Stage 1 - Your application (July)

At this stage, you will be asked to complete an online form and tell us about yourself. You’ll be asked to respond to motivational question and behavioural based questions.

You will also need to upload your resume. You do not need to upload a cover letter.

Capabilities Assessed at Application Stage: Motivation to work as a graduate in the Science and Planning Graduate Program, Flexibility and adaptability, Integrity and Communicate with Impact.

Stage 2 - Online testing (August)

If you are successful in progressing to this stage of the process, you will be asked to complete an online verbal numeric and abstract reasoning test (these tests are often called psychometric tests). It is a 20-minute timed assessment.

Capabilities Assessed at the Application Stage: Critical thinking and Problem Solving

You'll need stable internet access.

If you would like some help with preparation for online testing, we recommend asking your university career advisors who will be able to provide assistance.

Stage 3 - Assessment centre (September)

If you get a satisfactory result in the online tests, you will be invited to the assessment centre. The assessment centre will include:

  • An interview
  • Group activity
  • Written activity and individual presentation

All assessment centres will be conducted virtually

We make the environment as comfortable as possible so you can adequately demonstrate your skills.

  • Capabilities Assessed at Interview: Motivation to work in the Science Graduate Program, Integrity, Interpersonal skills and working collaboratively, Flexibility and adaptability, Communicate with impact
  • Capabilities Assessed at Group Activity: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Innovation and Continuous Improvement, Interpersonal skills and working collaboratively
  • Capabilities Assessed at Written Activity: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Innovation and Continuous Improvement Communicate with impact

Stage 4 - Interview (October)

The final part of the selection process is the interview. By this stage, there are usually 3 to 4 candidates for each graduate role.

At the interview, you'll be able to elaborate on your skills, experience and achievements.

You will be interviewed by people from the Department. We recommend taking the opportunity to find out who is on the interview panel and what their roles are in the organisation.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the role, so come prepared with questions.

Stage 5 – Offers (from October)

We’ll let you know if you’re successful and you’ll receive a formal offer to join the program.

Page last updated: 24/06/22