Advertisements and position descriptions should be checked for any specific requirements in regards to submissions. Hard-copy applicants should specify the name of the position applied for and position number in their application.
The primary function of an application is to provide sufficient relevant information about your education, work history, skills and experience to the Selection Panel. It is the first step of the selection process and although it will never solely determine whether you are successful, an application does convey important information about you and your suitability for the position.
It is important to prepare a thorough application, which addresses the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the position description, as it will be used to ascertain whether or not you are successful in gaining an interview. It shows why you are a suitable candidate for the job and how your skills, knowledge and experience address each of the selection criteria.