The application process

To apply for a position:

  1. Download the Key Selection Criteria template for the role to your own computer and make a statement that demonstrates how your skills and experience relate to each criterion.
  2. Prepare your Resume (Word or PDF format only and 1mb limit)
  3. Submit your application to with your completed Key Selection Criteria document and resume attached. Include the position reference number in your email.

Selection process

Appointments are based on merit. All applicants are considered based on their abilities, qualifications, experience and standard of work. At least 2 people will be involved in the selection process. If you are chosen for an interview, you will be contacted by phone. Reference checks will follow. No referees will be contacted without consent.

You must be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident to work at Cancer Council Victoria and you will be required to provide proof of your right to work in Australia.

Successful applicants must complete a satisfactory National Police Check within 28 business days of employment (submission of CrimCheck Informed Consent form prior to commencement) and, where their role requires them to work with or be in contact with children under the age of 18, the successful applicant will also be required to provide a valid Working with Children Check.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of such employment checks.  


As much as we would love to get back to each individual with an outcome, due to our system limitations and the volume of applications we get, we are only able to communicate with those that we will be progressing further.
If you have not heard from a member of the Cancer Council Victoria team within 2 weeks of the position closing date, this would indicate you have not been successful for the role. If that's the case, please keep checking the Cancer Council Victoria website for future applicable opportunities.


Due to the large number of applications received, we are only able to provide feedback to applicants that were interviewed.

Reminder - Key Selection Criteria

A reminder that if you are required to address the Key Selection Criteria as part of your application. This means making a statement that demonstrates how your skills and experience relate to each criterion. This document MUST be completed, or your application will not be considered. Please note, if you are applying for a casual or voluntary role, you may not be required to complete a Key Selection Criteria document. Please refer back to the job advertisement if you are unsure.