How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in a recently advertised vacancy in the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (the Department). We appreciate your interest and if successful, you will find that joining the Department is a great way to build on your capabilities, improve your professional skills and contribute to key Government priorities.

We seek people with a wide variety of skills and competencies. Employment in our Department is governed under the Public Service Act 1999 and our employees embrace the Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct.

Your Application


Applicants must be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement. The successful applicant will need to hold or undergo a comprehensive security assessment BEFORE commencement. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment. Starting salaries will be within the range specified for the APS level and will depend on experience.

Special provisions apply to excluding persons who have accepted a voluntary redundancy from the APS. If you have accepted a voluntary redundancy from the APS please visit the Australian Public Service Commission website to confirm your exclusion period.

For more advice on applying for a position and the process of recruitment you can look at the application information page and read the Applicant Kit.

Before you Apply

Before you apply, carefully read the job description and selection documentation. If, after reading the documentation, you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and you would be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure about any aspects of the role or the Department, we encourage you to speak with the contact person for more details. You can also access additional information such as our annual report from our website.

Preparing Your Application

Your application should be brief and address the selection criteria. A selection decision may be based solely on your written application and referee reports, and it is the quality, rather than the quantity that is the most critical factor.

When preparing your application, please note that selection criteria 1–5 has a combined word limit of 1500 words and selection criteria 6 has a word limit of 500 words. It is important to remain within the word limit or your application may not be considered. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not receive consideration.

You are encouraged to address each selection criterion giving key examples and/or achievements and attach a brief statement of your employment history in the form of a CV or resume.

When responding to the selection criteria, you can cut and paste from Microsoft Word or type directly into the field in myRecruitment. Please note that some formatting will not translate into myRecruitment so please review your responses before submitting.

For advice on addressing selection criteria and general advice on how to apply for APS positions please visit the APS jobs website—How to Join the APS.

Submitting Your Application

Lodgement of applications is to be made online via the Department's myRecruitment system.

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.

The following information must be submitted as part of your application:

  • your claims against the selection criteria
  • a short resume of your education and employment history

Applications must arrive before the closing date/time as selection committees are not obliged to accept late applications. Applications submitted via myRecruitment will receive a confirmation.


Last Updated: 9 November, 2016