FAQs | YMCA NSW Careers



Have you previously completed training with us and need your certificate reissued?

From 1 December 2019, the YMCA is no longer offering vocational education and training (VET) training services. If you are a former student and are seeking a transcript of your records, please contact ASQA on ph. 1300701801 from 20 December 2019.

How will I be notified on the progress of my application?

The average time between posting a role to the phone screening process and being notified is two to three weeks. If you are successful through our initial stages, you can expect a phone call from our recruitment experts. From there, we’ll keep you updated.

If you are unsuccessful in making it to the first stage, we will notify you via email advising you of that outcome. All unsuccessful candidates will receive notification at the end of the job closure, typically in four to six weeks.

Is there a minimum age to be considered for a role with the Y?

There are two factors that influence the minimum age to be considered for a role. Firstly, you must meet the minimum legal requirements in your State.

Secondly, some roles may require an industry standardised minimum age. For Lifeguard or Aquatic roles, please refer to Royal Life Saving Australia or Swim Australia/Aus Swim for more information. For roles in gymnastics, please refer to Gymnastics NSW.

Can I apply for more than one role?

Absolutely! We will also keep you in mind for other great roles we may have that could be a good fit for you.

Do you employ people with a disability?

Yes, we support the employment of people with disability.

Do I have to be an Australian Citizen to work at the Y?

No. We are an inclusive organisation and value the benefits that diversity brings. As long as you have rights to work in Australia and those rights are suitable to the role you are applying for, we encourage you to do so. Residency and visa statuses are checked in the pre-employment of all applicants.

Do you employ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

Yes, we strongly encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply.

Do you offer work experience/practical experience hours?

If you are interested in completing work experience or practical experience hours in one of our recreational locations, we encourage you to visit your local centre and speak with the Centre Manager about opportunities relevant to you.

Please come prepared with any relevant training documents from your training institute/school.

How are interviews conducted at the Y?

We conduct interviews in a variety of ways which include:

  • Phone screening interviews
  • Face to face
  • Group assessment centres
  • Skype/FaceTime

For more senior roles, a second or even third interview may be required to help ensure that the role is a good fit.

Are interviews conducted for every role at the Y?

Yes, all positions at the Y require an interview. This includes volunteers and work experience/practical hours.

I have a question that has not been answered. Who can I contact for help?

We will be happy to assist you. Please email us at recruitment@ymcansw.org.au.

How do I search/apply for a job with YMCA NSW?

To search for the right role for you, please click here. This will lead you to our job vacancies where you can search by role type and location.

How will I know that you have received my application?

Once you have submitted your application online you will receive an automatic email response advising you that it has been received by our recruitment experts.