At the ANAO, we are committed to conducting our recruitment exercises in a timely and effective manner. We will be in contact with you as soon as possible once applications close to let you know whether you have been short-listed to the interview phase of the process.

Initially, your application will be assessed by a selection committee against the ANAO capabilities. Responses to individual selection criteria are not required, however you will be asked to submit a letter of no more than 1,000 words outlining your relevant experience and why you are the best person for the job. To assist with drafting this letter, refer to the position description. You are advised to refer to the ANAO's Capability Framework which will provide you with more insight into what we are looking for.

After this, if you are short-listed, we will contact you by telephone to arrange a convenient time for an interview. If you are an unsuccessful applicant, you will be advised by email or post. Following the interview, if you remain in strong contention, we will contact and speak to two nominated referees.

If you progress to the next phase, a second interview/discussion is conducted. This discussion is held with staff from the relevant work area and gives you an excellent opportunity to discuss, and explore in greater depth, issues such as: the nature of the work; duties; work environment, training and development; career advancement; responsibilities and expectations; conditions of employment, including remuneration; team structure; culture of the office and other matters that may help you to make an informed decision about working at the ANAO.

At this stage you may also be asked to undertake a brief work sample exercise and personality questionnaire. These assist the committee to make a final assessment of your claims for the position and also gain an insight into your working preferences.

Following consideration by the ANAO delegate, successful applicants will be contacted by phone and subsequently sent a formal offer of employment. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email or post.