How to Apply for a Position at the National Blood Authority

If you are interested in applying for any of our vacancies, please read the information provided below.

Preparing your application

  1. Download and read the job description and selection documentation.
  2. If you require further information about the position, please telephone the Contact Officer mentioned in the advertisement or notice.
  3. Follow the instructions on submitting your application and pay attention to whether you need to address each of the selection criteria individually or prepare a cover letter.
  4. Update your CV and ensure all of your personal contact details are correct.
  5. Complete the application coversheet.

Lodging your Application

The NBA prefers to receive applications electronically and applications can be emailed to hr@blood.gov.au. Alternatively, applications may be mailed to:

Human Resources
National Blood Authority
Locked Bag 8430
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Closing date

Applications must arrive before the closing date as selection panels are not obliged to accept late applications. Applications must be received by the time stipulated in the advertisement (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on the due date. Generally late applications are not accepted, however, if you wish to submit a late application, please contact the nominated contact officer to discuss your circumstances and to request an extension. It is not guaranteed an extension will be granted.

Basis for selecting staff

The selection of staff to the NBA is based on the relative merit of the applicants in relation to the specified selection criteria. The selection method used between selection processes may vary; however, each process will be managed with consistency. These may include making an assessment based on application and referee input alone, or conducting interviews, and/or conducting performance tests (written or practical).

Referee Reports

The selection panel may seek a written or oral referee report at any stage during the assessment process.

Please do not provide referee reports with your application. In preparing your application coversheet you will be asked to nominate two referees. Your primary referee should be your current manager/supervisor and be able to comment on your skills and abilities in relation to the position, and give examples from their own observations. Your other referee should be someone who has managed or supervised you previously. In that context, it is not appropriate to list a peer/colleague as one of your referees.

Availability for Interview

Unless you advise the Contact Officer otherwise, the NBA will assume that you will be available to attend a face-to-face interview. The selection panel will endeavour to provide you with at least two days’ notice of your interview.