Privacy policy for job applicants

The Australian Government Department of Human Services complies with the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988.

We comply with the Act in the collection, handling, use and disclosure of personal information. The information in this online form is collected to assist us to determine your suitability for selection for an advertised vacancy. Recruitment details, including resumes, can only be accessed by the candidate or by department staff in relation to the relevant recruitment and selection activity. For example, only the recruitment officer, professional scribe or selection committee members who are conducting the selection process can access your recruitment details. Selection committee members can only access data relating to the recruitment action that they are currently processing.

Applicants are advised that once applications have commenced they may be viewed by us at any stage in the application process. Relevant information may be disclosed to previous employers, educational organisations or other agencies or persons as part of a pre-employment check. The check establishes your identity, eligibility and suitability for employment.

If you are deemed suitable within a 12 month period from the advertisement date, your information may be used for subsequent recruitment processes if a similar position becomes available during that time.

Read more about privacy or request a copy of the full privacy policy at service centre.

Page last updated: 28 July 2016

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