Recruitment Policy and Procedures


The University of Adelaide aims to attract, select, appoint and retain quality staff. This policy sets out principles and procedures to ensure staff recruitment and selection practices are consistent, merit-based and aligned with the University's primary goals of teaching, research and research training.

Title Version Date uploaded
Recruitment Policy d2018/232839 7 Feb 2019
Recruitment Procedure D2019/176963 21 Aug 2019
Discipline/Department Head Election Procedure d2018/54721 13 Mar 2018
Pre-employment Screening Procedure (UNDER REVIEW) d2019/141064 4 Jul 2019
Pre-Employment Screening - Information Sheet (UNDER REVIEW) d2014/66471 15 Jun 2018
Titleholder - Conferral of Honorary Role Procedure D2018/171124 3 Jun 2019
Secondment Procedure s2016/156853 15 Jul 2016
Staff Qualifications Procedure D2018/154182 17 Jul 2018

RMO File No. 2015/8215
Policy custodian Chief Operating Officer
Responsible policy officer Director, Human Resources
Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 3 May 2016
Related Policies Workforce Management Policy
Remuneration and Employment Benefits Policy

Behaviour and Conduct Policy

Development, Performance and Promotion Policy

Health Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Enterprise Agreement

Related legislation Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth)

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth)

Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA)

Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth)

Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth)

Racial Vilification Act 1996 (SA)

Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA)

Work Health and Safety Regulations 2012 (SA)

Superceded Policies Casual Employment Policy and Guidelines

Conferral of Honorary Roles Policy & Guidelines

Discipline Head Policy & Guidelines

Head of School Appointment Policy and Guidelines

Police Record Checks Policy, Guidelines and Flowchart

Pre-Employment Medical Examinations Policy & Procedures

Recruitment Policy & Guidelines

Relocation Provisions Policy (Fixed-Term Academic Staff)

Relocation Provisions Policy (Tenurable Staff)

Staff Transfer Advice Procedure

Leaving the University Policy

Effective from 7 February 2019
Review Date 5 May 2019
Contact for queries about the policy Contact Human Resources Service Centre ext. 31111

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.