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Advertising of Vacancies

Current vacancies are always advertised on our website.  We may also advertise:

  • in the careers section of Ballarat’s The Courier newspaper;
  • in other regional newspapers;
  • on and;
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  • via social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.

Application Requirements

  1. Carefully review the advertisement and the Position Description for the role you are interested in.
  2. Prepare a cover letter including a response to the application questions (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Update your Resume.
  4. Click on the ‘Apply Now” button against the relevant role.  This will take you to the applicant portal where you must follow the prompts to complete your application.

Applications must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .jpg formats to be considered.

If you experience difficulty lodging your application or obtaining a copy of the position description, please email [email protected] or call a member of the People & Culture team on (03) 5337 3333 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Mandatory Checks

Cafs is a child safe organisation.  To ensure ongoing safety towards children across all areas of our organisation we require all our people (employees, volunteers – including Board members, student placements, contractors etc.) and applicants for any of these roles to undertake all of the following mandatory checks:

  • A satisfactory clearance of a current Police Record Check (category: employment – working with children). We understand that people can make mistakes and turn their lives around.  In these circumstances, we ask applicants to be open, honest and upfront.  We will keep these discussions confidential and discuss the process in these situations;
  • Satisfactory clearance of an International Police Check (where a person has lived overseas for more 12 months in the last 10 years);
  • A current Working with Children Check (for employees Category: employment – working with children) under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005;
  • A current Working with Children Check (for volunteers Category: volunteering – working with children) under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005;
  • A minimum of three (3) referees from direct line managers and/or supervisors. Cafs understands that this may not be possible for graduates, people returning to the workforce after a break and international applicants.  In these cases, we still encourage applications and we will work with preferred applicants for appropriate arrangements for the three references.
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Australia, Unfortunately as a not for profit organisation we are unable to directly sponsor overseas applicants at this point in time.

Right to work requirements

To work legally in Australia, you need evidence of your right to work.  The following documents can be used as evidence of having a right to work in Australia:

  • Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born before 20 August 1986) and a form of photo ID
  • Full Australian Birth Certificate (if born on or after 20 August 1986), a form of ID and evidence that at least one parent was an Australian citizen or permanent resident at the time of the child's birth
  • Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • Australian Passport
  • New Zealand Passport
  • New Zealand Birth Certificate and a form of photo ID
  • Certificate of evidence of resident status
  • Valid visa with work rights.

Any other documents will not and cannot be accepted in order to verify your right to work in Australia.  If you are applying for any position with Cafs you will be requested to bring the originals of any of the above-listed documents to any and all interviews to verify your right to work in Australia.