Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions in relation to the recruitment process at UNE. If you cant find the answer to your question please contact UNE's Recruitment Unit on +61 2 6773 3524 or email

How do I view the position statement for a vacancy?
To view the position statement for a vacancy, select the vacancy by title from the jobs at UNE > Current Vacancies page. With the full advert in view, use the right hand scroll bar to move to the bottom of the page where the position statement link is located.
Can I apply for a position if I'm not an Australian Citizen?

Some jobs at UNE are only available to Australian Citizens or those with a valid working Visa that covers the term of the position. For any job requiring a Visa, if you are not an Australian citizen, you must attach a copy of your current Visa with your application. 

Check the advertisement to see if the particular job you are applying for requires a Visa. This message will usually appear at or near the bottom of the advertisement if a Visa is required to be held prior to lodging an application:

Applications will only be accepted from candidates who currently possess the right to work in Australia commensurate to the term of this position.

Please email or phone +61 2 67733845 if you require further clarification regarding your eligibility to apply.

What are Selection Criteria?

Selection criteria are the skills, knowledge and qualifications that have been defined as essential (or desirable) to meet the requirements of a position.

All advertised vacancies at UNE require applicants to address each of the selection criteria for the position. As the first stage of the selection process is based on your written application, it is important that you provide the selection committee with information that demonstrates your ability to satisfy the selection criteria.

The selection criteria can be found in the Position Statement/Information document attached to all advertised positions.

For further guidance on how to address selection criteria you can refer to the preparing and submitting an application section of our website.

Can I update my application after it has been submitted?

Yes, you can update details by emailing

My application was unsuccessful. How do I obtain feedback?

For feedback on your application you can contact the person listed on the advertisement or forward your request via email to:

File sizes, formats and naming conventions

Please submit your documents as a combined Adobe (.pdf) file whenever possible. All files combined should be no more than 2mb in size.

Please also ensure your attachment filenames do not include special characters such as apostrophes, commas, ampersand, full-stops (', ; & .) etc. as the file will become invalid and unable to be opened for viewing by the panel.

I’m having difficulty applying online. What other options are available to me?

If you are having difficulty applying via the online application form, please email your application through to

How do I find out if my application has been successful?

An successful lodgement email will be sent when an application is first submitted. Following shortlisting all applicants are advised of outcome and are either contacted by phone or email. For this reason please make sure to include a valid email address and phone contact details.

How can I find casual work with UNE?

UNE maintains casual registers that you can apply to in order to express your interest in casual employment. The registers are accessed via our current vacancies page. Alternatively you can enquire with a specific Faculty or School in which you would like to gain casual employment.

Do I need to include details of referees in my application?

Yes, with your application you must include the names and contact details of preferably three referees. Referees should be current or previous managers/supervisors, or instead someone who has a detailed knowledge and able to attest to your attributes against the selection criteria.

Can I still apply after the closing date?

Late applications are generally not accepted, however for exceptional circumstances an application may be accepted at the discretion of the Chair of the Selection Committee. Please contact for further advice.

I'm not local, if invited for interview do I need to attend in person?

Local applicants will be interviewed in person.   International, Interstate or applicants from outside the local area may be interviewed by Telephone, Skype or Video-conference. The interview format will be discussed and arranged with candidates to be interviewed taking into account their location, ease of travel and available technology.

How does UNE select applicants?

Selection is on the basis of the applicant's merit in relation to the selection criteria. It is the policy of UNE to provide equality of opportunity in employment for its staff.