How to apply

You can apply for all positions online via the Queensland Government’s SmartJobs website.

Applying via SmartJobs allows you to:

  • track the progress of your application
  • setup a job alert to notify you of relevant vacancies
  • update your personal details if they change after you have submitted your application; and
  • withdraw your application if you wish

Please ensure you submit your application by midnight of the closing date. Late applications cannot be lodged online. Acceptance of a late application is at the discretion of the selection panel and may only be considered upon approval from the nominated contact officer. Late applications must include a completed ‘Application Form’.

Further information for international applicants

International applicants are welcome to apply for positions and Children’s Health Queensland is able to offer sponsorship, however candidates need to be aware of any necessary visa requirements if applying from overseas. Further information and requirements for international applicants.

If you have completed your qualification overseas, you may need to have this assessed to determine an equivalent Australian qualification. For further information contact the Overseas Qualification Recognition Unit.

Information package for Applicants

The application process can vary depending on the role. Ensure you carefully read the role description as it will detail what is required to apply for a job.

The online application process will require you to input information and attach supporting documentation as follows:

  • personal details (mandatory)
  • Australian work status (mandatory)
  • resumé (mandatory)
  • written statement or cover letter (mandatory, if requested)
  • referees (optional, at the application stage)
  • other information (optional, you will be asked to provide EEO information).

Certain roles within in Children’s Health Queensland will have mandatory qualifications and professional registration that are outlined in the position description.

You are not required to provide evidence of qualifications or registration when you submit you application. Documentary evidence will be required if you are the successful applicant and form part of the pre-employment checking process.

Applications are assessed on merit (how your skills, experience, qualifications, knowledge, abilities and personal qualities will meet the requirements of the job, compared to other applicants) in a way that is:

  • fair and free from bias
  • consistent with the principles of employment equity and anti-discrimination
  • systematic and appropriate for the role.

An applicant’s previous employment and the extent to which they have the potential for development are also considered.

The selection panel will review the information provided in the application process such as your resume and written statement. Applicants who best meet the requirements of the role are shortlisted for further assessment. If you are shortlisted, the selection panel will contact you to organise a time to undertake further assessment.

Following the shortlisting process, the selection panel can use different techniques to further assess your suitability for a role against other applicants. Assessment methods used by Children’s Health Queensland can vary depending on the role but can consist of the following:

  • interview (including telephone interview if relevant)
  • work samples
  • work based demonstrations or presentations
  • referee reports
  • psychometric testing
  • or other relevant selection technique.
You will be required to nominate names of at least two referees. Where possible, at least one of your referees should be a person that can attest to your performance and conduct in the workplace (preferably your current supervisor). If you have not had any recent work experience then you can provide another relevant referee, for example, if you have undertaken any volunteer work. If you have not been in the workforce, you will not be disadvantaged because you do not have a current or recent past supervisor. The selection panel will not contact any referees without your consent.

Relocation assistance for interstate and overseas candidates can be offered dependent on the role and at the discretion of the Hiring Manager. If assistance is to be requested this should be done at the interview stage with the Hiring Manager.

If approved, CHQ can offer assistance with most travel, accommodation and removal expenses. More information can be given during the recruitment process.

Further information

t: 07 3069 7051 or International +61 7 3069 7051
(applications should not be sent to this address)

Nursing jobs at Queensland Children’s Hospital

We are always happy to discuss opportunities with potential candidates so please feel free to contact us with any questions about roles or your own nursing career. For international callers, please note that there is a time difference. If you are calling out of office hours, please leave a message or feel free to email.

t: 07 3068 3397 or International +61 7 3068 3397

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Further information links

Interview tips

How to write a resume and cover letter

Visa and sponsorships

Assessment of clinical knowledge and skills

Current jobs

Nursing graduates

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

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