Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme recruitment process
What to expect when you submit your IAP application.
We have 4 stages in our recruitment process.
Attend an information session to learn more about the IAP recruitment process. Spaces are limited, so you must book your place.
Please make sure the location and date of the session you want to attend is in the subject line of your email. Also, include your name and phone number. We’ll email you back to confirm your booking and where the session will be held.
|28 March 2017||Bunbury, WA||5 pm to 7pm||Email to book for Bunbury|
|28 March 2017||Port Macquarie, NSW||5:30 pm to 7:30 pm||Email to book for Port Macquarie|
|28 March 2017||Innisfail, Qld||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Innisfail|
|28 March 2017||Lake Haven, NSW||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Lake Haven|
|29 March 2017||Werribee, Vic||9:30 am to 10:30 am||Email to book for Werribee|
|29 March 2017||Werribee, Vic||3 pm to 4 pm||Email to book for Werribee|
|29 March 2017||Alice Springs, NT||5 pm to 6:30 pm||Email to book for Alice Springs|
|29 March 2017||Wollongong, Nsw||5:30 pm to 6:30 pm||Email to book for Wollongong|
|29 March 2017||Palmerston, NT||5:30 pm to 6:45 pm||Email to book for Palmerston|
|29 March 2017||Werribee, Vic||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Werribee|
|30 March 2017||Preston, Vic||9:30 am to 10:30 am||Email to book for Preston|
|30 March 2017||Werribee, Vic||10 am to 11 am||Email to book for Werribee|
|30 March 2017||Gympie, Qld||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Gympie|
|30 March 2017||Redfern, Nsw||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Redfern|
|30 March 2017||Werribee, Vic||3 pm to 4 pm||Email to book for Werribee|
|30 March 2017||Ballarat, Vic||3:30 pm to 4:30 pm||Email to book for Ballarat|
|30 March 2017||Preston, Vic||4:30 pm to 5:30 pm||Email to book for Preston|
|30 March 2017||Ballarat, Vic||5 pm to 6 pm||Email to book for Ballarat|
|30 March 2017||Cairns, Qld||5:30 pm to 7:00 pm||Email to book for Cairns|
|30 March 2017||Portsmith, Qld||5:30 pm to 7:00 pm||Email to book for Portsmith|
|30 March 2017||Katherine, NT||5:30 pm to 7:30 pm||Email to book for Katherine|
|30 March 2017||Batemans Bay, NSW||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Batemans Bay|
|30 March 2017||Portsmith, Qld||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Portsmith|
|30 March 2017||Townsville, Qld||6:00 pm to 7:30 pm||Email to book for Townsville|
|31 March 2017||Abbotsford, Vic||9:30 am to 10:30 am||Email to book for Abbotsford|
|31 March 2017||Maryborough, Qld||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Maryborough|
|31 March 2017||Narrabri, NSW||2 pm to 3 pm||Email to book for Narrabri|
|31 March 2017||Abbotsford, Vic||4 pm to 5 pm||Email to book for Abbotsford|
|31 March 2017||Casuarina, NT||5:30 pm to 6:45 pm||Email to book for Casuarina|
|3 April 2017||Nambour, Qld||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Nambour|
|3 April 2017||Liverpool, NSW||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Liverpool|
|3 April 2017||Blacktown, NSW||4 pm to 5:30 pm||Email to book for Blacktown|
|3 April 2017||Coffs Harbour, NSW||5:30 pm to 6:30 pm||Email to book for Coffs Harbour|
|4 April 2017||Epping, Vic||9:30 am to 10:30 am||Email to book for Epping|
|4 April 2017||Perth, WA||10 am to 11 am||Email to book for Perth|
|4 April 2017||Burwood, NSW||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Burwood|
|4 April 2017||Penrith, NSW||11:00 am to 12:30 pm||Email to book for Penrith|
|4 April 2017||Epping, Vic||4:30 pm to 5:30 pm||Email to book for Epping|
|4 April 2017||Cairns, Qld||5:30 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Cairns|
|4 April 2017||Innisfail, Qld||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Innisfail|
|4 April 2017||Newcastle, NSW||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Newcastle|
|5 April 2017||Morwell, Vic||3 pm to 5 pm||Email to book for Morwell|
|6 April 2017||East Ringwood, Vic||1 pm to 2 pm||Email to book for East Ringwood|
|6 April 2017||Cairns, Qld||6 pm to 7 pm||Email to book for Cairns|
|7 April 2017||Bendigo, Vic||10 am to 1 pm||Email to book for Bendigo|
|7 April 2017||Campbelltown, NSW||10:30 am to 11:30 am||Email to book for Campbelltown|
|7 April 2017||Dandenong, Vic||11 am to 2 pm||Email to book for Dandenong|
|7 April 2017||Bendigo, Vic||3 pm to 4:30 pm||Email to book for Bendigo|
Stage 1 - Applying
To apply, complete the online application. This includes simple multiple choice questions that will tell us how you prefer to work and what strengths and skills you have.
There is no written selection criteria in the application and no need to study. The exercise is not about knowledge. We then shortlist applications based on your answers and if you are successful you move to stage 2.
If you can’t submit an online application please contact us on the details below to discuss how to apply.
You will need to confirm your heritage for the IAP. Read more about how you can confirm your heritage.
Stage 2 - Online research task
If your application is successful we will invite you to complete an online research task. This will test your computer skills and if you can do basic research online.
If you can’t complete the task due to internet restrictions, please contact us to arrange another option.
Stage 3 - Assessment centres
If you are successful in stage 2, we will ask for 2 referees to complete referee reports and invite you to an assessment centre. This will be a face to face interview and a few short and simple activities. This will measure your verbal, numeric and written skills. Once again, you don’t need to prepare or study.
If you can’t attend an assessment centre please contact us. We will discuss other options and consider them on a case by case basis.
Stage 4 - Employment offer
We will make offers from late July to early August 2017. The IAP will start from late October 2017.
We will assess you for all roles available in the locations you applied in. If you are successful and available, we may offer you more than one position in different departments. If we offer you multiple roles you can choose which one you accept. It is also possible that successful candidates will only be offered one placement with one department.
Our offers of employment are subject to you meeting the required pre-employment checks. If we receive an unsatisfactory report on any of the checks, your offer of employment may be withdrawn.
You may need to pass all or some of the below character checks:
- National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
- security clearance
- Working with Children or Vulnerable People check
- referee check, which may include checks on misconduct or code of conduct proceedings
- pre-employment medical – this check confirms your fitness for duty and if any reasonable adjustments might be required in the workplace
- if you are an existing Commonwealth APS employee, a we may do an HR for Code of Conduct or performance issues
We will ask you if you want to stay in the merit pool for any future vacancies if you decline our offer. If you agree, then you may be contacted if a role commences within 12 months from the date the IAP advertisement is published in the APS Employment Gazette.
If you have any questions about the application process please email IAP@hudson.com or call us on 1300 856 993.
We will respond to phone calls between 9 am and 7 pm AEST, Monday to Friday except for public holidays. If you can’t contact us during these hours, you can send us an email.
Read more about requirements and who we’re looking for.