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25 May 2022

Applications for the 2023 program open on 09 May 2022 and close on 05 June 2022. Please note that due to tight timeframes, we do not accept late applications.

Our application process has 3 simple stages with video interviews available to meet COVID-19 restrictions. We designed this process to draw out the best in all applicants. We will keep you informed of your progress at every stage.

If you need more information before you apply, please see About our Graduate Development Program.

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Steps for the application process

  1. Online application form

    Before you start, prepare thre following to inlude with your application:

    • your resume or CV;
    • a copy of your most recent academic transcript
    • your statement of claims.
  2. Need tips?

    Need tips on writing your statement of claims? See our hints and tips for applying.

  3. Written assessment and panel interview - assessment centre

    If you're shortlisted, you will progress to the assessment centre. This will involve a written assessment and a video conference interview.

  4. Offer

    If you're successful at the assessment centre, a verbal offer for placement in the program will be made to you. As part of the offer pack, you will be required to satisfactorily obtain a Baseline Security Clearance.

Recruitment timeline

Applications open
Applications will open Monday 09 May 2022 and close at 11.30pm on Sunday 29 May 2022. Late applications will not be accepted.

Candidates shortlisted
The selection panel will shortlist candidates by mid-June 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment centre process. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by late-June.

Assessment centre
Shortlisted candidates will undertake assessments which may include online assessment, written and virtual interview. Assessment centre assessments will be conducted in August 2022.

Referee checks
Where candidates have been assessed as having the required capabilities and aptitudes, referees will be conducted can confirm suitability.

Merit pool
Offers will be made to suitable candidates by early September 2022.

Hints and tips for applying

How to respond to the criteria in your statement of claims

We recommend you use the 'STAR' model to write your statement of claims.

STAR model

The STAR model asks you to answer some specific questions, giving examples of when and how you have used your skills.

  • Situation—Set the context by describing the circumstance where you used the skills or qualities and gained the experience.
  • Task—What was your role?
  • Actions—What did you do and how did you do it?
  • Results—What did you achieve? What was the end result and how does it relate to the job you are applying for?

When writing your response:

  • Use examples from work, university or other areas of your life
  • Focus on your own involvement in various situations (use 'I' rather than 'we')
  • Provide recent examples wherever possible
  • Use examples that have a clear beginning, middle and end

for further information check out APSC Cracking the Code

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