Before you start
Carefully read the advertisement and the supporting
documents. You can also contact the enquiries person about the
Eligibility to apply
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.
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
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
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
Curriculum Vitae or Resume, which should include:
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.