Addressing Selection Criteria

FREE Selection Criteria Examples – Over 110+ | Government & Tertiary Sectors

A big thanks to those of you who keep returning month-on-month; and a sincere welcome to new visitors, I guarantee you will find this an invaluable resource. I have hyperlinked all the following interview-generating selection criteria examples from 2009 to 2020 for quick access with one touchpoint. 2020: Building Inspector, QLD Government ... 1 Dec 2020 Librarian, Tertiary Sector ... 1 Oct 2020 Senior Investigator, [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Building Inspector, QLD Government

My client applied for the role of Building Inspector in State (QLD) Government and progressed to the interview stage. The application involved addressing four (4) selection criteria across two pages in cover letter format. One of the criteria is showcased. High level interpersonal, consultative, negotiation and mediation skills. On a key project I managed, the majority of stakeholders had conflicting objectives, goals and deadlines. To [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Librarian, Tertiary Sector

My client applied for the role of Librarian in the tertiary sector, progressed to the interview stage and just missed out on the role. They came in second; the role was offered to an internal applicant, as is so common in the tertiary sector and across all levels of government (federal, state, local). The application involved addressing seven (7) selection criteria. Two of them are [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Senior Investigator, WA Government

My client applied for the role of Senior Investigator in State (WA) Government and progressed to the interview stage. The application involved addressing five (5) selection criteria in three pages maximum. Following are excerpts from two of the criteria. Legislative compliance. On a large-scale investigation involving stealing from a high profile multi-national organisation across a wide spread geographical area, I was tasked with investigating the [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Proof Reader, APS Government

My client applied for the role of Proof Reader in APS Government and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing five (5) selection criteria with a stipulated 300-word length limit for each. The following are excerpts from two of the criteria. Strong attention to detail and high-level English language skills, particularly written. In my most recent role at the Department of XYZ, [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Program & Schedule Support Officer

My client applied for the role of Program & Schedule Support Officer in APS Government; in Services Australia, previously named the Department of Human Services (DHS) at that time. A total of 1,400 candidates applied; my client was shortlisted and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing four selection criteria. A full example from one criterion follows. Provide an example of a [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Social Worker, Mental Health Clinician

My client applied for the role of Social Worker, Senior Mental Health Clinician in State (QLD) Government and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing four selection criteria (professional commitment, teamwork skills, communication, and service to clients) across two pages in cover letter format. A full example from the communication criterion follows. Communication A pivotal review of the TTT Service was conducted [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Ranger – State (QLD) Government

My client applied for the role of Ranger in State (QLD) Government and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing six selection criteria across two pages; five Capability Leadership Framework (CLF) criteria plus an additional technical/knowledge criterion. Excerpts from two of the criteria follow. Displays Personal Drive and Integrity. Across all my roles and when volunteering on conservation projects, I strictly followed [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Senior Manager Financial Services

My client applied for the role of Senior Manager Financial Services within State (NSW) Government, progressed to the job interview stage and was offered the role. A two-page statement in letter format addressing two targeted questions was prepared. A full example from one of the questions follows. Describe your role in a significant process improvement project to streamline financial processes and improve internal controls. When [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Admin Officer, Private Education

My client applied for the role of Administration Officer in the private education (secondary) sector and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing six selection criteria across two pages in cover letter format. A full example from one of the criteria follows. Business administration. In my most recent Administrative role, I undertook a variety of tasks that were highly voluminous, varied in [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Student Services Representative

My client applied for the role of Student Services Representative in the tertiary sector, progressed to the interview stage, was offered and accepted the role. As is the case with many tertiary applications, there are typically both essential and desirable selection criteria components to address. One selection criterion from the essential component follows. Ability to work within a clear set of protocols and guidelines, including [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Telehealth Support Officer

My client applied for the role of Telehealth Support Officer in State (WA) Government and progressed to the job interview stage. The application involved addressing eight essential and three desirable selection criteria. Two demonstrable examples using STAR model follow from one essential and one desirable criteria. Sound conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills. Working as a Field Service Engineer, I dealt with a variety of [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Expense Management Support Officer

My client applied for the role of Expense Management Support Officer in the tertiary sector, progressed to the job interview stage, was offered and accepted the role. The application involved addressing six selection criteria. Following is a demonstrable example using STAR model from one selection criterion. Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders and clients ensuring service delivery meets key requirements. [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Group Manager Local Government

