JOBS > How to apply

Before you start


Carefully read the advertisement and the supporting documents.  You can also contact the enquiries person about the role. 



Eligibility to apply


An applicant may be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or non-Australian citizen.  Visa holders whether that be temporary, provisional or permanent must hold a valid visa that permits them to work in Australia.

Further information about eligibility to work in Australia and related matters is on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website and the South Australian government Immigration SA website.

For information about Work Visas (Persons without Australian Residency) and employment in the Public Service can be found in the Determination 1 of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.

Applicants can check their work rights validity using the visa entitlement verification online.



Writing your application


Your application is an opportunity to demonstrate your skills, experience and abilities to a selection panel.  The panel uses applications to make an initial assessment and decide which applicants warrant further consideration.



Addressing the selection criteria


You will need to demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each of the essential and/or desirable selection criteria by providing relevant examples for each.  




Unless the advertisement says otherwise, your application should contain:

A cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the role against the selection criteria


Your Curriculum Vitae or Resume, which should include:

  • name, address and telephone contact numbers
  • current role title
  • education details
  • employment history (at least over the past 10 years) and other relevant experience
  • three current referees (include their names, role titles and telephone numbers) - one of your referees should be your current manager.

Some agencies may also require applicants to complete an employment declaration and before commencing employment a criminal history check may be undertaken.



Closing Dates for roles


Please ensure that your application is submitted to the applications contact by the closing date that appears in the advertisement.