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.