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Tips for applicants

We understand that applying for a new position can be a daunting task. To support you in the application process, we've provided you with the following tips and hints.

  • Keep your resume succinct and direct, outlining only relevant skills and experience.
  • Provide your professional history in chronological order with your most recent experience first going back a maximum of 10 years.
  • Remove personal information that is not relevant to your application, such as:
    • date of birth
    • drivers license number
    • star sign
    • marital status
    • family information (eg names and ages of children)
    • photos
    • hobbies and interests.
  • Provide your contact number for us to reach you during standard business hours.
  • Include referee details from your most recent positions.
  • Ensure your resume and supporting documentation are saved and attached in an English language format.
  • Check your spelling and grammar.

The university aims to recruit the best available candidate. Our selection criteria help us determine who the best match for this position is.

  • Have your resume in front of you when applying, and use this as a resource to address the selection criteria.
  • Address each criterion individually in the spaces provided by communicating the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience you have that meet the criteria.
  • Where relevant, provide real-life examples from your previous experience which convey how you've developed the required skills or knowledge and provide evidence to support your claim.
  • Should you be unable to respond to a specific criterion, enter 'NR' to indicate 'No Response', your mix of skills, knowledge and experience may still make you the most suitable candidate for the role.
  • Double-check that you're ready to submit your application. Once your application has been submitted, you will no longer be able to access it to make changes.

If you would like further clarification on the advertised position, please contact the person listed in the job advertisement.

  • Consider the layout of your resume, and attach your publications list separately in your application.
  • Do not attach any written references to your application. Should you be successful in progressing to the interview stage, referees will be requested at this point.

Our Human Resources team undertakes verification checks to ensure that the University is meeting legislative obligations and the information a candidate provides is accurate.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021