The Australian Quarantine

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The Australian Quarantine

Quarantine is Australia's first line of defense, protecting our unique

environment against exotic pests and diseases. The Australian

Quarantine and Inspection Service is a government dept. that (AQIS)

inspects incoming luggage, cargo, mail, animals and plants and their

products, and provide inspection and certification for a range of


Selection process


Selection advisory committees when considering who to hire use the

following to assess each applicant

* Written application

* Interview performance

* Referee reports/ reference checks

* Technical assessment

* Security check

* Medical tests

The selection process at AQIS is merit based. Before applicants reach

the interview stage or applicants are only considered for the next

step if they meet the selection criteria.



The employment interview is the most widely used selection technique.

It’s a conversation with a purpose between an interviewer and a job

applicant. .interviews can be structured or unstructured depending on

the type of interview used.

Interview types

The type of interview chosen by the employer is determined by a number

of factors including: the personal preference of the interviewer; the

history and customs of the organization; the cost;

administrative/legal requirements. Interview types are

Panel interviews

The panel interview is used by employers in the public service sector,

universities, and other government establishments. It involves at

least three, or as many as seven, interviewers. At least one


... middle of paper ... conversation with the candidate, thus preventing the

development of a discussion. But the advantages way out this problem.

Some advantages include

* It may provide additional technical expertise necessary for a

complete evaluation of applicants' backgrounds.

* The applicant has the opportunity to meet several representatives

of the organization and therefore may be provided with more

complete information about the job and the organization.

* personal biases are less likely to be made

In order to make the panel as effective as possible it is essential

that the effectiveness of the various selection methods is monitored

to check for biased ness and in terms of ethnicity, gender, language,

disability etc or other groupings, both in the method used and the

criteria measured by the method.
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