Medical requirements for employment

The Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013, requires that when employing new staff, principals and other managers in the Department must:

  • provide the person with a written description of their proposed duties;
  • ask the person, in writing, to disclose any pre-existing injury or illness that could be affected by the nature of the proposed duties; and
  • explain, in writing, to the person that a failure to disclose, or a misleading disclosure concerning pre-existing injuries or illnesses, may result in a loss of entitlement to compensation, should the injury recur.

A person, who is the preferred applicant for a position, must complete a Pre-Employment Health Declaration. This form includes a declaration that the information is correct. Select the appropriate employment category for further information.