Application Information

Applicant Kit

The Applicant Kit contains a range of useful information for applicants including:

  • an overview of the Department
  • information on how to apply
  • links to the Department's Annual Report and Enterprise Agreement
  • information for referees if you are asked to supply referee reports at a later stage

All information collected for the purposes of potential employment will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988. Further information about the Federal Privacy Act 1988 can be viewed on the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner web site.

For more information about a specific job or the Department in general, you should consult with the nominated contact officer.

Referee Kit

The Referee Kit contains information for referees including:

  • key principles for writing referee reports
  • an explanation of the rating scale for referee reports
  • the referee report template
  • Referee Kit DOC: 123 KB PDF: 107 KB ReadSpeaker

Closing Dates

Each job has a specified closing date which is listed in myRecruitment. Applications received after that date may not be considered.

Submitting an application

The Department prefers electronic lodgement of applications via myRecruitment.

Where electronic lodgment is not possible, please contact our Recruitment Team on 02 6274 6161 or email to discuss other options for submitting your application.

As a part of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to complete an application form, address the relevant selection criteria and advise contact details of referees.


Applicants are advised that all jobs with the Department require a minimum of a Baseline Security Clearance. Successful applicants will need to obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level.

Security clearance forms will be sent to all successful candidates with their proposed letter of offer. Successful candidates will not be provided with their formal letter of offer until their security clearance has been granted.

More information regarding security clearances can be found on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency website.


Last Updated: 9 November, 2016