The interview process

If your application is successful in being shortlisted, we will invite you to attend an interview.

What to expect

  • There will normally be three people on the interview panel. You will be advised of panel member details when you are invited to attend an interview.
  • The interview duration will usually be around 30 minutes (senior positions may be up to an hour).
  • Questions will relate to the key requirements and responsibilities of the role. You may also be asked about your motivation for the role and your alignment with USQ's core values.
  • You will be advised in advance if you a required to complete any tests or assessments. 
  • If we wish to speak with your referees, we will ask you to provide details.
  • You will be contacted by email or phone about the outcome of your interview.

USQ is committed to providing a positive, barrier free recruitment process and ensuring an inclusive, supportive work environment. If you require reasonable adjustments (e.g. support or access requirements) to our recruitment process, please contact our Human Resources department at any stage.

How to prepare for an interview

Preparation is always key. A job interview should be a two-way conversation and assessment - we'll ask you about your skills and experience, but the interview is also an opportunity for you to determine if the role and USQ are right for you.

Know USQ

Take time to get to know USQ and be well prepared for your interview. White you may not need to know detailed information, it's good to understand how the role fits into the overall organisation. Research more about USQ, our mission and purpose and the business area you are being interviewed for. A good understanding of USQ's values and behaviours will help too. Read the USQ People Capability Framework to understand the strategic capabilities that USQ is looking for when recruiting, developing and retaining employee.

Know your strengths

You will need to be able to articulate how your strengths, experience, accomplishments and career goals or aspirations will enable you to succeed at USQ.

Know the role

Make sure you review the position description and job advertisement so that you understand the key responsibilities you will be undertaking and what you're expected to achieve.

Contact Human Resources


Opening hours  8.30am to 4.30pm AEST (Monday to Friday) 
Phone +61 7 4631 2663 
Email  hr.reception@usq.edu.au