My client applied for the role of Group Manager in a Council (Local Government) and progressed to the job interview stage. She gained glowing feedback from the entire selection panel and came in second with the job offered to the candidate who had been acting in the role – as is very common – but with much deliberation as my client impressed the panel across [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Senior Investigator QLD Government

My client applied for the role of Senior Investigator in State (QLD) Government. He was one of five applicants (from a total of 40) shortlisted for an interview. A two-page statement was prepared to address six selection criteria. Following is a full excerpt of one criterion. An understanding of courtroom etiquette and proceedings. I have attended court on numerous occasions across four States and Territories [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Administrative & Business Support Officer

My client applied for the role of Administrative & Business Support Officer in State (QLD) Government. She progressed to the job interview stage, was offered the role and accepted. A two-page statement addressing six criteria was prepared. Following is a full excerpt of one criterion. High level customer service skills, interpersonal and communication skills. For a 14 year period I worked in an administrative capacity [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Intelligence Analyst QLD Government

My client applied for the role of Intelligence Analyst in State (QLD) Government. He was shortlisted with 50 others for an interview from a total of 600 applicants; 15 job vacancies were on offer. A total of 5 selection criteria based on the QLD Capability Leadership Framework (CLF) required addressing in two pages. Following is a full excerpt of one criterion. Supports productive working relationships: [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Senior Project Officer

My client applied for the role of Senior Project Officer in State (VIC) Government and was shortlisted for an interview. Even better, he was offered and accepted the role. A total of 6 selection criteria required addressing in three pages. Following is a full excerpt of one criterion. Project Management My high-level experience in project management practices, processes and principles are demonstrated through my involvement [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Probation Officer TAS Government

My client applied for the role of Probation Officer in State (TAS) Government and won a job interview. Six specifically-written selection criteria required addressing. Following are full excerpts of two of the criteria. Well-developed interviewing, negotiation and conflict resolution skills including the ability to motivate, challenge behaviours and deal professionally with high risk offenders, critical situations and work related stress. On one occasion during my [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Manager Compliance

My client applied for the role of Manager Game Compliance in State (VIC) Government and won a job interview. She came in second to a candidate with 15 years’ experience. This was a very large application involving the addressing of 10 selection criteria across four pages in total. Following are part excerpts from four of the criteria. Previous investigative or compliance / enforcement experience is [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | English Teacher (VIC Government)

My client gained a job interview for an English teaching role in the Victorian education sector. This was a huge application which involved addressing 8 selection criteria, each ranged between 400 and 500 words. On completion, the word count for the entire application totalled at just over 4,000 words – that’s bigger than most university/tertiary assignments at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels! Following are part [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Client Services Officer

My client gained a job interview after having applied for the role of Client Services Officer in a State (QLD) Government department. Seven selection criteria required to be addressed in a two-page statement. Following are full excerpts from three of the seven selection criteria. Demonstrated knowledge of best practice procurement procedures. Commonwealth Government procurement rules and standards changed in 2014. I undertook mandatory training in [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | APS Workforce Scheduler

My client gained a job interview after having applied for the role of Workforce Scheduler in an APS/Federal Government department. A total of four criteria required addressing, each with a 400 word length limit. Following is a full excerpt of one of the selection criteria. High level verbal and written communication skills including the ability to compose clear, accurate and professional documentation. An important part [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Paralegal APS Government

This client applied for the role of Paralegal within an APS Government department and was successful in gaining a job interview. A two-page document addressing selection criteria/competencies was required covering five key areas, including aptitude and experience; research and advice; drive, judgment and organisation; working relationships; and communication. Following are full excerpts of two of the five selection criteria. Working Relationships. Working at my virtual [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | APS Workforce Analyst

This particular client applied for the role of Workforce Analyst in an APS Government department and was successful in going through to the job interview stage. A total of five selection criteria required to be addressed; following are part excerpts from two of the criteria. Demonstrated high level communication skills including the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. My influencing skills are demonstrated through [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Administration Team Leader

This particular client applied for the role of Administration Team Leader within State (QLD) Government – specifically, in Queensland Health – and was successful in going through to the job interview stage, was offered and accepted the role. Following are part excerpts from two of the five selection criteria which required to be addressed in a two-page cover letter format. Planning and Prioritisation: Planning, prioritising [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | Advisor (Commonwealth Games)

