Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme recruitment process

What to expect when you submit your IAP application.

 We have 4 stages in our recruitment process.

Information sessions

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.

Date Location Time Book
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.

Applicants must bring 100 points of identification and evidence of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian heritage to the assessment centres.

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

Merit pool

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.

Contact us

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.

For more information and job application tips, read the Australian Public Service Commission’s Cracking the code guide or Advice for Job Seekers.

Page last updated: 28 March 2017

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