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The Australian Department of Home Affairs' Hiring Process

There are many steps, stages, and things to consider regarding the Department of Home Affairs’ recruitment process. Regardless of the role you are interested in pursuing, the hiring process may include:

  • Online Application: To begin the application process, you will first need to visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs careers webpage.
  • Initial Interviews: Once you have completed the online application and uploaded your CV, you may be asked to participate in an initial phone screening.
  • Work Sample & Propriety Tests: Prior to being considered for the role you have applied for, you will need to go through a series of written, verbal, and online tests. These tests include tasks simulating the job being offered as well as psychometric assessments.
  • Assessment Centre: If you are invited to an assessment centre you should expect to meet with other candidates for the role you have applied for. During the assessment centre you should anticipate participating in the different group activities including, role-plays, team exercises, group discussions, etc.
  • Personal Interviews: Your in-person interviews will either be held one-on-one or in group/ panel setting. It is best to prepare for each type of interview prior to your set interview day.

The selection process will usually include at least one member each from the Chair and a committee member from outside of the department that is hiring.

Prior to applying for any of the vacancies on the Australian Department of Home Affairs website, you should makes sure that you meet all of the eligibility and security/ character requirements.

The Australian Department of Home Affairs’ Revelian Tests

The Australian Department of Home Affairs prides itself in having a completive merit-based selection process. Aside from the position-specific tasks, you will be evaluated on, the Australian Department of Home Affairs may have you take a series of psychometric tests. The Revelian Cognitive Ability Test will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in the following areas: verbal abilities, numerical abilities, and abstract reasoning.

Our exclusive Revelian-style PrepPacks™ include everything that you will need to surpass the competition. Begin practising now for your upcoming Department of Home Affairs entrance exam to show that you have what it takes and land the job you want.



Australian Department of Home Affairs Interview Process

Interviews are used to further assess your working style and work persona to see if they are a match for the position you have applied for. Below you will find several sample questions that you may be asked during the Australian Department of Home Affairs recruitment process:

  • Why would you like to work in a government setting?
  • How will your previous work experience help you to efficiently perform this role?
  • How do you usually handle disagreements with fellow employees?

For behavioral questions, we recommend using the STAR method to ensure that your responses are both structured and engaging for your interviewers.


Additional Australian Government Departments
Attorney-General's Department Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Department of Communications and the Arts Department of Education and Training
Department of Finance Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Department of Health Department of Human Services
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development Department of Jobs and Small Business Department of Social Services
Department of the Environment and Energy Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of Veterans' Affairs -


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