Application Process & Interviews at Department of Communications and the Arts

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

Assessment center with group task, written task and interview. Adequately assessed the competency of applicants.
Midlevel, Canberra
The recruitment process was quite involved, including a written application, rounds of online testing and an assessment center.
Midlevel, Canberra
Based on the Australian Public Service’s ILS (Integrated Leadership System)
Midlevel, Canberra
Rigorous interview process.
Graduate, Canberra

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Questions about team work, stakeholder relationships, problem-solving and achieving results.
Graduate, Canberra
General interview questions requiring me to demonstrate work ethic and approach.
Midlevel, Canberra
Based on the ILS criteria and some subject matter questions; why you want to work there.
Midlevel, Canberra
Skills, knowledge, interests.
Graduate, Canberra
There were some general questions and behavioural questions
Experienced, Canberra

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Researching the APSC Integrated Leadership System.
Graduate, Canberra
Understand the work and priorities of the organisation.
Midlevel, Canberra
Research the company and what they do; it will help you work out if it is the kind of work you are interested in and help you to explain how your capabilities and experience make you suited to the job
Midlevel, Canberra
Focus on how your skills and experience can contribute to the current work of the Department
Experienced, Canberra