WorkCover WA is responsible for regulating and administering the workers compensation scheme on behalf of the government and community of Western Australia.

Our purpose is to lead a contemporary, sustainable and integrated workers compensation scheme that is fair, accessible and cost effective for all. The heart of our agency is our people and our values. We have an ongoing commitment to diversification and inclusion, and a focus on developing and growing our people.

For a list of advertised vacancies, search for ‘WorkCover WA’ on the Jobs WA website.

Why work with us?

We are committed to being a contemporary and diverse workplace that delivers customer focused outcomes, celebrates inclusion, and strives to become the best place to work. We recognise that our people have different needs and support them to create a healthy balance between their work and personal lives.

We are committed to helping our people achieve their career goals by providing them with a variety of professional development opportunities.

Some of the benefits our employees enjoy are:

  • health and wellness programs
  • professional development opportunities
  • free access to our on-site fully equipped gym and facilities
  • parking at our offices
  • close to public transport
  • salary packaging & superannuation
  • counselling access (personal and work related) for staff and family
  • parental leave – 14 weeks paid and up to 38 weeks unpaid
  • four weeks (20 days) annual leave for each year of service
  • long service leave entitlements after seven continuing years of service.

You will be part of a supportive workplace that fosters open communication, inclusion and continuous improvement.

We seek to build a culture of innovation by providing opportunities to raise and share ideas, increase efficiency and improve performance making a difference to our staff and community.

Salary Provision

Our staff are employed under the provisions of the Public Sector CSA Agreement 2022 and the Public Service Award 1992. Salaries and general conditions of employment are detailed in the Public Sector CSA Agreement 2021 and Public Service Award 1992.

Making a difference

In joining our team, you will be helping to make a difference.

As the agency is responsible for overseeing and regulating the workers compensation and injury management scheme, you will become part of a team that helps support what is a very important social safety net in our community.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

We are committed to the development of a workplace that embraces equity and diversity, in which all people are treated with fairness, dignity and respect. Our commitment to these principles are confirmed through a range of strategies, including our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.

Meet some of our team

Brett smiling towards the camera

Brett Rothwell, Registry Coordinator

Brett has been working in WorkCover WA’s Registry branch since 2005. Having started at the commencement of the former Dispute Resolution Directorate (DRD), he is now the Registration Coordinator in Conciliation and Arbitration Services (CAS) and oversees the acceptance of dispute applications, the registration of settlements and the processing of common law matters.

A regular day for Brett involves coordinating and monitoring the Registry team’s workload and assessing dispute applications and settlements to ensure compliance with the legislative requirements. Brett was recently part of a team involved in the successful implementation of the Conciliation Service module of WorkCover WA Online and continues to enjoy working on similar projects as more CAS functions are brought online.

Brett feels fortunate to be working with an incredible team who are dedicated to providing a quality and efficient service to external and internal stakeholders alike.


Chelsea Edwards, Digital Communications Officer

With a background in graphic design, communications and photography, Chelsea works in the Regulatory Services Division as our Digital Communications Officer.

Working alongside the Communications and Education team, Chelsea’s role involves creating engaging digital content for the Agency’s digital platforms including the corporate website and social media accounts. Chelsea’s high quality digital products are used to inform and educate stakeholders on their rights, entitlements and obligations regarding the workers compensation and injury management scheme.

Chelsea loves the challenge of managing multiple complex projects as well as projects that require a collaborative effort from other divisions.

For Chelsea, the best thing about working at WorkCover WA is the diversity of the role, and she feels grateful to work in a supportive team that encourages professional development.


Craig sitting at his desk

Craig Donohue, Policy and Research Officer

Craig was WorkCover WA’s 2016 Graduate and has a degree in Law with a background in workers compensation. On completion of the Graduate Program, Craig was appointed as a Policy and Research Officer. Craig’s typical day consists of researching and writing recommendations for issues that arise across the Agency.

The work as a Policy & Research Officer can be very complex and challenging at times, but Craig finds the diverse and demanding nature of the job to be beneficial and rewarding. He is always learning and able to utilise his skills in law and workers’ compensation.

For Craig, the best thing about working at WorkCover WA is the people he gets to work with every day and the opportunities the Agency provides for further development and training.

Job opportunities

Advertised Vacancies

All advertised vacancies are listed on the Jobs WA website.


Traineeships

WorkCover WA is committed to the professional and personal development of young people who are eager to commence their career in the public sector.

WorkCover WA is also committed to maintaining, and where possible increasing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ representation in the workforce.

