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Applying for a Position

Position Description

The Position Description for each vacancy is available from the position's page and has been put together to provide you with information about the vacant position. This is also where you will find the key selection criteria.

Preparing Your Application

Applicants should prepare the following information:

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter, and
  • A separate document addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.

Cover Letter

The Cover Letter should include:

  • The title of the position you are applying for; and
  • A brief summary (approximately half a page) on why you are applying for the position and what qualifications and experience you have that are relevant to the position.

Key Selection Criteria

Applicants should address each of the Key Selection Criteria in a separate document. Key Selection Criteria can be found at the end of the Position Description.

Tips for successfully responding to Key Selection Criteria:

  • Use two or three paragraphs per criteria to provide specific examples of experiences, training, skills and personal qualities that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and
  • Use dot points to communicate examples clearly and easily.

Has my application been received?

Upon applying for a position with us:

  1. You will receive email correspondence confirming your application has been received.
  2. Once the vacancy has closed you will receive email correspondence outlining the next steps of recruitment process and expected timelines.
  3. If you do not receive email correspondence from us acknowledging your application, please contact us on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.

Pre-Employment Checks

We will conduct pre-employment screening on nominated positions. Pre-employment checks may include: Police Check, Working with Children Check, Medical Checks, Eligibility to work in Australia and Visa verification checks.

Apply Online

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Supporting documentation

Applicants must address the key selection criteria (found in the position description), and attach a cover letter and resume.
Please upload documents in Word or PDF format.


Equal Employment Opportunity

At Bass Coast Shire we value the right of every employee, councillor, contractor, volunteer, and customer to be treated with respect, dignity, and courtesy.

We do not tolerate any forms of:

  • bullying
  • harassment
  • discrimination
  • threatening behaviour
  • sexual harassment
  • equal opportunity breaches

Council is committed to providing a workplace that provides fair and equal opportunity to all in accordance with equal opportunity principles.

Are you a current Bass Coast Shire Council employee? *
Have you ever worked for Bass Coast Shire Council? *


Occupational Health and Safety

At Bass Coast Shire Council we are committed to providing a workplace where health, safety, and prevention of injuries are everyone's responsibility.

With this in mind, please complete the next questions truthfully and in full.

I have read the position description in full and understand the inherent physical requirements for the position I am applying for:
Have you suffered an injury or illness which you know or which you could reasonably be expected to have foreseen, may be affected by the nature of the work for which you are applying as outlined in the Position Description? *


I declare that the information provided in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, true and correct. I understand that my failure to fully disclose a pre-existing injury or illness may lead to my employment being terminated.

I understand that if I fail to disclose a pre-existing injury or illness, and that condition reoccurs or worsens, I may not be entitled to WorkCover compensation for this condition, in accordance with the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation & Compensation Act 2013 (section 41). I understand that should I make any other false declarations in this application, that this may also lead to disciplinary action, which may include instant dismissal and/or prosecution for any relevant offence.


This Personal Information is held in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) Principles.