Recruitment selection process

​​Thank you for considering a career with the Department of Home Affairs.

Before applying for a career with us, we encourage you to complete the Employment Suitability Self-Assessment.

For External Applicants – visit our Online Recruitment Website to access information about current vacancies and/or to submit a job application/s.

For Internal Applicants – log in to the ourPeople portal to access information about current vacancies and/or to submit a job application/s under the ‘Vacancies’ module.

Applications will not be considered if they are submitted outside of the online Recruitment system unless specific arrangements have been stipulated by the Department.

Before you start your application, you need to read the advertised position(s) description and decide if your skills and abilities match the requirements of the job. If you need more information to make this assessment, you can phone the Contact Officer to discuss the position.

You might also want to do other research about us and/or the vacant position. Documents such as the Annual Report and Corporate and Business Plans might be helpful and are available at our libraries, other Australian Public Service (APS) departmental libraries, and also on this website.

Our selection processes are very competitive and selection committees are often dealing with a large number of candidates, especially for vacancies advertised as 'several positions, various divisions and branches'.

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