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Public sector organisations, like government departments, non-government organisations (NGOs), universities and research institutes often require additional documentation when you apply for a role. These are usually selection criteria responses or a statement of claims that accompany the resume you send them. Not sure where to begin? Let us help you.

Our expert writers have decades of experience writing successful applications for local, state and federal government roles.

We’ll help you identify and frame your previous experience to show the qualities, skills, knowledge and qualifications the position requires. We draw from your career history to support your claims with quantified, specific examples of what you have done and the results you have achieved.

What sets us apart is our genuine commitment to seeing you achieve your career goals. Whether you’re in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or any corner of this great Southern Land, we are here to provide you with resumes that open doors and opportunities.

What is Selection Criteria?

Selection criteria also known as key selection criteria or KSC, are specific qualifications, skills, knowledge, and experience that an employer outlines as essential for a particular job role.

The criteria are usually found in the job description or application form and are used to assess and determine candidates who are the best fit for the position based on merit and qualifications.

To successfully apply for the role, you need to address each criterion individually in your job application, providing evidence and examples of how you meet the requirements.

What is a Statement of Claims or Pitch Document?

The purpose of the Statement of Claims is to demonstrate that the candidate possesses the necessary qualifications and experience to perform the duties of the job effectively.

Similar to selection criteria, a statement of claims, or a capability statement, helps you stand out and show your potential employer how your skills and competencies fit the role.

This is usually a one- or two-page document that will highlight your contributions to past employers, core competencies and how they match the role. You will also need to provide specific examples of how your experience has given you the necessary skills for this job.

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Not sure what a certain criterion means? We’ll go through the list of selection criteria with you to explain what’s needed for each specific point, so we can brainstorm responses together.


In our discussion of your career history, we’ll help you distill specific examples that are strongly relevant to the role you’re applying for, and align them to the specific selection criteria.


With our professional writing experience, we’ll help you put forward a compelling narrative using clear, structured, expressive language that communicates your strengths and competencies.

Experience across all sectors of Federal, State and Local Government







Following a number of unsuccessful applications, I finally decided to get professional help with my resume and selection criteria responses. It was the best decision I could have made. My writer’s ability to write a professional resume and articulate selection criteria responses that met the specific health sector requirements was simply outstanding. The feedback I received from the interviewers was very positive and I was offered two roles within a week. Not only was I successful in my applications but I was able to choose between two offers.

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Meet our selection critieria experts

Choose your writer from our handpicked team of experts, or send in your resume below for a review and we’ll recommend one for you based on your needs


Based in Canberra, Jenny is a highly qualified and experienced professional resume writer, marketer and human resource specialist with 20+ years of experience. She has an excellent working knowledge of the APSC’s Integrated Leadership System (ILS) and similar competency frameworks, which she uses in creating clear, concise application documents that present a strong case.


Allan is passionate about writing selection criteria that demonstrate why you are the right person for the job!  Allan uses a supportive and encouraging approach to help you understand your value and what you bring to the table.


Tanaz has helped countless clients achieve their career goals with impactful career coaching and practical interview training, and preparing highly competitive job applications. She specialises in career changes across industries and workforce re-entry.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    This will usually be stated in the job description itself.

    We’re committed to ensuring that the responses we write for you are a true and authentic reflection of you. To do this, we’ll meet with you one-on-one to discuss your career history and uncover your strengths. This meeting can be in person, over the phone, or over Zoom. We’ll then help you distill specific examples and align them to the selection criteria required, drawing on our current knowledge of the employment market and hiring practices.

    It will usually take about a week. However, sometimes roles require a quick response, and for those we can offer express services with a fast turnaround.

    Over the last few years government organisations have shifted away from specific selection criteria and moved toward a statement of claims or pitch document approach, so you’ll only need one or the other.

    Yes, selection criteria and statements of claims are specific to a role. For instance, if you are applying to work in education, you may be asked to describe a successful programme that you have designed and executed, or how you have managed staff in a previous role. These selection criteria responses help the hiring decision-makers to understand why you are the right person for the job.

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