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Designed to assist you through the recruitment process, this section provides you with a range of resources including forms, templates, checklists, samples and advice.

Covering everything from getting the approvals, writing the PD, choosing the best attraction strategies and selection tools, through to making the appointment, this section will help you to hire the right person.

Policy and Guidelines

Jobs at Curtin

Appointment Business Case

The Appointment Business Case (ABC) Form is the approval process for all appointment requests which have a financial impact for Curtin. Your ABC request will be reviewed by management who will approve or reject your request. Key considerations in approving a request are detailed in the bullet points below. Providing supporting information which justifies the need for the role will assist the approvers to make an informed decision regarding your request.

Key considerations:

  • What is the main purpose of the role?
  • Can the work be absorbed within the existing staff complement in your area?
  • Are there overwhelming or operational imperatives for the position?
  • Are there safety or reputational risks to the University if the position is not filled?
  • Are there legal requirements to fill the position?
  • Would demonstrable financial loss to the University result if this position was not filled?

Client Tool Kit

Candidate Management Toolkit

Advertising Deadlines

Recruitment requires advertising text as follows: 

  • Internal and Online (website) only advertising:

                10am, 2 working days prior to publication         

  • Print Media (The Australian - higher education supplement):

                10am, 6 working days prior to publication

  •  International websites and print media:

                Times vary according to publication

Recruitment Training

The online training module for Appointment of Fixed-Term and Continuing Staff Procedures and Guidelines is now available and replaces the need for staff to attend the Recruitment & Selection workshops.

As there have been significant changes to the Policy it is recommended that all hiring managers and panel members complete the course to ensure they can successfully navigate the selection process.

Staff can enrol themselves in SOL Recruitment and Selection - Chair & Panel. Access is via iPerform. You must have a Curtin ID to proceed. To access iPerform:

  • Log into Staff OASIS ( using your Curtin ID.

  • Once in OASIS, in the MY WORK tab, you will find a link to iPerform. It looks like this:

  • Click on iPerform to open it.
  • In iPerform, you are taken to the Welcome Page. Click on BROWSE FOR TRAINING from the Welcome Page or alternatively, click on BROWSE FOR TRAINING from the Learn menu.
  • Locate SOL Recruitment and Selection - Chair & Panel training and click Request.
  • You will then be taken to the MY TRAINING screen. Click Open Curriculum to complete the training.

If you are unable to click BROWSE FOR TRAINING please email with your request, together with your staff ID number. In line with the Guidelines, ensure to complete SOL Recruitment and Selection - Chair & Panel training if you are nominated to Chair or sit on a selection panel.

If you need any assistance using iPerform, please refer to the Help menu within iPerform. Under Support Resources you have the option to submit an online help request.

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The Induction Guidelines are designed to assist Managers or those responsible for coordinating the induction of a new staff member to provide them with a comprehensive introduction and welcome to Curtin, their work area and job role.

Position Evaluation/ Establishment

Remuneration and Appointment Services