The purpose of a Pre-Employment Medical is to ensure that a prospective employee is physically capable of performing the inherent requirements of the position they’re being recruited for.
The decision to require an applicant to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical as a condition of appointment is based on the inherent requirements and the occupational hazards identified for the position.
If a position requires a Pre-Employment Medical, candidates will be presented with the Physical Requirements Matrix so they can assess their own suitability for the position before choosing to apply.
If a candidate or employee has been identified through a medical examination process as unable to undertake inherent requirements without adjustment, Council will consider suggested adjustments in accordance with Council’s Reasonable Adjustment Policy. However, if a reasonable adjustment cannot be made then the employee will not proceed further in the recruitment process.