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How to apply using eRecruit

Demo on how to apply for using eRecruit.

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How to apply using eRecruit

Completing your job application is simply a matter of stepping through a series of online forms.  You will be required to;

  1. Confirm your personal details – note that these entries will be pre-populated where possible from your personal profile information stored in eRecruit.
  2. Attach supporting documents – you are encouraged to attach documents that will assist in the assessment of your application, these may include :
  3. Resume (mandatory) - if you have loaded a resume into your eRecruit profile then it will automatically be added to your application.  You can replace this document with a different version if you wish. Your resume should contain;
  • Academic qualifications;
  • Training certificates and licences
  • Summary of your previous employment, including positions held, period of employment and a brief description of duties performed.

Overseas Qualifications - If you have qualifications from overseas you are encouraged to attach a copy of an assessment of your qualifications by the Australian Education International - National Office of Oversees Skills Recognition (AFI-NOOSR) to your application. This assessment provides advice on the educational level of an overseas qualification compared to the educational level of an Australian qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). You can obtain more information about this assessment service by checking the website at or by phoning 1300 363 079 or 1300 363 079.

  1. Enter referee details - If you have loaded referee details into your eRecruit profile then they will automatically be added to your application.  You can include additional referees or remove pre-populated referees when creating your application.  You will need to provide the names, position titles and contact details of at least two referees who have direct knowledge of your capacity to perform the duties outlined in the position description.
  2. Respond to the Selection Criteria – this is a critical part of all job applications with Council.  As an applicant it is your responsibility to demonstrate to the selection panel how you meet the selection criteria.  Your application may be one of many the panel has to review, so you need to make your responses clear, concise and relevant to the criteria identified.

    It is not usually necessary to include samples of work or lengthy descriptions of projects you have undertaken with your application. These may however, be taken to the interview if you believe they would enhance your application.

    Important Note: Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be interviewed.
  1. Make Declarations – You will be asked to make declarations in relation to a range of criteria that are important to Council.  It is essential that your declarations are truthful and complete.  Detection of false declarations is likely to result in the elimination of candidates from the recruitment process.  A false declaration detected after the commencement of employment may result in dismissal from Council.

When completing your application you should not;

  • Be long winded or ‘pad’ your application with irrelevant information
  • Overstate your case

Things to note about the eRecruit system;

  • You can progressively complete your application in different sessions.  Just make sure that you select Next at the bottom of the current form to ensure that the content is saved before you exit the application.
  • You can return to previously completed web pages in your application by selecting the Previous button at the bottom of the application form
  • If your login has been idle for about 15 minutes the system will automatically log you out of eRecruit.  If this happens just login again.

Applications will be automatically acknowledged by the eRecruit system on their receipt.  If you are shortlisted for an interview you will be contacted by telephone/email to arrange an interview.  If you have not been contacted within 6-8 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.

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