Effective from The Gazette published on 14 May 2018, the PRSB has made significant changes to the way it conducts transfer and promotion appeals. These changes provide a more robust process which better tests for ‘efficiency’ (including merit and aptitude) for the position.

The new Guide to Transfer and Promotion Appeals includes information on the process and helpful tips for how to best prepare and present in the appeal. If you have been involved in an appeal before, you will note the key changes as:

  • Appellants and Selectees are asked to speak for 5 minutes to present their key claims to being of ‘superior efficiency’ for the position, focussing on the specific needs of the position as set out in the Position Profile.

  • Each Appellant and Selectee is asked several interview-style questions asking for ‘real’ examples of how they have applied their capabilities.

  • ‘Closing statements’ are no longer used

  • Local Panel Representatives will participate by teleconference unless there are special reasons for attending in person.

A new appeal form (VP Form 1047) applies to all appeals arising from the 14 May 2018 Gazette and beyond.


The Appeals (External link) pages on this website have also changed to reflect the new Guide and to make accessing information quicker and easier.


PRSB welcomes feedback and will be monitoring how the new process is working for all parties to an appeal. Have a look and tell us what you think PRSB.enquiries@prsb.vic.gov.au (External link)