Applying for a job with the DTA

How to write and submit your online application.

Who can work for us

To work for us, you must be:

Our selection process

Our selection process usually consists of an:

  • application
  • interview, assessment activity or both
  • referee check.

Find a position

Find your next role:

Write an application

Most positions require a written submission as well as a Résumé. The written submission may be in the form of a cover letter or a short pitch.

Tips for your written submission:  

  • respond to the selection criteria using the STAR model
  • include examples from work, study or community roles
  • explain what you’ve done, how well you did it and what you achieved.

Prepare your online application

We recommend writing your responses ahead of time, to do this:

  1. Select Preview your Application Form.
  2. Review the form questions.
  3. Write text-based responses somewhere else – when you’re ready to apply you can paste your responses in the relevant fields.

Submit your application

To submit your online application:

  1. Find your desired role and Start a New Application.
  2. Review and agree to the Privacy Policy by pressing Begin.
  3. Respond to each of the required questions.
  4. Review and submit your responses.

You don’t have to finish your application in one sitting, you can save it and finish it later. To return to an application you’ve already started, sign in to your account.

Shortlist and interview

We will check your application against the requirements of the role. If you’re short-listed, you will be invited to attend an interview, assessment activity or both.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can get in touch with us at recruitment@dta.gov.au