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Applying for a role | I work for NSW

So you’ve spotted a role that you think might be right for you– what’s next? 

Applying for a role with the NSW Government might seem daunting and time-consuming at first: preparing your application, addressing focus capabilities; answering targeted questions; submitting your application online. It seems like a lot to have to do to apply for a job, but it’s only a small investment compared to the benefits and career opportunities you’ll gain if you’re successful in securing a role with NSW.

We want to make sure our selection process is as fair and transparent as possible, so we give you a few opportunities to showcase your capabilities, depending on how far you progress in the selection process.

If you have a disability and need an adjustment to be made to the assessment process, please don’t hesitate to let the nominated contact know so they can accommodate you.

For more detailed information regarding applying for a role with NSW, please read our guide to applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

Guide to applying for a role in the NSW public sector

The recruitment process

An outline of what happens at each stage of the recruitment process.

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Your checklist

Some things you need to check before submitting your online application.

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Answers to frequently asked questions about the application process.

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Capability Framework & Discovery Tool

Do you have the capabilities for the job?

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