Pre-employment Checks

Throughout the recruitment process, St Andrew’s will undertake a number of pre-employment assessments as further outlined below:

  • Reference checks

    St Andrew’s will only ever contact referees with your permission. We ask that you provide details of at least two direct managers who will be best placed to provide feedback on your past performance (rather than colleagues or those reporting into you).

  • Right to work in Australia

    To work at St Andrew’s candidates must hold Australian citizenship or be eligible to work in Australia with a valid visa. All successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of this prior to commencement which will be verified with the Department of Home Affairs.

    Sponsorship of skilled employees or employment of a temporary visa holder may occur; this is managed on a case-by-case basis and as per Immigration Department requirements, only occurs if there are no suitable permanent residents or citizens for consideration.

  • Pre-employment medical assessment

    As part of the process, you may be asked to attend an appointment with our provider, Jobfit, to ascertain your suitability for the position.

  • Immunisation for health care workers

    There is a potential for health care workers to be exposed to and transmit vaccine preventable diseases such as hepatitis B, influenza, measles, rubella, mumps, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis if they are not immune. St Andrew's Human Resources team will assist all new healthcare workers to ensure they are up to date with their immunisations on commencement.

  • Working With Children Check / Criminal History Screening

    Criminal history screening is an assessment of information obtained about you to determine whether you may pose a risk to a particular group of people in a professional or volunteer environment.

    All preferred applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have undergone an appropriate relevant history screening assessment / criminal history check – please note the type of clearance required is determined by your intended work area.

    As St Andrew’s is a Child Safe Environment, all staff likely to come into contact with children, or supervise those who do, are required to maintain a current South Australian Working With Children Check from Screening SA at all times.

    For staff of St Andrew’s working in other areas with no likely contact, we require a satisfactory National Criminal History Check which can be obtained via  if you do not have one or it is over 3 years’ old.