Recruitment takes one year, including progressively more intensive interview processes (online testing, individual and group assessments, followed by an intensive clearance process).
I went through a rigorous and multi-stage interview process to get into DFAT. It involved written tests, aptitude testing, video interviews, group work and a panel interview.
1. Written application, including selection criteria. 2. Online intelligence test. 3. Essay on Australia's international profile, which had to be written and submitted in an hour. 4. Face to face interview, comprised of: a) group simulation exercise b) written report on group simulation exercise c) standard interview.
Long interview process over a period of months. Involves an initial phase of answering selection criteria, cognitive and psychological tests, online essay, and a face-to-face interview. I believe a video interview has also been introduced as a step in the process since I was recruited.
Extremely rigorous, involving multiple stages and taking the best part of a year from start to finish.
Selection criteria, cognitive testing, interview, group exercises, written test. The process was rigorous and lengthy, but I don't think there was anything unusual compared to other departments.
This process was quite long and arduous but positive overall. Other than the usual written response to key selection criteria, the assessment process involved testing of literacy, numeracy and abstract reasoning; psychometric testing; a written exam; video interview; group interview and an individual interview.
The process for getting into the department involves multiple rounds - application, academic testing, a timed writing task, video interview, in-person interview, more writing tasks, a group task, psychometric testing, and finally a security interview.
Initial application; 1st round cognitive testing; 2nd round extended responses to selection criteria; 3rd round online, timed essay; 4th round online interview; 5th round assessment centre (group task, written task, hour-long panel interview).
Written application, cognitive tests, one-way video interview and writing task, then re-testing (cognitive) and assessment centre (group task, writing task, panel interview).
Written application, cognitive testing, written assessment, group interview, individual interview
1. Online assessment centres 2. Video interview 3. Face-to-face interview and assessment
It is roughly a 5 stage process. 1 - responding to selection criteria with full application 2 - cognitive testing 3 - written and psychological testing 4 - cognitive testing 5 - interview and assessment centre
Online application, online video interview, online test, online written test, online personality test, face to face interview, security clearance.
The recruitment process was very rigorous, involving a written application, cognitive testing, video interview, online exam, (more) cognitive testing, group exercise, written exercise, interview, and security clearance.
The interview process is very extensive with multiple rounds. The assessments were not difficult in terms of specific technical knowledge but were testing and hard to prepare for.
Very rigorous and competitive process of selection at the graduate level - the whole process takes about 11 months and involves a series of steps, including online cognitive and written testing and a day-long assessment centre.