The primary function of your job application is to provide sufficient information about your skills, knowledge and experience to allow the Selection Committee to assess your suitability for the position and, if interviews are being conducted, whether you should be interviewed for the position.
Applications should contain the following information -
Please provide your contact details and current employment details via our online recruitment portal.
This should outline your previous work history in chronological order, together with a brief description of the duties associated with the positions you have held. It should also outline your education and training and be no longer than two or three pages.
Please attach a cover letter that outlines your specific interest in the position and for working with the Commission. The information you provide will assist us to determine whether your skills, knowledge and experience are the right fit for the position, so be accurate, succinct and show a clear connection with the selection criteria for the role. There is no longer a requirement to address each selection criterion separately. On occasion, we may ask candidates to respond to 1-2 questions which are intended to assist us to distinguish between candidates.
Please provide the name and contact details of at least two people who have agreed to act as a referee for your application. One of these people should be your current supervisor. You should advise your referees that they might be contacted and asked for either verbal or written comments on your work performance in relation to the selection criteria.
Applicants may also find the following guide produced by the Australian Public Service Commission useful Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service. The guide provides a series of fact sheets with information and tips to help you understand what types of jobs are available in the Australian Public Service, where to find them and how to apply.