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Important Dates

Applications Open – Monday, 24 March 2014
Applications Close – Sunday, 13 April 2014

Refer to the Key Dates page for other important selection process dates.


Pre-Application Checklist


The following list of questions may help you decide whether a career at the ABS is right for you; and will identify what you need,
to complete an online application.

Pre-Application Checklist
Are you an Australian Citizen?
Have you completed your most recent qualification (at the Bachelor level or higher) between 1 January 2012 and 31 January 2015?
If your only tertiary qualification/s were obtained overseas, you must provide a certificate of equivalence from the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) stating that your qualification is equivalent to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a recognised Australian educational institution. Visit the NOOSR website for further information
You should have your resume readily available to upload once you commence your online application
You must have your latest transcript readily available to upload once you commence your online application
Be prepared to provide substantive evidence (eg sound examples) in your written responses to the Selection Criteria. For hints and tips on addressing Selection Criteria please refer to our Addressing Selection Criteria page
Have contact details for two recent referees on hand


Lodging Your Online Application


Applications for the ABS Graduate Program are lodged through the ABS eRecruitment system. The electronic application process consists of three simple stages: registration, drafting your application and review. The system will guide you through each of these stages.

When submitting your application, please be sure that you respond to all the mandatory questions, complete your responses to the selection criteria and upload a copy of your resume and your most recent academic transcript.

If you have any queries about using the ABS eRecruitment system, please contact Recruitment on 1800 249 583.




Selection Criteria

Selection criteria describe the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications needed to undertake the role effectively. These are the factors against which applicants are assessed to determine their relative merit for the job.

Your statement of claims against the selection criteria is an essential part of the short-listing process. Please take note of the word limits that have been assigned to each criteria.



Further information on addressing Selection Criteria:

For further information on addressing selection criteria in the Public Service, see:


Important: The ABS will be filling Graduate positions in a variety of specialised areas located at various locations around Australia requiring certain qualifications and skill sets. Please note, other than your written application and interview, considerations that may form part of your assessment and possible assignment to specific graduate roles may include your degree and field of study, any preferences you indicate and your willingness/capacity to relocate to where the position available.



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