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Candidate Journey

Helpful tips to set you up for success

Candidate Journey

Helpful tips to set you up for success
The RACGP > Careers > Candidate Journey

Interested in applying for a rewarding role at the RACGP - we'd love you too!

Here are a few helpful tips to set you up for success in our application process.


We receive a large number of applications per job opening. We look at every application closely and work hard to get back to applicants, typically within two weeks. Sometimes it can take a little longer but we aim to get back to you as quickly as possible. To make your application stand out, include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description.

Interview selection

We’re lucky enough to have a lot of talented people want to join our organisation. This means we can only follow up with applicants who closely match the specific requirements for each position. If you aren’t selected to progress in a specific role, it doesn’t mean you don’t have great skills and experience. It just means you don’t quite fit into the role as specifically as some of our other applicants. Either way you'll receive a response from us letting you know the outcome. 


Typically, we’ll ask you to take part in one or two, on-site or video call interviews or assessments. The full interview and assessment cycle can run for up to three weeks but is generally completed within two weeks. If you’re not successful in the interview stage, you can ask for feedback on your interview and the reason you weren't successful.

Pre-employment Checks

Towards the end of the recruitment process, we ask applicants to complete pre-employment screening, including two reference checks and/or a National Police Check. We’ll get your consent prior to completing any pre-employment checks.

Offer stage

The exciting part! If you’re our successful candidate, we'll contact you directly with the good news, details of the offer and next steps. Please note that offers of employment are subject to the outcome of all final pre-employment checks.


After acceptance of our verbal offer, we’ll email you a contract of employment. Once signed, you'll commence our onboarding process and officially be a member of the RACGP team!

An RACGP welcome

When you begin your career at the RACGP, we’ll take you through an induction process helping you through your first weeks.

You’ll connect and build relationships with your new team, learn your job requirements, gain knowledge, meet our people and find out more about how the RACGP operates and our impact on the community. 

Within your first month you'll meet ambassadors from business units across the organisation to gain an understanding of how you’re role may interact with each team.

Get to know the RACGP

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