Applying for a Position

Preparing your application

To apply for a job within Council, please use the following guidelines to prepare your application.

What to include:

Your application should include the following three (3) documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Response to selection criteria or focus questions

These documents will need to be saved as separate documents in either Word or PDF Format.

Response to selection criteria or focus questions

Each position within Council has a specific position criteria listed within the Position Description. Your application should include a response to each of the criteria, clearly demonstrating how your qualifications and experience help you meet the requirements of the role. You should use specific examples to demonstrate your ability and experience in your chosen role. The position being advertised may ask for you to include a response to 'key or focus questions' instead of the position criteria. A template for your answers is always provided and this should be included in your application.

Addressing the selection criteria for focus questions is a crucial component of your job application, so it is vital that you do not rely on your resume alone to demonstrate your skills and experience.

Submitting your application

The following instructions have been designed to assist you step-by-step when applying for a position.

Web Recruitment: How to Apply for a Position

Step 1: Sign up to our recruitment system

By signing up to our online recruitment system you will be able to submit your application electronically, and also receive job notifications via email when positions are advertised.

Step 2: Apply for the job

  1. Click on the job you wish to apply for and sign up as a new user.  If you have already registered as a user please enter your login and password.
    Forgotten your password? Click the 'Forgot Password' link and an automatic email with instructions will be sent to you. This will allow you to change your password.
  2. A copy of the advertisement and details of the position you are interested in will appear.
  3. To begin submitting your application, click on the 'Apply' link and follow the prompts to start completing your application.

Step 3: Attach documents

Documents can be attached as a Word or a PDF document. The best way to upload these to the system is to make sure you save them to your computer prior to applying. Please ensure that the document is closed when you try to attach it or our system will not recognise it.

If you have previously submitted an application for a position with us, your documents will still be available within your profile when you log in, and therefore may be uploaded from there by simply clicking the circle to the left and clicking 'upload'.

If you wish to upload a new document as part of your application, please ensure that it is saved as a different file name from any previous document you uploaded as our system will not recognise it as a new file. For example, if you named your previous resume 'resume' and are uploading a newer version, you may want to name it 'resume2'.

Step 4: Successfully submitting applications

If your application has been successfully uploaded to our online system you will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your application.

Trouble submitting your application? If no email is received after completing and submitting your application or you are experiencing other issues when applying, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 292 442 or email to confirm your application has been received.

The library provides free access to computers and that applicants will need an email address and a library card or to purchase a visitor's card to apply online.

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