How to apply

The following is a quick guide to applying for a role with Ability Centre:


1. Applying for a position

You need to submit your application online. Click on the link within the job ad. You will need to upload two documents, your resume and a covering letter.

Resume
Your resume is your marketing document so it is critical that it highlights what you have achieved in your career. Your resume does not need to be fancy to have impact - the rule of thumb is to "keep it simple". Your resume should include your contact details, a summary of your skills, education, professional memberships and your work history in reverse chronological order. Highlighting specific examples of past successes and achievements in your resume document assists us in determining the value and experience that you could add to Ability Centre.

Covering letter
A covering letter assists your application by communicating to us why you are motivated to apply for the role and what value you feel you can bring to Ability Centre. It also helps to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements for the position.


2. Application review

Your application will be reviewed by the hiring manager against the essential requirements for the position.


3. Screening

As part of our screening process, we may contact you to provide additional information or to conduct an informal phone interview.


4. Formal interview

If you are suitable for the position, you will be invited to participate in a formal interview.

We conduct behavioural based interviews which means at the interview we will ask you to demonstrate your capability and experience for the role with specific examples from your experience. Ideally, we are looking for you to be able to think about a particular experience you have had, summarise the context of the situation and step us through the actions you took to achieve the outcome. Before coming to the interview, think about past work situations that illustrate the skills and experience required for the position.


5. Additional testing

Depending on the nature of the role, you may be asked to prepare a presentation for the selection panel, undertake further online testing or complete a work test relevant to the duties of the position.

You may also be asked to undertake a second round interview.


6. Reference checking

As part of the recruitment process, you will need to provide the contact details of at least two professional referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent supervisor.


7. Pre-employment checks

National Police Certificate (NPC)
Successful applicants are required to provide a NPC no older than 6 months prior
to commencement. The cost of obtaining a NPC will be at the expense of the
applicant. Applications can be made online via Ability Centre’s provider at the
cost of $32.90 + GST. Employees will be required to renew their NPC every
three years at their expense.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)
Where a current WWCC is required for the position, this may be provided as part
of your application, otherwise it must be provided during the recruitment
process. The cost of obtaining a WWCC will be at the expense of the applicant.
Employees will be required to renew their NPC every three years at their
expense.

Evidence of right to work in Australia
Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their right to work
in Australia.


8. Success