How to Apply

The Authority prefers lodgement of applications by email to recruitment@natcap.gov.au. Where this is not possible, post your application to:

Human Resources
National Capital Authority
GPO Box 373
CANBERRA ACT 2601

If you are lodging an application by email it is our preference that all parts of your application are attached as one document.

Before submitting your application it is advisable that applicants read the Guidelines for preparing your application.

Guidelines for preparing your application

When preparing your application think of it as the opportunity to present your claims for the position. First obtain the Job Description from the Current employment Opportunities section of the Authority's website.

If after you have obtained the Job Description you require further information about the position, you should speak to the Contact Officer listed in the advertisement.

The primary function of an application is to provide sufficient information about your qualifications, abilities, personal qualities, experience and standard of work performance. It is the first step of the selection process and although it will not solely determine whether you are successful it will form the basis to decide if you will be considered further in the selection process. Therefore your application should be an organised information paper written with the needs of the selection criteria in mind.

Your application should consist of three parts:

  • Application Cover Sheet
    (The cover sheet provides a summary of your contact and personal details)
  • Summary of your claims against the selection criteria
    (This part should outline your claims against each of the criterion based on your previous experience and qualifications focussing on your past achievements to demonstrate your suitability to meet the criteria).
  • Summary of your Work History Experience.
    (This part should provide a brief summary of your work history and should be presented in a chronological format with your most recent experience and work history listed first.)

Referee Reports

Written referee reports do not need to be submitted. You can supply two current referee names and contact details with your application or alternatively if you are successful in gaining an interview you should come prepared with the contact details for these referees.

The Selection Process

Applicants are advised that selection for all employment opportunities is made on the basis of merit as described in the APS Values, clause 10 of the Public Service Act 1999. The National Capital Authority uses streamlined selection processes and a mix of assessment methods, which may or may not involve an interview. From time to time the Authority may use the services of a recruitment search organisation to assist with the selection process. Applicants are advised to obtain the job description documentation and to structure their applications accordingly.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the next phase of the selection process. Please note that applications will not be acknowledged on receipt. To those applicants who are not shortlisted we extend our thanks for considering the Authority as a potential employer.

Australian citizenship is required for employment in the National Capital Authority. Conditions of employment are contained in the Authority's Enterprise Agreement.

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