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How to apply

1. Read the position advertisement and job description carefully. If you have queries about the position, email or telephone the contact officer listed in the advertisement.

2. The advertisement attachment will advise you to apply by one of the following methods:

  1. Complete an Expression of Interest form, and include a CV;
  2. Prepare a statement addressing the position’s Job Holder Capabilities, and include a CV and application for employment cover sheet; or
  3. Supply a cover letter and CV.

Expression of Interest Form

The Expression of Interest form can be found on our jobs page as an attachment underneath the position advertisement and job description. It is also available below. If this form is indicated as the application method, you do not need to prepare a Statement addressing the Position’s Job Holder Capabilities.
  • Complete all fields on the form.
  • Support your claims with actual, specific examples of what you have done at work, privately or in the course of your studies. Where possible, include an indicator of success or a result.
  • Try to limit your responses to the word limits indicated on the form.
  • Sign the Anti-doping daclaration, either electronically or print, sign and scan (This is a requirement of all prospective employees - if you feel that you cannot make the unqualified declaration, please contact employment@ausport.gov.au or call (02) 6214 1328).
  • Prepare a curriculum vitae summarising your qualifications and work history and listing contact details for two referees, one of which should be your current or most recent supervisor.

Email the completed form along with your CV to employment@ausport.gov.au.

Statement Addressing the Position’s Job Holder Capabilities:

The job description outlines the responsibilities and tasks required in the job. The Job Holder Capabilities section of the job description describes the personal qualities, skills, abilities, knowledge and qualifications you will require to perform the role effectively.

The selection panel will rate applicants against the capabilities, and create a shortlist of candidate’s to move on to the next stage of the process – usually either a telephone or face-to-face interview

The statement is your opportunity to describe how you meet the requirements of the job.

  • Describe how your skills and experience would enable you to satisfy the specific job holder capabilities.
  • Support your claims with actual, specific examples of what you have done at work, privately or in the course of your studies. Where possible, include an indicator of success or a result.
  • Try to limit your responses to 250 words per sub-heading (Qualifications & Experience, Knowledge & Skills, and Personal Attributes).
  • Prepare a curriculum vitae summarising your qualifications and work history and listing contact details for two referees, one of which should be your current or most recent supervisor.
  • Complete the application for employment cover sheet. Sign the Anti-doping daclaration on the coversheet, either electronically or print, sign and scan (This is a requirement of all prospective employees - if you feel that you cannot make the unqualified declaration, please contact employment@ausport.gov.au or call (02) 6214 1328).

Submit your application via email with all three attachments (Application Coversheet, CV and Statement), and email to employment@ausport.gov.au.

Cover Letter

Your cover letter should be no more than 1-2 pages long, introducing you and providing a brief summary of your qualifications, skills and experience.


Submit this along with your CV and a completed application for employment cover sheet to employment@ausport.gov.au.

Note: 

Your application must reach the Australian Sports Commission via email by close of business on the date stated in the advertisement. Telephone (02) 6214 1328 if you are unable to submit your application by email. If you wish to supply hard copy publications, videos or other attachments with your application, send clearly labelled copies, not the originals.

A member of the Australian Sports Commission Human Resources section will email you confirming that your application has been received, and will advise all applicants in writing when the selection process has been finalised (usually two weeks from close of applications).

You may enquire on the progress of your application at any time with the contact officer listed in the job description.

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