• Understand the whole selection process
  • Tips on how to collect information to build a well-designed, persuasive resume that demonstrates skills, experience and qualifications
  • Tools to assist participants in identifying the key components of well written and targeted applications that effectively address the selection criteria
  • How to select, approach and brief referees
  • Interview techniques and tips, including how to tackle difficult questions and how to leave the panel with a powerful impression
  • Presenting with confidence and managing nerves


  •  Develop a resume that demonstrates skills, experience and qualifications and learn how to write targeted applications
  • Increase your confidence and gain a suite of methods for use in presenting successfully in an interview
  • Learn from highly skilled and experienced facilitators with up-to-date knowledge of both S.A. and Australian Public Sector recruitment and selection

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal if you are seeking a role or career change and want to build skills and confidence for success

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

  • Supporting you and your people to work their way up in the organisation
  • Helping to retain the best people
  • Networking with people in similar roles in the SA public sector
  • Expert input, skills development and access to strategies, tools and tips

Learn about our speakers

John Peake

Chartered Manager (Fellow) - Consultant
Centre for People Development

John was a member of the South Australia Police (SAPOL) between 1975 and 2008. He served in senior management roles at the rank of Inspector and later Superintendent. His service was hallmarked by leadership in a number of challenging continuous improvement and change management projects across different service areas. John for the last five years of his career was Officer in Charge of the Centre for Leader Development.

Through his 33½ years SAPOL service, John established himself as a highly regarded criminal investigator. He provided leadership and managed complex investigations into a diverse range of criminal offending as well as fraud, corruption, equal opportunity, workplace injury and Code of Conduct issues.

John’s current and recent engagements include developing, delivering and assessing a range of management and leadership course activities and industry senior management coaching.

Upcoming course availability

In person

February 2023

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

In person

May 2023

Thursday, 25 May 2023


1 full day
(8:45am registration)

Contact us for alternate duration and delivery style options

Competency framework
Not applicable

Workbook, resources, lunch, morning tea and refreshments

IPAA SA, Level 6, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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Personal Member $515
State Government Member $550
Corporate Member $560
Non-member $645

  • “Great insights into recruitment and selection in the public sector”


  • “Really practical workshop providing lots of ideas and resources”