Processes & Tips

Our Recruitment Process

1. Initial Online Abilities Test
2. Phone Interview
3. Online Ability Assessments*
4. Face to face interview / Assessment Center
5. Selection and Offer
6. Police Records Check

*Please note, if successful you may be asked to complete an on-site Abilities Assessment verification upon commencement

Application tips

Use an email address you check regularly

When registering, use an email address that you use often and will be using for the foreseeable future. Your email address is one of many ways we will engage and communicate with you.

What to have prepared

Before selecting ‘Apply’ and commencing your application, be prepared with the following;

  • Ensure you are eligible for the role you are applying for, do you meet the criteria outlined in the advertisement?
  • Your resume and cover letter are prepared and clearly highlight your relevant knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
  • You can provide official academic transcripts, and any relevant qualifications or licences upon request
  • You have the right to work in Australia and can provide proof upon request (birth certificate, passport or Visa)

Your cover letter should include:

  • Why you’ve chosen to apply
  • Why you feel you would be the best candidate for the opportunity
  • Answer all fields in the application form
  • Answer all of the application questions in order to paint the best overall picture of you, and to speed up the following stages of the recruitment process
  • Understand what the M&OP’s Behaviours are and which ones are likely to be important to achieve success in the role.This will not only help you to tailor your application, but it may assist you in later stages of the recruitment process such as the interview. Refer to the ‘A Great Place to Work' page.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How long do I need to wait after submitting my application to hear from Melbourne & Olympic Parks?
    M&OP greatly appreciates the time you’ve spend compiling your application. We will endeavour to keep you well informed during the recruitment process. Please wait at least 15 working days before getting in touch about the status of your application by emailing

    How does M&OP protect candidate privacy?
    Please refer to our Recruitment Privacy Statement.

    What are Online Ability Assessments and why are they required?
    Ability assessments are online tools that are designed to assess individuals and measure the differences between others. They are objective, standardised instruments that achieve this precision by using well-controlled, uniform methods of administration and scoring.

    There are two types of assessments used by Melbourne & Olympic Parks:
    1. Those designed to assess personal qualities such as personality, temperament, values and interests (Competency); and
    2. Those designed to measure potential and/or predicted performance, such as ability, aptitude or attainment (Ability).

    Melbourne & Olympic Parks uses competence and ability assessments to support decisions on selection and placement in conjunction with other relevant inputs, information, tools and processes available. This assists us to add rigour to our recruitment process and to select candidates that are aligned with the role and our organisation’s values and behaviours.
    Assessment results will be treated in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Policy. Candidates may request a copy of their Assessment results by contacting

    I have been invited to attend M&OP for an interview/assessment centre, where are M&OP offices and where can I park?
    If you have been asked to come to our Precinct for an interview or assessment centre, please come to Melbourne & Olympic Parks main Reception at Melbourne Park. Drivers can enter the precinct via Entrance A off Batman Avenue or Entrance D off Olympic Boulevard. When entering through the boom gate take a ticket and park in one of the limited car parks available and please remember to request for your parking ticket to be validated by our reception desk upon your departure.

    Please note, if you are invited to an assessment centre you may receive alternative directions.

    How do I get more information?
    If you have queries relating to the recruitment process and they have not been answered in the FAQ section, please contact us at or contact the Hiring Leader as outlined in the role advertisement.