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Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service

Essential requirements

One of the first steps in the online application process is to be screened for essential role requirements which may include qualifications and certifications (where necessary to practice), licensing and registration. In some cases knowledge and experience requirements may be included if they are critical to successful performance in the role, cannot be met by transferrable capabilities in other roles and cannot be developed “on the job” within a reasonable period of time. This is called “disqualification questions” in jobs.nsw and typically consists of a series of questions designed to provide information about your eligibility to apply, for example having a driver’s licence. It will not be possible to progress with the application in the system if you do not meet all of the essential requirements.