The Traineeship Program is a 12-month employment-based training program for people under 25 years of age, who wish to learn a range of skills and competencies and prepare themselves for a career in Government. Trainees can expect to be taught about ethical decision making, legislation in the WA public sector and workplace safety, as well as working effectively within a public sector agency and contributing to team activities.

Current Trainee Profile

Demi-Leigh Brown

Demi joined WorkCover WA’s traineeship program in May 2023. She completed Year 12 of high school and joined the private sector but was searching for a job opportunity that provided career growth.

Some of her highlights during the traineeship program at WorkCover WA include installing new IT equipment throughout the agency and working with compliance inspectors to regulate the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 2023.

During her time at WorkCover WA, she has developed her public speaking skills, gained a greater understanding of working in the public sector and has developed her communication skills.

Demi recommends applying for the traineeship program at WorkCover WA if you are a young individual looking to begin your professional career, as it has opened the door to many opportunities for development into the future.


Graduate Program

WorkCover WA offers the opportunity for university graduates to kick start their career within the Western Australian Public Sector. Our Graduate Program aims to advance graduates’ careers in an exciting, supportive environment while contributing to the Agency’s operations.

As a WorkCover WA Graduate, you will receive on-the-job learning designed to provide you with an understanding of the Agency’s business, participate in the Public Sector Launch Program and develop valuable skills and experience.

The Graduate Program runs for 12 months, with Graduates being employed under the provisions of the Public Service General Agreement at a Level 3 classification.

Applications for the WorkCover WA Graduate Program typically open mid-late in the year, with Graduates commencing employment in January or February.

Current Graduate Profile

Tarryn Lewis

Tarryn joined the Graduate Program in 2024, following completion of a Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University.

Tarryn is developing her investigative and enforcement skills during her rotation in the Regulatory Services Division. She has had the opportunity to undertake additional training in Public Sector Investigations, and focused courses on writing for government.

Tarryn has undertaken compliance visits to regional Western Australia, where she led a targeted compliance campaign.

Tarryn recommends applying for the Graduate Program here at WorkCover WA, if you are finishing your tertiary studies and are looking to gain experience in the Public Sector.

Applicant guidelines

Recruitment and selection process

We are committed to meeting the Public Sector Commissioner’s Instruction 1: Employment Standard which seeks to ensure that all recruitment decisions are fair and equitable.

If you believe the standard has been breached, you have the right to request a review of the process. Should you wish to lodge an application to review the process, you will have a minimum of four working days from the date the unsuccessful advice is given. You must discuss your concerns with the chairperson of the panel prior to lodging an application.

For more information on the Public Sector Employment Standard or breach claims, please see the Public Sector Commission website.

Applying for a job at WorkCover WA

You are required to apply online via the ‘Apply for Job’ button on the relevant advertisement posted on the Jobs WA website.

You will receive an acknowledgement email confirming your application has been submitted. It is your responsibility to ensure WorkCover WA receives your application by the advertised closing date and time.

Any questions regarding the position should be directed to the contact officer nominated in the advertisement. If you are applying for multiple positions, please submit a separate application and resume for each position.

If you experience technical difficulties when attempting to apply online, please contact the Human Resources Branch at human.resources@workcover.wa.gov.au or telephone 9388 5555.

To be eligible to apply for and be appointed to a permanent position at WorkCover WA, you must either be an Australian citizen or hold Australian permanent residency status. If you have a relevant working visa, you will only be offered a fixed term contract for the duration of your visa.

Selection process

WorkCover WA uses a range of assessment methods as part of its selection processes. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Psychometric testing
  • Interview(s)
  • Skills assessments
  • Referee checks
  • Practical tests
  • National Police Clearance
  • Other assessment methods as required.

If you are expected to undertake a work exercise or provide a practical demonstration, you will be notified prior to the interview.

Selection decisions will be made on the basis of merit, in accordance with the legislative requirements and WorkCover WA’s policies of equal employment opportunity. For more information please visit the Public Sector Commission website.

Recruitment outcomes are subject to a 4-day review period during which applicants can seek further information regarding the selection process applied. All applicants will be contacted with details following completion of the process.

Feedback

All applicants, regardless of whether they were granted an interview, are encouraged to seek feedback for future reference.

You will receive written notification of the result of the selection process. Should you wish to seek feedback, the letter will also provide the name and telephone number of the person to contact. Feedback is generally obtained from the Chairperson of the selection panel but may also be provided by another panel member.