How to Prepare for your Health Assessment

Preparing for your Health Assessment

What you need to know

A health assessment organised by WHA is a comprehensive health assessment to determine your suitability for specific job roles. A health assessment is a series of individual tests you will be asked to perform. Each test has been carefully prepared to assist employers in choosing the best candidates to perform the jobs they require.

What is involved

A WHA Health Assessment usually consists of two parts:

  • The Questionnaire:
    If a questionnaire is required, you may be required to log onto our Online Questionnaire Website. If you have not received login details by the employer, or by SMS message, you can check if you are required to complete a questionnaire online by calling WHA on 1300 552 722. WHA will provide you with login information. Ideally your questionnaire should be completed at least 4 hours before your assessment. If you are unable to complete your questionnaire online, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to allow sufficient time to complete your questionnaire.
    Please answer all questions fully and accurately. Please make sure you provide information explaining the details of any illness, accident, injury or condition as part of your completing the questionnaire.
    The questionnaire is vital for your assessment, and is used by assessors to ensure each health assessment test performed is safe for you, as well as assisting the assessor to identify if you are suitable for specific tasks.
  • The Assessment:
    Your assessment may take between 15 to 75 minutes depending on the assessment that has been booked for you. Cancellations or rescheduling requires at least 36 hours notice. Failure to provide this notice may incur a non-attendance fee.

What is in an assessment?

Health Assessments vary depending on the job role you are being assessed for. For this reason, you should be fully prepared for the following:

  • A Urine Sample:
    You may be required to provide a urine sample for the analysis of sugar levels, or as part of a drug screening.
  • Drug & Alcohol Screening:
    Most health assessments today require drug and alcohol screening.
  • Hearing Assessment:
    A hearing assessment may be performed. If you have a hearing aid, ensure it is fully operational for your assessment. If a Hearing Assessment is required, as per the Australian Standard, there is a requirement to have, where possible, at least 16 hours 'quiet time' prior to having a baseline hearing test.
  • Glasses, Contact lenses, Corrective lenses
    Vision Tests are part of almost every health assessment. If you have visual aids, ensure you bring them with you to your assessment.
  • Appropriate Clothing:
    You must wear appropriate clothing to be able to perform a full range of movement and in some cases a fitness test. Bending, squatting, kneeling, and stretching will often be part of a health assessment. Closed footwear must also be worn. You will not be required to undress for this assessment, however, the Assessor may request to examine your back and spine.
  • Photo ID:


    Failure to produce adequate identification may result in parts of your assessment being reported as invalid and requiring them to be redone.

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