Addressing selection criteria

Your selection criteria responses are an important step in the application process, they provide the selection panel with the primary basis for short listing your application. When responding to the selection criteria, it is important that you refer to the job specific candidate pack and address each of the required criteria. Consider what they mean in relation to your understanding of the role and provide evidence of your suitability. It is not sufficient to say that you meet the requirements of the selection criteria – give examples from your current and past roles which demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria, keeping in mind the behaviours outlined in ASIO’s Capability Framework and the examples that demonstrate you can work to the level required.

The six core capabilities outlined in ASIO’s Capability Framework are:

  • Promoting a security culture
  • Strategic thinking
  • Achieving results
  • Productive working relationships
  • Personal drive and integrity
  • Communication with influence.

Candidates who are unable to address the selection criteria will not proceed further in the process. For more tips and information on how to address the selection criteria it is recommended candidates look at the Cracking the Code publication developed by the Australian Public Service Commission.

Useful resources in preparing for our recruitment process: