Information for Applicants with Disability

NSW Government is committed to providing fair and equitable treatment for candidates with disability, injury or illness.

Our recruitment process is designed to be accessible at all stages as required by law (DDA 1992).

Disability includes a long-term physical, psychiatric, intellectual or sensory impairment that, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder the person's full and effective participation in the community on an equal basis with others.

This definition used in the NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, aligns with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability and is based on the social model.

For our Senior Policy Officer recruitment pool we have partnered with a disability focused organisation to ensure our processes are inclusive and accessible.

We’ve established disability employee networks and continue to work with organisations and people with disability to inform our plans.

We’re supporting flexible working on an “if not, why not” basis by 2019 in all roles across the government sector in some form. Flexible working has different meanings for different people in different roles, but ultimately we want to support you to be as productive as possible, while balancing your commitments outside of work.

NSW Government is working to provide accessible selection processes where everyone can perform on an equitable basis. We’re also establishing workplace adjustment procedures to help you succeed.

If you identify any barriers during the recruitment process please contact Recruitmentpools@psc.nsw.gov.au so we can make improvements.