Position Title: CLEANER/DOMESTIC HOUSEKEEPER
Job Reference Number: AF/00726/11
Position APS Level: APS 1
Position Location LAVERTON, VIC
Salary: $39,671- $44,532 p.a. (plus super)
Employment Status: Ongoing
Security Level: Baseline Vetting
Group: Air Force
Division: Air Force Training Group
Branch: Defence International Training Centre
Contact Officer: WOFF Jenny Dare
03 9256 2819
Closing Date: 5.00pm (AEDT), Thursday, 10 March
No extensions will be granted and no
late applications will be accepted.
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About this Information Pack
This information pack provides useful material regarding the role that you are
applying for and further advice to guide you with your application.
Defence International Training Centre is an Australian Defence Force training
unit, located at RAAF Williams, Laverton. Our Training Centre houses adult
students in a modern complex. Most students come from the Defence Forces
of Asian, South East Asian and South West Pacific nations.
This position requires a person who can provide a high standard of cleaning
services to student accommodation. As Defence International Training Centre
plays an important representational role on behalf of the Australian Defence
Force, it is imperative that the student accommodation and facilities are kept
in a state that presents the unit in an above average condition.
There are a total of three cleaning positions at Defence International Training
Centre and the cleaners are required to maintain on a daily basis up to 18
units which consist of 72 individual bedrooms, 18 shared Ablution areas, 18
Common rooms and 18 Laundry rooms. The cleaners also service overflow
accommodation which totals 40 individual bedrooms and ten Common rooms.
Cleaners are also responsible for the headquarters common room and
Further information about our training centre can be found at
www.defence.gov.au/ditc. This position involves bending and manual lifting.
Further enquiries about the position can be made to the Contact Officer.
Under direct supervision, perform a range of tasks that may include:
1 Service all accommodation, including the making of beds, changing of
linen and maintaining the cleanliness of residential quarters, both
inside and out, including ablution areas.
2. Ensure tidiness and cleanliness of L228 Common Room, including
cooking appliances and checking and resupplying of tea, coffee, sugar
3. Other associated duties in support of the section/Unit.
Selection criteria are based on the capabilities and performance behaviours of
the Australian Public Service Integrated Leadership System and Defence
Leadership Framework. Applicants, when preparing their application, are
encouraged to review both references as they provide guidance and capability
descriptions for all APS classification levels.
Applicants should address each of the selection criteria and provide examples
which demonstrate their ability to perform the duties of the position.
When you include an example, you should explain;
Your personal role in the task
The methods you used
Any barriers you were able to overcome and
PLEASE NOTE: Each selection criteria response has a word limit of 400.
1. Demonstrated experience to clean and service student accommodation
and other common areas to a very high standard of neatness and
cleanliness within set time limits.
2. Demonstrated experience with organising and performing daily cleaning
tasks to meet set priorities and deadlines.
3. Ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working
relationships and rapport with colleagues and students, including the
ability to work effectively in an integrated Service/Civilian environment.
Cleaning experience in high volume servicing of student/motel
Terms of the Engagement
The successful candidate for the position noted in this Information Pack will
be employed under the Public Service Act 1999.
In accordance with Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement 2009 (DECA)
the successful candidate can expect to receive an attractive remuneration
package with a salary within the range noted on the front page of this
Information Pack and superannuation paid in accordance with legislative
Defence has a framework of values that reflects the long traditions and
distinctive identities of the three Services and the APS. They underpin our
corporate culture and contribute to achieving organisational goals. The
Defence values – Professionalism, Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, Innovation and
Teamwork (PLICIT) – have been formulated as a unifying factor across all
facets of Defence. The Defence values work alongside the APS Values and
the values of each of the single Services. They form the basis of the
behaviours expected of all our people and leaders (both APS and ADF) in
Professionalism Striving for excellence in everything we do.
Loyalty Being committed to each other, our leaders and the
Integrity Doing what is right.
Courage The strength of character to do what is right – extending
to both courage of convictions (moral courage) and
courage in harm's way (physical courage).
Innovation Actively looking for better ways of doing business.
Teamwork Working together with respect, trust and a sense of
To Submit Your Application
Defence Current APS Vacancies are detailed on our APS Careers @ Defence
Website – http://www.defence.gov.au/apscareers/
We recommend you start your application on e-Recruitment as soon as
possible. It is best to complete your application in Microsoft Word then copy,
paste and save each selection criteria into the system. For further instructions
on how to apply online please reference the Applicant User Guide.
All Defence job applications are to be submitted through the online application
system, prior to the closing date. For ease of reference internet café locations
can be found on our APS Careers @ Defence website. Applicants who need
to submit their application in a different format, or who are unable to apply
online, will need to email or phone the Contact Officer 24 hours prior to the
vacancy closing date.
Only in exceptional circumstances is a vacancy able to be extended.
Applicants who require an extension must contact the Contact Officer 24
hours prior to the vacancy closing date.
PLEASE NOTE: APS Careers @ Defence is for job seekers only. We do not
accept unsolicited resumes or applications from recruitment agencies and/or
search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations unless arranged
with the provider prior to advertising the vacancy.
Withdrawing an application
If you have submitted an application, but no longer wish to be considered for
the position, you need to withdraw your application online
PLEASE NOTE: Once you withdraw your application you will be unable to re-
submit it or submit another application for this vacancy.
For more information on withdrawing your application via the APS Careers @
Defence e-recruitment system, please refer to our Applicant User Guide.
If you withdraw your application after the closing date, please inform the
Contact Officer through the phone number and/or email address on the front
page of this Information Pack.
Defence recruit staff based on merit, which means that from a field of
applicants, we need to select the best person for the job. To do this we
compare and weigh-up the skills, experience and abilities of each applicant.
We use different tools and techniques, such as written applications, interviews
and/or work sample tests, to collect the evidence we need to make a merit-
based decision. Details on our selection process can be accessed via the
APS Careers @ Defence website.
For additional information on preparing your application and addressing
selection criteria refer to the ‘Cracking the Code’ publication located on the
Australian Public Service Commission website.
The range and nature of work in Defence requires a workforce that reflects
our diverse society. We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians,
people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with
disability. We are committed to providing an environment that values diversity
and supports all staff to reach their full potential. Defence will consider all
requests for reasonable adjustment for people with disabilities to assist in the
application process and if successful, the inherent requirements of the
position. If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in
order to participate in an interview or assessment centre please inform the
contact person listed above.
For confidential advice contact email@example.com.
A Merit List may be created from the list of suitable applicants which may be
used to fill similar position/s in the event a position/s becomes vacant within
the 12 months from gazettal date of this position.
Employment with the Department of Defence is subject to conditions
prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999.
Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with Defence, applicants must be
an Australian citizen. Only in exceptional circumstances can this requirement
Health Assessment – The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a
medical examination conducted by the Department’s preferred medical
Security Clearance - The preferred applicant will be required to successfully
undergo the security clearance vetting process at a specified clearance level.
The preferred applicant MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required
The preferred applicant MUST have lived in Australia, or have a checkable
background, for at least the preceding:
Five years for BASELINE clearances, or
Ten years for NEGATIVE VETTING 1 / NEGATIVE VETTING 2 or
TOP SECRET POSITIVE VETTING clearances.
Please note that the security clearance level required for this position can be
found on the front page of this Information Pack.
More information on the security clearance process is available on the
Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website.
Thank you for your interest
Department of Defence