With around 150 staff, WorkCover WA is a vibrant, customer-focused organisation. We work with workers, employers, and service providers to achieve a workers’ compensation scheme that is fair, accessible to injured workers and affordable to employers and the community.

More information on WorkCover WA’s role and oversight of the workers’ compensation and injury management scheme can be found in the WorkCover WA at a glance section.

Do you have a Finance, IT, HR or Media and Communications degree qualification and want to kick-start your career in the WA public sector?

Then, the 2017 WorkCover WA Graduate Program is for you!

WorkCover WA’s Graduate Program aims to advance graduates’ careers in an exciting, supportive environment while contributing to the organisation’s operations.

Applications are now called for and applicants are requested to apply using the ‘Apply for Job’ button on the www.jobs.wa.gov.au website.

Applications close 5:00 pm on 14 October 2016.

Graduates undergo a comprehensive induction process that includes meetings with the Agency’s senior management and information sessions from a variety of operational groups.

The Program is centrally coordinated and monitored by WorkCover WA’s Human Resources Branch. A Graduate Coordinator will act as a coach and mentor to the graduate.

The Program offers structured on-the-job learning, designed to provide graduates with an understanding of the Agency’s business and provide them an opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience.

Graduates will have the opportunity to be involved in a range of projects and activities. Comprehensive training is also offered by enabling graduates to regularly attend a program of approved courses delivered by various providers.

The Graduate Program runs for 12 months. Initial employment is on a fixed-term contract, with a possibility of an extension of employment and/or permanency following successful completion of the Program.

WorkCover WA’s graduates are employed under the provisions of the Public Service and Government Officers General Agreement 2014 at a Level 3 classification, with a current salary of $67,896 per annum plus 9.5 per cent superannuation.

To be eligible for the Graduate Program you need to:

  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
  • be completing your first degree qualification in 2016 or have completed it in 2015.

Your suitability for interview will be assessed from your written application and your Curriculum Vitae (CV). To apply for the Graduate Program, please use the online application system of JobsWA.

You are required to provide the following:

  • a copy of your academic record and evidence of your relevant degree being completed in 2016 or completed in 2015.
  • your CV, including the names and contact details of two referees,
  • a covering letter which outlines why you are interested in working at WorkCover WA and how it fits with your career aspirations, and
  • a description (maximum of one page) of your role in a project or assignment that you have undertaken or participated in that demonstrates your communication, analytical and problem solving skills.

The interview process seeks to assess the applicant’s ability to:

  • identify and solve problems,
  • work collaboratively to resolve issues,
  • prepare a range of written documents,
  • communicate effectively,
  • work and contribute in a small team environment.

Selection Process

The selection process involves:

  • short-listing applicants for interview,
  • interviewing the most competitive applicants,
  • contacting applicants selected for interview by telephone or email, so please ensure you provide up-to-date contact details,
  • seeking references for the most competitive graduates,
  • notifying all applicants of the outcome, and providing feedback.

Interviews will be conducted in the week commencing 31 October 2016.

The successful applicant will receive an offer of employment with a commencement date of employment in January 2017.

We offer employees:

  • participation in our Health and Wellness program
  • free access to our on-site fully equipped gymnasium and gym classes
  • access to a variety of training and professional development
  • free parking at our modern offices in Shenton Park
  • close to public transport (10 minutes walk from Shenton Park train station)
  • easy access to Claremont, Subiaco and Floreat shopping precincts

Other benefits include:

  • flexible working arrangements
  • salary packaging
  • employer superannuation conditions
  • psychological counselling (personal and work related) for staff and family
Employment is under the conditions of the Public Sector and Government Officers General Agreement 2011 and the Public Service Award 1992.

Salaries and general conditions of employment are detailed in the Public Service Agreement and Public Service Award.

Leave provisions include:

  • 20 days paid annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • parental leave – 14 weeks paid and up to 38 weeks unpaid
  • up to 15 days personal leave per year (includes carers’ leave)
  • 13 weeks paid long service leave for every seven years of permanent service

Disability Access & Inclusion

WorkCover WA is committed to facilitating the inclusion of people with disabilities by ensuring access to its facilities and services. The Agency has introduced a range of initiatives and made significant progress to improve access.

See the Disability Access and Inclusion section for information on how we ensure people with disability have equal access to our facilities, services and employment opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationships

WorkCover WA also has a Reconciliation Action Plan which provides a framework of activities which make a difference by building good relationships, by respecting the special contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Australia and by ensuring indigenous people have the same employment opportunities as other people in Australia.

View our Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF).

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