How to apply

1. Overview

Your application is the first step towards securing an interview and therefore should be of the highest quality.

Please take the time to read the following information carefully before preparing your application.

2. Before you apply

Before applying for a job at the Town of Cambridge you should feel confident you possess the necessary skills and experience to successfully carry out the duties of the advertised role.

All advertised jobs are accompanied by a Position Description which contains a list of selection criteria and key responsibilities.  When applying for a position please consider whether your skills and experience meet the requirements of the selection criteria and key responsibilities.

Please note you do not need to address specific selection criteria in your application, however you will be asked to answer some questions in relation to your skills and experience aligning to the role.

3. Preparing your application

Applicants will be directed to an online platform where they will be asked to complete an online application form, upload a resume, answer some questions and undertake aptitude, personality and/or skills testing.

The selection process is designed to assess your skills, knowledge and experience for the position. 

Resume / Curriculum Vitae

Your resume/curriculum vitae should contain: 

  • relevant personal details
  • summary of work experience, including dates and details of tasks performed in each position;
  • education and training relevant to the position; and
  • any outside-of-work activities relevant to your application. 

Application Questions 

During the online application process you will be asked to answer 2 - 3 questions in response to the requirements of the role. 


You will then be required to complete a series of short timed aptitude, personality and/or skills testing.

The tests are undertaken online as part of the application process so please allow enough time to complete them

For further information on the application process and what is required please refer to the Applicant Information Pack attached in the job advertisement. 

4. Lodging your application

To commence lodging your application, please return to the Town webpage for the position you are interested in and click the 'Apply Online' button.

The Town is an inclusive employer and accordingly if you have a disability or condition that limits your ability to complete the online application process before the closing date please contact the HR team on (08) 9347 6012 to discuss an alternative lodgement method or reasonable adjustments to be made to the process.

5. Application Closing Date

Applications must reach our office by 3pm on the closing date specified in the advertisement.

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Manager Human Resources.

6. More information

For more information about an advertised position please contact our Human Resources team on 9347 6000.