Writing Pitch Statement Applications

(Australian Public Service)



This comprehensive workshop has been designed to guide applicants with their written submissions when applying for roles within the Australian Public Service.

Whether a first-time applicant or someone experienced with the process this workshop focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills required to prepare a winning written job application under the current Australian Public Service process.

Our trainers are all highly experienced with extensive backgrounds in the public sector and specialise in recruitment and selection process training.

Learning outcomes

  • understand the different recruitment and selection requirements under a merit-based process;
  • know how to critically examine an advertisement and Duty Statement and understand the job application requirements;
  • understand the APS pitch application process and its role in recruitment and selection processes;
  • how to develop a pitch document including concise behavioural information (actions/outcomes) and statement of claims;
  • understand what is required to develop an evidence-based resume and how to tailor it to specific role requirements;
  • draft a concise job application answering any required questions – including the various elements as above and utilising the STAR technique where appropriate.


Course Content

  • Applying for a job in the APS
  • Principles of pitching and the current approach to recruitment and selection
  • Overview APS Work Level Standards
  • The ‘STAR’ technique
  • High quality, concise and effective writing
  • Confidently writing about your strengths and experience
  • Practical exercise – drafting a pitch document
  • Resume writing and adding depth to your CV/Resume with achievements

Key Details

Duration: Half day

Recommended audience: APS role candidates – anyone from a first time applicant to those requiring refinement of their written submissions under the current process.

Maximum Participants: 15



“Proved very useful in reaffirming the some things I was aware of but also suggested several valuable new ideas and methods. Discussion about the pitch process was very useful as this is new to me”
Historic Houses Trust


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