Preparing selection criteria for tertiary applications is never fun and there are always Essential and Desirable criteria to address. I always advise clients to keep the document to a maximum of five pages – institutions do not typically stipulate word or page length limits. The less criteria to address, the less pages needed. You should always address all the selection criteria in the Desirable section; […]
APS Selection Criteria Applications – Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Example
Many APS Government agencies are changing the manner in which selection criteria are addressed by asking a specific line of questioning, and of course they are continuing on with mandating a word or character length limit for each criterion. Take for example this most recent role – APS3 Information Officer within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection – which was advertised in April 2015. […]
This client commissioned my services to prepare an Express of Interest (EOI) – Order of Merit for acting opportunities at APS5 level within an APS Government department. She was successful in gaining an interview and the feedback she received from the selection panel regarding her written application – in particular the EOI – was very positive; they advised that it was very impressive, one of […]
This client applied for the role of Business Services Officer in state (NSW) government and was successful in reaching the job interview stage. Eight (8) criteria required addressing; following are excerpts from three (3) of the criteria.
Client engagement and customer service skills and capacity to establish and maintain effective working partnerships with internal and external stakeholders…
I am innovative in networking, building effective working relationships and […]
This client applied for a role of Team Leader Child Protection in state (WA) government. The selection criteria component involved addressing five (5) criteria in three (3) pages. Her application successfully guaranteed a job interview. Following are excerpts from 3 of the criteria.
Advanced supervision, management, leadership skills and experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
I have had extensive experience working in a multi-disciplinary team […]
This client applied for the role of Electronic Monitoring Surveillance Officer in state (QLD) government and gained a job interview. The majority of applications for QLD government departments/agencies stipulate the preparation of a statement addressing selection criteria in two pages. Following are excerpts from three of the selection criteria.
In my most recent role as a marine specialist and Second in Charge (2IC) within the Department […]
This client applied for the role of Assistant Compliance Officer in state (NSW) government and gained a job interview. Six selection criteria required addressing; a statement of four pages in length addressing the criteria was developed. Following are excerpts from three of the selection criteria.
Ability to analyse financial records to investigate and establish tax liabilities.
I am very experienced in analysing financial records and performing tax […]
This client applied for the role of Customer Service Officer in local government, a council in NSW. My client was successful in gaining a job interview. A four page statement was prepared addressing selection criteria covering both ‘Essential’ and ‘Desirable’ components with ten and three criteria respectively, 13 in total. Following are excerpts from four of the criteria listed as Essential.
A minimum of three years […]
This client applied for the role of Teacher Hairdressing within a TAFE institution in state (Queensland) Government. The application involved preparing a suitability statement addressing selection criteria based on the Queensland Public Service (QPS) Capability Leadership Framework (CLF). Five standard selection criteria are contained in the CLF: supports strategic direction, achieves results, supports productive working relationships, displays personal drive and integrity, […]
This client applied for the role of Management Accounting Coordinator in local government (a council in Victoria), and gained a job interview. A three page statement was prepared addressing five selection criteria. Following are excerpts from three of the criteria.
Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and developing staff.
In my current role as Financial Controller at EEE Ltd, I lead, manage and develop a team of four […]