How to Apply

You can apply for positions at ACT Health Directorate by creating an on-line profile in our eRecruitment system and then apply to an advertised vacancy.

Guidelines for applicants

Please read the duty statement and selection criteria in the advertisement carefully before preparing your responses.

The duty statement describes the tasks and functions of the position. The selection criteria lists the qualifications, abilities and experience that the Selection Advisory Committee will be seeking in the successful candidate/s.

You should also telephone the contact officer mentioned in the advertisement to discuss any questions you might have and to clarify your understanding of the role.

Application packages

Your application

When you apply for a job online, you must address the Selection Criteria advertised in the vacancy.

The template below has been included to assist you in writing your responses.

Template for Addressing Selection Criteria

Please save the template to your hard-drive, complete your responses then upload the saved document into your on-line profile using the "Add" link under "Manage Your Files" at the top of the My Profile page after you have logged in or have applied to the position. It is important you upload the document with the "Job Number" (Req Id) as part of the title (i.e 00AB3).

Referee Reports

You will be asked to supply the names and contact details of two relevant work related referees when completing the on-line assessment. These referees may be contacted by the Selection Advisory Committee at any time once applications have closed.

Please note that some advertisements state selection is likely to or will be made on application and referees report only, it is particularly important to provide at least one but preferably two written referees reports as attachments to your on-line profile in these circumstances.

All nominated referees should be advised that they may be asked to provide a referee report to the Selection Advisory Committee.

As an applicant, you should be made aware by the Selection Advisory Committee of any adverse comments provided in either oral and written referee reports. As a general rule, your immediate supervisor should be one of your referees. If this is not appropriate or possible for any reason, you should raise this matter initially with the Contact Officer.

A referee report template is provided below. This template can be forwarded to your nominated referee's. When completed they can send it back for you to save on your drive. These saved documents can then be uploaded into your profile ensuring the documents' name is the Job Number of the vacancy you are applying for. i.e 00AB3.doc. Please note that your referees may still be contacted by the committee to seek any clarification required.

Web-based email

If you don't have an email address, a number of providers offer free web based email services.

All correspondence from ACT Health will be forwarded to the email address specified in your on-line profile.

Application Checklist

Your application should include the following:

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Written response to the selection criteria (using the template above)
  • Written referee report(s) where available (using the template above)
  • Covering Letter (Optional)

All of these documents can be uploaded onto to your on-line profile. To assist us in collating these documents, please save them with the Job Number as part of the title before uploading them. (i.e. Criteria 00AB3.doc)

Late Applications

Late applications are generally not accepted, so please ensure that you have completed all the steps required and have attached any relevant documents required to your profile (as outlined above) by the closing date. If you are unable to lodge a full application by the closing date, you should discuss the circumstances with the Contact Officer.

Questions about the Position or Progress of your Application

The nominated Contact Officer is available at any time to answer questions about the position or the progress of your application.

Interviewee Availability

As an applicant, you will be considered available for interview from the date applications close, unless you advise us otherwise. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted, typically via email, and advised where and when the interview will be.

Withdrawing Applications and Notification

If you wish to withdraw an application submitted online, simply log on to your profile, locate the appropriate position and click the "If you no longer wish to be considered for this job" link. Your status against this position will show Withdrawn on the 'My Workbench' page.

Alternatively, if you have withdrawn in error or cannot withdraw on-line, you must contact Recruitment Services immediately

Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via their nominated email address once the selection process is finalised.


Restricted Vacancies

Permanent vacancies advertised in the Gazette are open to all Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia except where a position has been restricted at the discretion of the Chief Executive. These positions will be flagged with a # symbol in the ACT Public Service Gazette and will be noted as restricted vacancies in any other advertising.

Temporary Vacancies

Under section 106 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994, a permanent officer of the ACTPS must fill a temporary vacancy where such an officer is available and suitable for placement in the position.

Where no such permanent officer is available, a person may be engaged as a temporary employee to fill the vacancy. Applicants who are not Australian Citizens or permanent residents must have an approved and appropriate work visa.

Voluntary Redundancies

Should any potential applicants have accepted an offer of voluntary redundancy from the ACTPS, they would not be permitted to be employed in any capacity with any ACT Public Service agency or authority for a minimum of two years from the effective date of separation, except with the specific approval of the Commissioner for Public Administration.

ACT Health Values

The ACT Health values are Care, Excellence, Collaboration and Integrity. These values emphasise our commitment to looking after our patients, improving our organisation, and making ACT Health a great place to work. If your personal work values align with those of ACT Health this can support you in your role to understand and work toward the goals of your team, unit and the wider organisation.

ACT Health Values - Information Sheet

Work Health and Safety

The Health Directorate is committed to Work Health and Safety in the workplace.

Relevant Legislation & Links

Contact us

If you need assistance or wish to provide feedback on the online process please do so by emailing: