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Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service


Capabilities for a role are assessed at different stages of the assessment process and panels will treat referee information as an equally important aspect of fact finding about your application.

When the assessment panel is making its final decision, information obtained from your referees will be considered together with your application, resume, interview and other selection tools used.

The assessment panel may conduct a 360-degree check, which means talking to people you have supervised, you have worked with and who you reported to.

The panel may also ask you for additional referees if they need more information than is available from those you have nominated.

Like the “work experience” and “education” fields in jobs.nsw, referee information can be captured online. Names, contact details and information about your working relationship(s) can all be entered. You can add and remove referee contacts for each application and rearrange the referee order at any time.