Australian High Commission

Job vacancy-Selection criteria

Guidelines on Selection Criteria to applying for job vacancies

Selection Criteria

The High Commission sets selection criteria for each vacant position in order to identify the key skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications which are required to effectively and efficiently perform the functions of the position.

The competing applications we receive are considered and marked against each of the selection criteria in order to find the most suitable applicant. It is therefore essential that applicants address each of the selection criteria listed in the job vacancy, if their application is to be successful.

The central role of selection criteria

We emphasize that selection criteria are the key determining factors in our recruitment process and applicants must address each of the selection criteria in their applications.

Please note that applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

Statement of claims against selection criteria

Your application is essentially a statement of claims against the selection criteria and should be the centre piece of your application. In addressing the selection criteria, you should use specific examples of work you have done, describing how you have contributed to a process or an outcome, and how this relates to the particular selection criteria you are addressing.

You should seek to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the position by describing your relevant skills, abilities, knowledge, work achievements and experience against each of the selection criteria. You must show us that you meet them and how you meet them.

On a final note, it is useful to remember, that the primary function of your application is to provide sufficient relevant information about yourself to convince the selection panel to short list your application for more serious consideration. That information however must be relevant to the key skills, abilities, knowledge and experience requirements that have been outlined in the selection criteria.