to verify the ability to carry out and fulfill their duties.
Additionally, more recently most organisations will ask request a immunization record.
The cost of the medical examination is expected to be covered as part of your pre-employment requirements.
Working with children check
It is mandatory to hold or have applied for a WWCC with proof of receipt of application on commencement of employment. Once the card has been obtained it must be provided for the employer to take a copy. In the NT it is an Ochre Card. This is at the cost of yourself but is able to be claimed back at tax time.
National Police Clearance
This is a clearance which access information about you across all states and territories within Australia and will display all releasable court outcomes as well as show if there are any pending.
This generally accompanies the WWCC to ensure coverage and that there are no convictions that may affect your potential employment.
Most often all new employees will be asked to provide copies of identification to be held on their personnel file. This can include passport, drivers’ licence, citizenship certificate, proof of age card, etc.
Original qualifications may need to be cited to take a copy of to hold on your personnel file.
Upon commencement HR will require a number of completed documents aside from the above items to be provided.
These will include:
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