Preparing and submitting applications
Applications are only accepted in response to advertised vacancies and it is essential that applicants address how they possess the nominated capabilities, knowledge, skills and experience outlined in the selection criteria for the position. It is crucial that a response to each of the selection criteria is submitted for your application to be considered.
Preparing your application
The content of your written application is crucial in the selection process. It is the basis on which the selection panel's decision to interview applicants is made. It is your responsibility to ensure you provide the panel with adequate information about your knowledge, skills, experience, qualifications and capabilities for each selection criterion. The information you provide must be accurate and truthful.
The Applicant Information Package will guide you on what you need to do to apply for a position at the Commission. The information package should be read in conjunction with the role's position description and the selection criteria.
The closing date for individual positions is provided in each advertisement.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application online either through iworkfornsw or other online recruitment sites.
It would be appreciated if a valid personal email address could be included in your job application. Only in exceptional circumstances should an applicant submit their application via one of the following alternative methods:
- mail to the Manager Human Resources and Administration, ICAC, GPO Box 500, Sydney NSW 2001
- email to the Manager Human Resources and Administration at email@example.com
- fax to the Manager Human Resources and Administration on (02) 9264 5364.
The ICAC Award (518 KB) outlines the conditions of employment that apply to ICAC staff.
The ICAC Code of Conduct sets out the principles ICAC officers are expected to uphold, and prescribes specific conduct in areas considered central to the exercise of the Commission's functions. This document should be read if considering applying for a position.
What you need to address in your application
The content of your written application is crucial in the selection process. It is the basis on which the selection panel's decision to interview applicants is made. It is your responsibility to ensure you provide the panel with adequate information about your knowledge, skills, experience and abilities for each selection criterion.
In order for your skills and experience to be given every consideration by the selection panel, it is essential that your application include the following:
A covering letter
The covering letter should clearly identify the position you are applying for. This letter is also your opportunity to convincingly demonstrate to the panel that you meet the selection criteria. Your letter should emphasise aspects of your skills, qualifications, experience and abilities as they relate to each individual selection criterion.
This should include:
- personal details (including home and other contact telephone numbers and a personal email address)
- details of your qualifications
- recent employment history (names of organisations, periods of employment, job titles, major duties and responsibilities and main achievements)
- skills and/or experience gained outside of paid work
- the names and telephone numbers of two referees who can be contacted to comment on your past employment and work performance in relation to the selection criteria. It is preferable that your most recent, direct supervisor is nominated as one referee.