Applications for an advertised job are submitted online using the Online Application form.

    Online application form

    In order to submit an application online, an email account is required. If you do not have one, or are unable to set up an email account, contact the person named in the Enquiries section of the job advertisement to discuss an alternative arrangement.

    Accessing the online application form

    When viewing a job advertisement online, the Online Application form can be accessed by clicking the Apply now button, either at the top or bottom of the advertisement.

    Applications for jobs advertised in printed media should also be submitted online. To achieve this:

    1. Access the UQ Jobs home page.
    2. Enter the job number in the Job search text field. The advertisement for the specified job will be displayed.
    3. Click the Apply now button, either at the top or bottom of the advertisement.

    Completing the online application form

    The Online Application form contains the following pages:

    • Personal Details
    • Work rights and relationship to UQ
    • Qualification, Experience and Referees
    • Application Documents 
    • Statistical Information
    • Submit.

    Each page requires only a few short questions to be answered. Depending on the question being asked, you will be required to enter your response into the relevant text box, or select a response from a range of options.

    After the Personal Details page has been completed, you will be able to save your unfinished application. Once saved, use your Applicant Login any time prior to the closing date, to complete and submit your application.

    Before you can submit your application, all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk (*) will need to be completed.


    • The Personal Details page must be completed before you can access any of the other pages on the Online Application form
    • Use the menu options provided at the top of the form to jump to a particular page
    • The Home option is available for selection from the menu options. Select this option to access the Applicant Services page. Refer to Applicant Login for further details about this page.

    Selection criteria

    Before applying for a job, read the Position Description carefully and prepare your responses to any selection criteria (if required). A copy of the Position Description can be viewed by clicking the View Position Description button provided at the end of the job advertisement that you are applying for.

    It is important to read the Advert carefully as you may be requested to attach your selection criteria in a separate document, include the information in your cover letter, or provide materials that are in addition to the selection criteria.

    Questions relating to the selection criteria, or the job should be directed to the person named in the Enquiries section of the job advertisement.

    Required attachments

    The following attachments may be required to accompany your application:

    • Cover Letter
    • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (this is a mandatory requirement)
    • Selection Criteria
    • Other documentation if requested. 

    To upload a file from your computer, complete the following steps:

    1. From the Online Application form, access the Application Documents page.
    2. Click the Upload file button. The Choose File to Upload window is displayed.
    3. Navigate to the file located on your computer.
    4. Select the located file and click the Open button. A copy of the selected file is now attached, and will be sent when you submit your Online Application form. 

    To delete a file that you have uploaded, click the Delete button.

    Note the following:

    • Uploading a file may take a few minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection
    • Files cannot exceed 5 Mb in size
    • The following file extensions are allowed: .pdf, .doc, .xls, .rtf, .jpg, .tif, .txt, .jpeg, .ppt, .pub, .htm, .html, .gif, .png, .docx, .mp3, .mp4, .wmv, .wma, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .flv, .av 

    Frequently asked questions

    Specific questions about an advertised job should be directed to the person named under the Enquiries section of the job advertisement. For technical difficulties or general HR enquiries please contact us.

    Can I start a new application from my Applicant Profile page?

    New applications can only be started by clicking on the 'Apply now' button, either at the beginning or end of the advertisement. After clicking 'Apply now', the system will prompt you to log into your applicant profile.

    Can I update my application after submission?

    Please do not withdraw your application. For assistance with updating your application contact our Recruitment Services team.

    Can I update my details?

    Yes, when you log in to UQ Jobs as an 'Existing Applicant' you can:

    • Update your Curriculum Vitae / Résumé
    • Update your profile (personal details)
    • Change your password.

    Can I withdraw an application?

    You can withdraw your application at anytime. Log in to UQ Jobs as an 'Existing Applicant' and click the Withdraw button provided next to the application you wish to cancel.

    Do I need an email account to apply for a job online?

    Yes, when applying for an job online an email address is required. This email address allows the University to provide you with, or request from you, additional information that is pertinent to the job. In addition, the email address is the basis for establishing your applicant profile and is used as your "User Name" when you log in to UQ Jobs to view the progress of your application.

    Note: The email address is validated to ensure duplicate profiles are not created. Subsequently, if two people (who might normally share an email account) apply for a job at the University and use the same email address, the second application will not be accepted.

    Do I need to respond to the selection criteria?

    The selection criteria are an important part of the selection process. It assists the selection committee in deciding whether or not you are a suitable candidate for the advertised position. Failure to address the selection criteria could mean that you will not be invited to interview for the job.

    How many referees should I include with my application?

    You should attempt to nominate at least three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor/manager.

    The Qualification, Experience and Referee page of the Online Application form provides space for the referees to be listed. This section of the form is not mandatory, as you may choose to include the referees in your Curriculum Vitae/Résumé.

    What does 'Internal applicants only' mean?

    Jobs that have ‘Internal applicants only’ listed in the title are only open to current employees of The University of Queensland. UQ Students and Scholars are not eligible to apply for these jobs.

    When should I give notice to my current employer?

    If you are the preferred applicant, you will receive a written Offer of Appointment. Do not take any action, such as resigning from your current position, before you receive the written offer.

    Why am I unable to access and read the position description?

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