This particular repeat business client applied for the role of Advisor for the Commonwealth Games in a State (QLD) Government department which resulted in an interview. A two-page statement was requested to address five selection criteria/capabilities/competencies. Following are full excerpts of two of the criteria. Communicates clearly. I use well-developed verbal and written communication skills when liaising with TTT’s External Affairs team; they regularly deal [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses | Grammar School Development Director

This client applied for the role of Development Director at a Grammar School in Victoria and secured a job interview. Aside from preparing a well-developed resume, I also helped create a 2.5 page cover letter addressing six criteria. Following are full examples addressing three of the selection criteria. Developing, driving and executing strategic plans. Much of my experience in the education sector has centred on [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples | Personal Assistant (PA) Local Government

This repeat business client applied for the role of Personal Assistant (PA) in local government in Tasmania, breezed through the job interview stage, was offered and accepted the role. This was a big application requiring the addressing of 10 selection criteria; all were addressed in 4 pages. Following are part excerpts from 3 of the selection criteria. Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative, judgement and discretion [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers | Customer Compliance Officer

This client gained a job interview, was offered the role and accepted. Four selection criteria required addressing with a 200-word limit for each. Following are full examples for two of the criteria. Please provide an example of your understanding of the abilities required to work in a team based environment where you contribute to the overall culture and performance of a workplace. I recently worked [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples | ABS Field Interviewer

This particular client applied for the role of ABS Field Interviewer in the Australian Public Service (APS) – Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Five criteria required addressing at a maximum page length of half page each. They included Interpersonal Skills, Communication, Achieving Results, Technical Aptitude, and Past Experience. My client was called up for a job interview but was unable to attend due to a [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses – Student Development Advisor

This repeat business client once again gained another job interview in the Tertiary sector in Victoria; this time it was for the role of Student Development Advisor. A total of seven criteria needed to be addressed for this application; following are full excerpts of two of the criteria. Knowledge of current theory and practice of, and experience in applying a developmental approach to student advising. [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Examples – Assistant Consultant

This client applied for the role of Assistant Consultant in State (Qld) Government and gained a job interview. A two-page statement required addressing the following 7 selection criteria: Customer Focus, Educating Others, Continuous Learning, Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, Work Values, and Technical Knowledge. Following are full excerpts from three of the criteria. Customer Focus: In my most recent role as Assessment Officer at the HHH [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers – Student Wellbeing Counsellor

This particular client applied for the role of Student Wellbeing Counsellor in the Tertiary/Higher Education Sector and gained a job interview. As is typical with university applications, many of them require the addressing of numerous Essential and Desirable criteria. This application required the addressing of six Essential criteria; one of the rare few applications, where only a small number of criteria were stipulated. Overall, the [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Samples – Web Officer State Government

This particular client applied for the role of Web Officer in State (Queensland) Government, gained an interview, was offered the role and gladly accepted. The stock standard five Capability Leadership Framework (CLF) criteria – Supports Strategic Direction, Achieves Results, Supports Productive Working Relationships, Displays Personal Drive and Integrity, and Communicates with Influence – required addressing in a two-page statement. Following are part excerpts from three [...]

Free Selection Criteria Responses – Coordinator, Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme

This particular client applied for the role of Coordinator, Civil Law Legal Aid Scheme within State (Qld) Government, and progressed to the interview stage. Five selection criteria required addressing. Following are part excerpts from two of the criteria. You can analyse, comprehend, interpret and apply procedures and guidelines to make decisions. You ideally have knowledge of legal practices and process, particularly in relation to civil [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – Project Officer

This client applied for a Project Officer role in State (Qld) Government, gained a job interview, was offered the role and accepted. As is commonplace with Qld Government applications for the past few years, selection criteria required addressing in a two-page statement. Following are part excerpts from three of the seven criteria. Demonstrated experience with all aspects of project coordination, preferably building refurbishment projects. In [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses Samples – Finance Officer Qld Health

This client applied for a Finance Officer role in State Government in the Qld Health Department and gained a job interview. Instead of addressing the standard five criteria from the Capability Leadership Framework (CLF) – Strategic Direction, Achieves Results, Cultivates Relationships, Demonstrates Drive, and Communicates with Influence – the application called for the addressing of four specifically-written criteria. Following are part excerpts from two of [...]

