Where are Royal Botanic Gardens job vacancies advertised?
Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG) job vacancies are advertised on the RBG website on the Job Opportunities page and on the Victorian Government Careers website www.careers.vic.gov.au. Job vacancies may also be advertised in The Age newspaper, the MyCareer website, or environmental and scientific websites or journals.
What is the recruitment process?
All applications are reviewed. Applicants who most closely meet the key selection criteria will be shortlisted for a first interview. Applicants who most closely meet the key selection criteria in the first interview will then be shortlisted for a panel interview. Reference checking will be undertaken following the panel interview. If reference checks prove satisfactory, a job offer will be made to the successful applicant. Pre-employment checks may also be required, depending on the requirements of the position.
Do I need to be an Australian citizen to be eligible to apply for a position at the RBG?
All applicants for ongoing positions, either full-time or part-time, must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status. Generally, applicants for fixed-task, fixed-term or casual positions do not need to be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency status however they must have a valid work visa with an appropriate duration.
Does the RBG maintain a register of resumes?
No - the RBG does not maintain a register of resumes. Please refer to the Job Opportunities page for details of RBG vacancies and apply for any current vacancies that you are interested in.
What are key selection criteria?
Key selection criteria are the criteria against which suitability, for the position, will be assessed.
Do I need to address all key selection criteria?
Yes - you must address all key selection criteria in the advertised vacancy.
Will my application be acknowledged?
Yes - you will receive an acknowledgement of your application.
Will I be notified if I have an interview?
In line with common business practice, you will not be notified unless your application has resulted in you being shortlisted for an interview.
When will I know if I have an interview?
Generally, you will be advised if you have an interview within 2 weeks of the closing date for applications.
Will I need to undergo a 'Pre-employment Check' at the RBG?
Pre-employment checks are mandatory for some positions at the RBG for various reasons. These checks may include; Pre-employment Medical Screening, Police Records Check or Working with Children Check (WWC Check).
Will I need to undergo 'Pre-employment Medical Screening' at the RBG?
Successful candidates for Horticultural or Infrastructure roles will be requested to undergo 'Pre-employment Medical Screening' to identify the reasonable adjustments that are required in order to perform the inherent requirements of the role.
Will I need to undergo a ‘Police Records Check’ at the RBG?
Successful candidates for positions at the RBG that have been identified as likely to handle cash or otherwise have access to RBG funds may be required to undergo a 'Police Records Check'.
Will I need to undergo a 'Working with Children Check' at the RBG?
Successful candidates for positions that have been identified to be engaged in “child related work” will need to undergo a 'Working with Children Check'.
How many reference checks does the RBG conduct?
The RBG will conduct a minimum of 2 professional reference checks.
Who can be a referee?
The RBG prefers professional referees who have been a manager or supervisor of the applicant within the last 3 years.
Does the RBG offer horticultural apprenticeships?
Horticultural apprenticeships at the RBG are managed through external providers. If you are interested in an apprenticeship at Melbourne Gardens (South Yarra) please contact Michael McNabb on (03) 9252 2300, for an apprenticeship at Cranbourne Gardens please contact John Arnott on (03) 5990 2200.
Does the RBG offer work experience opportunities for secondary school students?
No - the RBG does not offer work experience opportunities.
Does the RBG offer vacation work opportunities for secondary school students?
No - the RBG does not offer vacation work opportunities.
Does the RBG offer vacation placements for tertiary students?
The RBG does, from time to time, offer vacation placements for tertiary students. These are advertised on the Job Opportunities page and on selected tertiary institution websites.
Last updated 23 Nov 2010