How to Apply

Preparing your application

Review the job advertisement and position description to determine if the role is right for you.
The position description provides an overview of the role and responsibilities as well as the skills and experience required to be successful in the role.

Cover Letter

A cover letter is a brief introduction about you and your skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the job.


Your resume should include relevant information about your education, employment history, achievements, abilities and referee contact information.

Selection Criteria

You must respond to each criteria provided in the advertisement.

You will need to write at least one paragraph using specific and actual examples to demonstrate how your skills, qualifications and experience address each criteria.

When you begin your online application you will be prompted to provide your responses to the selection criteria.

Submitting your application
  • Submit your application before the closing date and time.
  • Late applications may be considered, however Council can not guarantee that they will be accepted after the closing date and time.
  • Applications will be considered with regard to the skills, qualifications and experience demonstrated within the response to the selection criteria and resume.


If you are contacted to attend an interview you can prepare by reviewing the position description and selection criteria, Council's values and reflecting on how you have demonstrated these capabilities through your work experience and/or studies.

The interview may involve one or all of the following steps:

  • First interview: Council conducts panel interviews usually consisting of two subject matter experts and one independent panel member. The first interview may also include a practical exercise or assessment.
  • Second interview: A second interview may be conducted to assist with the selection process. These interviews are often less formal however may also include a practical exercise or assessment.
  • Assessment Centre: An assessment centre may be scheduled to include varied exercises which simulate different aspects of the work environment.


Pre Employment Checks

Reference Checks

During the application process Council requests the names and contact details of a minimum of two referees. If shortlisted, we will contact the referees provided.

  • Referees should be current and/or recent previous supervisors.
  • Reference checks will be completed prior to offers of employment.

Pre-employment medical assessment

If required, the medical will be conducted by Council's chosen provider and will be at Council's expense.

Driver assessment

If appropriate to the recruited position, a driver’s assessment may be conducted by Council’s chosen provider and will be at Council’s expense.

Working with Children Check

Any position identified as child-related employment in accordance with child protection legislation will be required to provide a Working with Children Check (WWCC) number at the time of application and at interview.

Offer of Employment

If successful, you will receive a verbal offer, followed by a written ‘Letter of Offer’ outlining the terms and conditions of employment.


Eligible but not Successful

Candidates who are assessed as meeting the requirements for the role but are not successful at interview stage may be offered placement on an Eligibility List for similar future vacancies.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via a telephone call and email.

If an unsuccessful applicant would like to obtain feedback on their performance throughout the recruitment process, appropriate contact information will be provided.