Statement of Claims Writing

A Professional Approach to Writing a Statement of Claims

Our team of Writers have helped thousands of candidates achieve interviews, job selection and career progression. We work with you on a one on one basis and don’t simply rely on written information to produce your government application. Every client will be consulted with and interviewed; this allows us to probe into your experience and help decide which part of your experience is the most suitable example to address each selection criterion.

The Manager of Select Resumes came directly from a recruitment position that involved shortlisting government positions using selection criteria, working closely with organisations like the local council, Centrelink, emergency services and more. This experience formed the foundations of our process; consulting, writing, editing and revision to a high standard, ensuring your application is a cut above the rest.

Select Resumes has produced interview winning selection criteria for almost every Australian public sector, non-government, not-for-profit and educational institution in Australia!

The STAR Method

At Select Resumes we use the STAR method to present your skills and achievements against the selection criteria and position description.

The STAR method is recommended by the Australian Public Service Commission on their guide to Applying for an APS Job: Cracking the Code.

The STAR method involves breaking down your experience into a Situation, Task, Action and Result, to ensure a clear picture of your skills and achievements is communicated. The key to a strong position application is to highlight your achievements and careers moments that you are particularly proud of, rather than simply your role responsibilities.


Briefly describe the situation, such as what your role was and who was involved.


An outline of your task and the challenge.


A break down of the steps that you took to address the task.


What the end result was, such as feedback or a measurable outcome for the stakeholders involved.

During the phone consultation, your assigned Writer will discuss the examples that best highlight your experience with you and draw out the information required to paint your career in a light that best reflects the role description and your suitability. Our writers are skilled at analysing the position description and formulating a document that utilises keywords and phrases, whilst showcasing your skills and achievements that coincide with the requirements of the role.

The most common types of applications that we do include:

Two Page Statement of Claims

A more concise application, utilising the STAR method, we write this popular style of response for some areas of Government, for example, Queensland Health. Other states and organisations have followed suit, and more are now asking for an “up to 2-page cover letter” or “statement of claims no more than 2 pages” addressing the key capabilities of the role.

Three Page Statement of Claims

Similar to the above style of application, however, there may be more actual points to address, and therefore a longer page limit is offered.

One-Page Pitch and Two-Page Pitch

Increasingly, Government job applications are requesting a one-page or two-page pitch to address the requirements of the position and best showcase your experience and achievements. A more concise approach to job applications, this method makes it easier to focus on the key achievements of your work history and stay on message.

Traditional Key Selection Criteria Points

If there are no page or word limits listed on the position description or job advertisement for the role, we research the organisation website and try to identify if there are any word limits listed as a general guide for applications for roles within that particular government job. Many jobs are advertised without words limits and simply ask for the candidate to “address the selection criteria”.

In this case, we deliver approx. 350 – 500 words, or around 1 page. This is generally considered as a standard selection criteria response. For this service we have a set price per response, however, if there are more than 6 points, we will tailor a specific quote to ensure the price of our service remains affordable.

Our Statement of Claims Writers are Ready!

Our Writers are ready to take on the challenge and get you that next interview! We offer experienced public sector writers, with many of our writers being former government employees with many years of experience writing, grading, scoring and shortlisting selection criteria applications. Our superior selection criteria writing process allows us to extract examples from within your experience to address the specific criteria of the role.

Through experience, our selection criteria writers know to study the position description, the position advertisement, and even the organisational website to ensure we are addressing the selection criteria to the specific specifications listed within the position description, or within any position documentation. We will also review your resume and other career documents prior to a phone consultation to delve further into your experience.

All of our work is thoroughly checked and checked again before it is sent out. We also offer a unique 30-day revision guarantee from the time we deliver your resume to you.

Select Resumes is committed to helping you realise your potential. We offer interview skills training and LinkedIn profile writing. along with our professional services for resumes, cover letters and selection criteria.

We can help you secure your dream job. Contact us for information about how.

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