While challenging, the interviewers made an extra effort to make you feel comfortable. This helped calm my nerves.
The interview process was rigorous but also quite stilted and inflexible. It could be improved - it wasn't reflective of the organization once I started working there, so don't be put off if it feels odd.
Assessment centre, interview, online testing
Compared with other public service job applications, this one wasn't too bad. It involved three stages: (1) application, including answering a couple of short answer questions (2) assessment centre, including an interview, a written task and a group task (3) online aptitude test Applications were then assessed based on performance in all areas, with the assessment centre stage weighted the most. During the interview, staff were really friendly and encouraging.
I submitted an application online with a resume attached, then was invited to an assessment centre at the Melbourne office. The assessment centre involved three parts; a group task, a work task and an individual interview. I then had to complete online testing. My references were then called and I was offered the job.