STEM ICT scheme recruitment process

Learn more about applying for the STEM ICT scheme. We have 5 stages in our recruitment process.

Applications for the 2017 STEM ICT Scheme have now closed.

Stage 1 - Applying

To apply, you’ll need to complete an online application.

Make sure you have the following information and documents available to attach to your application:

  • personal details such as email, phone number and residential address
  • a final version of your CV or Resume including the contact details of 2 referees, 1 being a current supervisor
  • a copy of your STEM qualifications and academic transcripts
  • proof of Australian citizenship
  • declare if you currently are, or have been, the subject of any disciplinary or Code of Conduct investigation by an employer

Stage 2 - Online gamification

When we receive your application we first check your eligibility. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements you will be invited to complete gamification testing.

We’ll send you a link to the online gamification, which is hosted externally to our website. The testing is made up of a set of mini games that will take about 20 minutes to complete. You will get an additional 5 minutes to log in and read the testing information. The games will test your skills and abilities in:

  • problem solving
  • numerical reasoning
  • processing speed
  • verbal knowledge

Once you start the testing you need to complete it in 1 sitting, although you can take breaks in between each game if you want. You will have 2 days to complete the testing from when you receive the invitation.

If you have completed this same gamification in the last 12 months, you won’t be able to complete it again but you will have the option to release your results to us.

Stage 3 - Assessment of applications

We’ll assess your application based on the information you and your referees provide and results from the online gamification. We’re looking for examples of, and skills in, 4 key areas.

1. Research and analysis

Your ability to gather and evaluate information from different sources in order to complete a task.

2. Communication

Your ability to convey information, in writing and verbally, to a wide range of different stakeholders clearly and simply.

3. Leadership

The ability to commit to action, display personal drive and motivation.

4. Initiative and Innovation

The ability to identify areas for business improvement.

An interest in or understanding of information and communication technology will be highly regarded.

Stage 4 - Interview

We’ll invite short listed applicants to attend an interview in Adelaide, Brisbane or Canberra. If you can’t attend in person we may conduct the interview over the phone.

Stage 5 - Pre-employment checks

Employment offers are expected to start from June 2017. We will assess you for all roles available in the locations you applied for.

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.

The pre-employment checks include:

  • a satisfactory Entry Level Check
  • referee and employment history integrity checks
  • medical check

You may be required to undergo ongoing suitability assessments as part of your employment with us.

We may create a merit pool of suitable candidates for future jobs with us. A merit pool is where we identify candidates who are suitable for a position, but may not be offered a role immediately.

Contact us

To contact us:

  • email the STEM ICT scheme
  • call us in:
    • Canberra 02 6143 6008
    • Adelaide 08 8131 6032
    • Brisbane 07 3551 8740

Page last updated: 26 April 2017

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