Beginning your application – tips for first time applicants to the ABS
Your email address is our primary method of contact with you, in many ways it is more important than your name. Ensure that this is correct, current, reliable and accessible. Some web based email systems can become 'full' quite quickly. Make sure you understand any limitations that may apply to your email account.
You will need to use the same email address you initially used to register for the ABS Careers site to access your current applications. Also, any communication and forms we send you will be to this email account.
If you have forgotten your password you can reset it via the login page. The ABS National Recruitment team will not be able to reset your password for you. See below FAQ for information on how to reset your password.
Save your application regularly as you proceed through the steps as the site does “time-out” after a short while.
Below you will find some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Non-ongoing (Temporary) Employment Register, the “Register”.
Why has a new Register opened?
We roll over the Register every 6 months to keep the talent pool fresh and to give an opportunity for interested candidates to update their applications. We will alert you by email when the current Register is to close, and when you can apply to the new Register.
How long will my application be available on the Register?
The Register is usually open for 6 months. After this time the Register will close and you will need to reapply to any future Register(s). We will email you closer to the time that the Register is to close and let you know when the new Register is to open.
What is the likelihood of being considered for a position?
It depends on what your experience is and the grade/level/salary you are seeking. The majority of our temporary employment opportunities are at the APS levels 1 - 5, with a salary range between $41,606 p.a. and $68,784 p.a. plus Superannuation. Most of these positions are administrative or entry level management. However, we do look for candidates with technical skills at higher levels, for example Case Managers, Graphic Designers, IT Specialists and Senior Managers and those with specialised analytical and methodological skills.
Our hiring managers will search the Register for candidates based on the skills and experience they require for a position(s). When you are being considered for a position the hiring manager will contact you directly, usually by telephone, however most of the official communication from the ABS (such as job offers) will occur by email.
We would like to express that this Register is to express your interest in working for the ABS on a temporary basis. Once you have applied the ABS will only contact you if a potentially suitable position arises.
Do I need to be an Australian citizen to apply for the Register?
Yes, it is a requirement of the ABS that you have your Australian citizenship at the time of employment. If successful in gaining a position, you must be able to prove Australian Citizenship with original documentation on your first day with the ABS. For more information about Australian Citizenship and how to prove your Citizenship please visit http://www.citizenship.gov.au/
Do I need to apply online, or can I apply in another way?
I have previously applied to the Register, do I need to reapply to the new Register to be considered for future temporary positions?
Yes, each Register is open for 6 months. After a Register closes all applicants to the closed Register will no longer be considered for future temporary positions.
Each Register is unique, with changes occurring to the application form each time a new Register is released. You will need to follow the steps in the Register application form for information on how to apply.
By visiting the Current Vacancies page you will need to use the navigation panel on the left side of the page to get to the “login” screen. On this screen you will find a link to reset your password. After you click the link to have your password reset it will ask you to input your email address and submit. The password reset link will be sent by email to the inbox of the email address you used to sign up for ABS Careers. Once you retrieve this email you will be provided with a link to a page where you can create a new password for your account.
The ABS National Recruitment team cannot reset your password.
You will need to locate the Register on the ABS Current Vacancies page.
To begin a new application you will then need to click the “Start New Application” link on the right of the Register. From there you will see prompts for your personal information, which is stored securely. You will also be prompted to login soon after you begin your new application, if you have previously applied for an ABS vacancy you will need to use your email address and password, see the question on how to change/reset your password on this page if you are unable to login. If you have not previously applied for a job with ABS you will need to register yourself to ABS Careers page (eRecruitment). Once you complete the registration details an email will be sent to your email inbox confirming your login details.
After login/registration, you will begin the application form for the Register. Simply answer any and all applicable questions, some fields will be mandatory and are indicated by use of a red asterisk (*) next to the question.
Remember to use the buttons at the bottom of each page to “Save”, or “Save and Continue”.
Upload your resume and any relevant files, such as transcripts, cover letters etc, completing the declaration at the bottom of the page when you are satisfied, Save and Continue.
The last step of the application form requests that you review your application details, there is a “Submit” button on this page; remember to press the Submit button once you are happy with your application. If you do not press submit your application will not be considered, as it won’t be searchable by our hiring managers.
Do I need to upload a resume/CV?
My Resume/File won’t upload to my application
How do I update my resume?
The file name of my Resume hasn't changed after uploading a new one
Do I need to withdraw my application to the Register when a new Register is open?
How do I continue a saved application, or update an application?
How do I know that my application has been submitted?
Can I withdraw my application?
How do I contact the recruitment team?