Apply to become an Inspector

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If you are interested in becoming a WorkSafe Inspector you will need to submit an online application. Please note that in your application you are not required to address key selection criteria.

How to apply:

To apply online, please follow the below instructions:

  1. go to our careers portal
  1. click on the relevant job advertisement you would like to apply for
  2. select the 'Apply Online' button
  3. enter your details and follow the prompts

The first point of contact for any Inspector recruitment queries is: [email protected]

Tips for success:

This is the first piece of information we’ll see about you, so please ensure to:

  • complete all required fields of the application
  • attach your resume. Your resume represents your experience (industry and non-industry related), qualifications and interests
  • align your skills and experience with the job description
  • we want to know about you so highlight your achievements
  • keep it concise
  • use correct spelling and grammar

Video interview

If you progress you will receive a link via email to complete a video interview. The video interview will ask you to respond to multiple questions to seek insight into your motivation, transferrable experience and role-related knowledge. These may be behavioural, hypothetical or case-based questions. Remember to be yourself and show us how you can bring your unique self to work.

Online testing

If successful, you will then be required to complete a set of online aptitude and psychometric assessments. Online testing helps us to determine your suitability for the role. You will be required to complete the following tests:

  • cognitive ability testing on verbal and diagrammatic reasoning, and
  • psychometric testing to provide insight on your working preferences


If you are successful to progress to this stage, you will be invited to an individual assessment or a half day assessment centre depending on business requirements and government regulations.

The half day assessment centre involves:

  • an opportunity to meet our business leaders and current inspectors to find out more about us
  • an individual business related activity
  • a group activity

If you've got any questions about the Inspectorate, this is a great time to ask.

Alternatively the individual assessment will be held online and will involve completing a written activity within a set timeframe.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to panel interviews and will be conducted by a panel of representatives from within the organisation. The interview will be a mix of both technical and behavioural based questions. We ask open-ended questions to learn how you approach and solve problems. There’s no one right answer—your ability to explain your thought process and how you inform decisions is what’s most important.

Role-related knowledge: We're interested in how your individual strengths combine with your experience to drive impact. We don’t just look for how you can contribute today, but how you can grow into different roles—including ones that haven’t even been invented yet.

Share how you work individually and in a team, how you help others, how you navigate ambiguity, and how you push yourself to grow outside of your comfort zone. We would recommend you preparing for the interview by researching the 'STAR' method for answering questions.

You may also be required to complete an oral presentation on a case study during your interview. This case study will be a narrative featuring a real-world situation and will include a series of questions that you will need to answer.

Throughout the interview process, feel free to ask your interviewers for clarification to make sure you fully understand their questions. And feel free to interview us, too. Ask questions—about the work, about the team, about the culture—that will help you decide whether the job will be right for you.

Pre-employment checks

You will be required to undergo a National Police Check, Medical Assessment and provide the details of two referees we can contact as part of the recruitment process. The role of an inspector can be physically demanding, so we need to ensure you can perform the inherent requirements of the position safely without putting yourself or others at risk. As an applicant, WorkSafe will require that you undergo a pre-employment medical examination by an external GP who will assess your current health as well as your medical and surgical history. Applicants are also required to meet the standards of medical fitness for an inspector and complete a drug screen.

A job offer

Finally comes the exciting part, you may receive a call to share with you the great news. If you decide (like us!) that your future is with WorkSafe then we will require you to accept the offer within 48 hours.

If you are still in the recruitment process or have received an offer with another organisation, that's ok with us but please be transparent and we will try to accommodate your situation.

If you are unsure about your offer, please give one of our team a call, we are more than happy to talk this through with you and provide further information if you need it.

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