Addressing Selection Criteria: Importance of Determining Criteria Requirements Before Applying!

Across all roles in Australian State and Territory Governments, as well as Local and Federal Governments, prior to commencing the processing of drafting selection criteria responses, it is important you find out character/word length limit for each criterion, or an overall page length limit to address all the selection criteria. Producing a document that contains too little or too much information is a killer, plus [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – Graduate Insolvency Services Officer – Accounting or Law

This particular client applied for the role of Graduate Insolvency Services Officer in Accounting or Law in an APS/Federal Government agency and gained a job interview. A total of seven selection criteria required addressing in cover letter format at a specified two page maximum. Following are part excerpts from three of the criteria. Case Management Towards the end of my employment at ZZZ, I became [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses Samples – Senior Investigator

This particular client applied for the role of Senior Investigator in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS)* and was successful in progressing through to the job interview stage. The selection criteria component was lengthy and required addressing six criteria at a maximum of 500 words each. Following are part excerpts from three of the criteria. Managerial and Planning As Detective Sergeant and relieving [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – Senior Change Management Consultant

This client applied for and gained an interview for a role in State (SA) Government in the capacity of a Senior Change Management Consultant. A total of seven selection criteria required addressing; all were well addressed in a three-page document. Following are part excerpts from three of the criteria. Proven experience to initiate and foster strategic partnerships and networks with stakeholders within and external to [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses Samples – Senior Operational Capability Officer

This particular client applied for a role in State (QLD) Government in the capacity of Senior Operational Capability Officer and gained a job interview. A two-page statement was required addressing the stock standard five QLD Public Service (QPS) Capability Leadership Framework (CLF) selection criteria: supports strategic direction, achieves results, supports productive working relationships, displays personal drive and integrity, and communicates with influence. As mentioned in [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – EA to Dean & Head of School

This client applied for the role of EA to Dean & Head of School in the tertiary sector and gained a job interview. During the job interview, the selection panel commented on how highly impressed they all were with the written application. A total of five pages in cover letter format was developed to address selection criteria listed under Essential and Desirable sections. When I [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses Samples – Locations & Film Services Manager

This particular client applied for the role of Locations & Film Services Manager in State (WA) Government and was successful in gaining a job interview. A two-page document was developed addressing six selection criteria. Following are part excerpts from three of the criteria. Achieves Results. As the producer of a successful program (D&E) on the XXX television network, executives stipulated a change in direction/focus. I [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – Director / Head of School

This client applied for a role of Director/Head of School in the tertiary sector; he gained a job interview was offered the role and accepted. The selection criteria component involved the addressing of a total of seven criteria listed under Essential and Desirable sections. In addressing the five criteria listed under the Essential section, content/examples for each one was written and maintained at just under [...]

Applications received for an APS Government Department numbered in excess of 41,000

The Department of Human Services (DHS) received 41,000 applications across its core three programs – Centrelink, Medicare, and the Child Support Agency – for just 1,250 jobs! Many of the roles were open only to applicants already working in the public service. At the time this article was written by HC Online, 923 job offers had been made with 512 acceptances. When I consult with [...]

FREE Selection Responses Samples – Investigator

This client applied for the role of Investigator in an APS/Commonwealth Government agency, gained a job interview, was offered the role and accepted. The application required addressing a two-page expression of interest (EOI) demonstrating the standard APS Integrated Leadership Framework (ILS) selection criteria. The five criteria included Supports strategic direction, Achieve results, Supports productive working relationships, Displays personal drive and integrity, and Communicates with influence. [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Answers Examples – Teaching Scholar (Mechanical)

This client applied for the role of Teaching Scholar (Mechanical) in the tertiary sector and gained a job interview. A total of 17 selection criteria required addressing which were separated into Essential and Desirable Sections. The Essentials section contained four key headings (Qualifications, Teaching, Other, and Personal Qualities); and the Desirable component contained three selection criteria listed under the heading ‘Experience, Knowledge and Skills’. It [...]

FREE Selection Criteria Responses Samples – Executive Assistant NSW Government

This client applied for the role of Executive Assistant in a state (NSW) government agency and gained a job interview. A total of eight criteria requirement addressing; following are excerpts from four of the criteria. Capacity to implement administration and procurement policies, procedures and instructions, document control and records management systems and processes. Recently, the QQQ Group introduced a complete new electronic travel expense database. [...]