Step 3. Merit-based recruitment stages


Supervised verification test

Candidates who meet the physical requirements at the PAT will be invited to attend a supervised test session to verify their original cognitive ability test results. These sessions will be held at FRNSW Headquarters at Greenacre.

Review of video interview

Candidates’ video interview responses are assessed by a selection panel.

Merit selection will determine which candidates progress to the next stage.

Assessment Centre


Candidates will face questions from four different two-person panels to ensure divergent opinions determine the best candidates for the role regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexuality.

Group Activity

This exercise will assess your effectiveness at working within a team.

Written Task

A written based activity designed to assess your written communication skills.

Merit selection will determine the best candidates to move forward to the next recruitment stage

Employment Checks

Employment checks will be undertaken following interview and include:

  • Reference checks – referees should be a supervisor/manager within a work environment.
  • Conduct and Service Checks – NSW Government employees only.
  • Driving history check – this information will be requested at the interview stage.
  • Criminal Records Check – this information will be requested after being cleared medically fit.