Before you will be able to apply for a position with the DST in Australia, it is recommended by their website to obtain an information package regarding the position. This can be done directly from the website, or via the contact details left on the original listing. Once you have received the information, you will need to go to the DST careers page and apply via their online application system.
If you are interested in applying for a coveted spot in the DST Research & Innovation Graduate Programme. You should first make sure that you meet the eligibility requirements, then practise for your pre-hire entrance exam and interviews. You may also be required to take the Revelian Cognitive Ability assessment in conjunction with your psychological evaluations.
The combination of your CV, psychological evaluations, test scores, and interviews will give DST a better idea of your compatibility with their organisation and graduate programme.
The most common type of psychometric assessments that you will face during the DST pre-employment process will be provided by the company Revelian. The Revelian assessment is a cognitive ability test which evaluates your verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning skills. There are multiple question types found during this exam, such as number series, word analogies, deductive reasoning, and more. This test also checks English proficiency and vocabulary and your ability to identify rules and patterns in visual data.
During the DST recruitment process, you may also need to participate in a psychological assessment consisting of a written test and several interviews with a psychologist. The questions asked during these psychological evaluations can be quite intrusive, so, be prepared to answer questions regarding your personal relationships, living situation, personal values, financial circumstances, as well as your physical and mental health history. These assessments held the DST to determine your suitability to work in a high security or top secret position.
Our Revelian PrepPacks™ can prepare you for each aspect of the hiring process, whether you are applying for a more experienced role, or the DST Research and Innovation Graduate Programme. Access dozens of practice tests, study guides, and more to ensure your preparedness to pass each stage of the DST pre-employment process and launch your career.
|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 Home Affairs|
|Department of Human Services||Department of Industry, Innovation and Science||Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development||Department of Jobs and Small Business|
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