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Applying for a job at DSTG

Follow the information provided before applying for DSTG positions
Follow the information provided before applying for DSTG positions

It's important to follow the correct application process when applying for a job at DSTG.

Firstly, you should obtain the information package about the position from this website or by using the contact details in the advertisement. The information package will contain a position description, organisation description, selection criteria and details of the relevant professional contact officer.

Read the selection criteria and position description to ensure that you meet the job requirements and have a good understanding of the job. If you require further information about the position, contact the officer nominated in the information package. This person will be able to advise you on all technical aspects of the job and the work area.

Prepare an application following the tips contained in the Australian Public Service Commission's Cracking the code guide. It is essential that you include a statement addressing your claims against the selection criteria for the position. Address each selection criterion separately, and explain how you meet this requirement in terms of your abilities, experience, qualifications, achievements and personal qualities.

All Defence job applications are to be submitted through the online application system, prior to the closing date. Applicants who need to submit their application in a different format, or who are unable to apply online, will need to email or phone the professional contact officer prior to the closing date.

You should restrict your responses to the length specified on the online application form, and wherever possible include specific relevant examples of your work.

When you include examples, you should explain:

  • your personal role in the task;
  • the methods you used;
  • any barriers you were able to overcome; and
  • the outcome.

You don’t need to provide written referee reports with your application. However, you should include the names and contact details of two referees who can comment on your work performance. We expect that one of your referees will be your current supervisor or manager. If you don’t want us to contact your referees without advising you first, indicate this in your application.

See also:

If you require further assistance, please contact our recruitment staff:

Defence Service Centre


Attached files

Key information

  • Applicant User Guide
  • Citizenship
  • Job Vacancies
  • Online Application System
  • Security
  • Selection Criteria