Writing effective job applications for Government

Get an interview and win that job!

This half-day course will show you how to maximise your chance of a government job at all stages of the recruitment and selection process. I will show you how to prepare your curriculum vitae to get you noticed by the selection panel. I will step you through the process of writing an application, using plain English and a reader focus, to ensure your application presents you in the best possible light.

The course also helps you prepare for an interview. I show you specific techniques to make the interview less stressful and more likely to result in a job offer. Don't worry - I don't use role-playing in front of the class!

The course focuses on your strengths and shows you how best to convey your skills and experience. I use examples of role descriptions, CVs and applications from real government recruitment processes. As a former head of corporate services in a government department, I also give you first-hand insights from the perspective of the selection panel.


  • 1/2 Day (9.30am - 1.00pm)

Who should attend?

  • Staff who are new to government
  • Experienced staff who haven't applied for a job in some time
  • Anyone hoping to land a public sector role

Course contents

  • Deciphering the position description
  • Preparing your curriculum vitae
  • Writing your application for a government job
  • Preparing for the interview
  • Interview techniques
  • Common errors and pitfalls

Duration and cost

  • Half-day in a meeting room in your business area
  • From $200 per person (ex-GST)
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