Your resume provides additional information for the selection panel.
Remember to include details about your education and recent employment. Applicants are required to attach copies of education credentials or licenses as part of their application.
If a qualification has been obtained overseas, a copy of an assessment of the qualifications by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR). This assessment advises on the educational level of an overseas qualification compared to the educational level of an Australian qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Applications may not be considered without this assessment.
Your application should include your work history (including period of employment, position and organisation) in chronological order, starting with your most recent position.
Include at least two recent, work-related referees listing their names, position titles, daytime contact telephone numbers and email addresses.
We recommend notifying your referees of the position you are seeking to prepare them to speak on your behalf.
Referees will be contacted if the panel determine to progress your application to the next stage after interview.
This should include a brief overview of your interest in the position. Include your contact details with a daytime phone number and the position title for the role you are applying for.
Applications must address how applicants demonstrate abilities to meet the Essential Criteria detailed within the position description.
1. Essential Criteria
These are the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience an applicant must possess in order to do the job.
An applicant will need to clearly demonstrate how they meet each of the Essential Criteria in order for their application to progress.
It is not necessary to meet all of the desirable criteria in order to apply for a position or for your application to progress.
People with disability
Should I identify as having a disability in my application?
It is your choice as to whether you make the decision to disclose your disability at this point of the application process. If you decide to, you may wish to discuss possibilities for work-related adjustments in your covering letter.
Can I make a request for adjustments for the interview?
Yes, you can make requests for adjustments for the interview.
Council will ensure that people with a disability have equal access and opportunity in the recruitment process. Requests for adjustments are subject to meeting inherent requirements and where the request does not place an unjustifiable hardship on the employer.
If you are chosen for an interview, you may be contacted by phone or email. This is the time to say whether you need anything to assist you at the interview, for example if you need:
- wheelchair access into or around the building
- an Auslan interpreter
- to review pre-interview information and questions on a digital device
Can I make requests for workplace adjustments once I've been offered a position?
Yes. You can make requests for workplace adjustments once you have been offered a position. Your request may include adjusting the work environment and/or adjusting the job tasks.
You do not have to disclose your disability during the application process. However, you could discuss your disability at the interview. For example, you may give examples of how in previous workplaces your disability was not a factor in achieving outcomes within your role/ Or, you may want to briefly discuss how the job could be adjusted to allow for your disability.
- equipment which will allow you to perform the job with greater efficiency
- modification of tasks that are not inherently required of the position
- altering the physical layout of the work area
These matters cannot be finalised at the interview. They will be negotiated in detail with you if you are the successful applicant.
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss any adjustments, please contact Council’s People & Culture team on 02 4868 0888.