Psychometric Testing in the Recruitment Process

Our agency is conducting a review of its recruitment process and is looking to the possibility of integrating psychometric testing into our assessment of candidates. I was wondering if anyone is currently doing this or has any experiences/views that they think might be helpful in considering this approach?

Kind Regards

Jarrod Lee | Talent & Systems Officer

People & Culture

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

GPO Box 3262,  Sydney  NSW  2001  Australia

P: +61 2 6770 2350

POsition description chief data officer

Hi all


Happy New Year.

Would any small agency have a recent Position description for a Chief Data Officer role at the Exec Level 2 or SES Band 1 that they would be able to share. Please email if you can assist.

With thanks


Feedback on Entry Level Programs – University Level, Traineeships and Cadetships

Geoscience Australia is going through a process to refresh and review our approach to entry programs, including university level, traineeships and cadets. We are seeking feedback from members in relation to:

  • Broad experience in implementing and running Entry Level Programs, including any learnings, successful outcomes and challenges that we should be aware of
  • Have there been any innovative practices in assessing graduate candidates and what are some of the lessons, successful outcomes and challenges
  • What has been members experience with cadetship programs that have been implemented successfully; are any policies or guidelines that could be shared with Geoscience Australia



Dan Egan (he/him)  |  Manager
Culture and Engagement  |  Human Resources  |  Corporate Division

t +61 2 6249 5824

Request for Recruitment Policies

National Blood Authority are going to develop a recruitment policy and are curious to see what others may have. If you have a policy you’re willing to share please contact me.



Michael Lamont
Senior HR Adviser
People and Communications
National Blood Authority
+61 2 6151 5149

Entry Level Program policies, procedures or frameworks

The Australian Public Service Commission would like to hear from agencies able to share their Entry Level Program policies, procedures or frameworks.

Please email your documents or contact details to and the team will get in touch.

Entry Level Indigenous Traineeships guide

I’d love to hear from anyone who has a guide on entry level indigenous traineeships.

Many thanks,

Stacey Colyer at NFSA

Employee Value Proposition (EVP) development

Hi Members

I am keen to make contact with any agencies who have recently reviewed / updated / developed their EVP – either in house or outsourced. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

I can be contacted at

Kind regards

Aimee Church

PArtnering with universities (PhD)

Hi Members

The MDBA  is keen to make contact with any small agency who has entered into partnerships/sponsorships  with  universities for students undertaking  PhDs in particular fields.

Any information you are willing to share would be greatly appreciated. Please contact

Kind regards


Request for onboarding surveys

Hi SAF members,

I am updating CASA’s onboarding survey and am wondering if organisations are able to send me their onboarding/entry surveys for reference.

I’m also interested to know if onboarding surveys are issued during the 1st week, 3month or 6month mark.

Thank you.

Kind Regards,

Fatima Lay
Workforce Planning
People and Capability Branch
CASA\Corporate Services

elearning – recruitment best practice

Austrade is interested in hearing from agencies who have developed recruitment best practice education tools and/or developed a self help elearning modules to educate hiring managers/selection panels on merit, recruitment myths, transparency, diversity & inclusion and unconscious bias.

We are looking at just in time education rather than mandatory compliance refresher training.

Please contact