Before submitting your application

Flinders University has particular requirements in terms of applications.

Please read the essential information for applicants before submitting your application. 

Submitting your application on-line

Internally advertised vacancies
Externally advertised vacancies
If you are having difficulty submitting your application online

Internally advertised vacancies

From Monday 9 January 2017, all internal roles will be advertised and managed through a new recruitment system, available via the internal jobs @ flinders page. 

The new recruitment system offers Flinders an enhanced e-recruitment experience that is user friendly, intuitive and promotes an agile, adaptable and streamlined experience for applicants who can use a range of computer and mobile devices to apply for new positions at the University and to track their progress in near real time. The University will also benefit from improved internal recruitment processes, including a streamlined approach to accessing candidate information than is currently available via the ESS.

For information specific to this new system, please refer to the user guides and self-help videos available via the internal vacancies page. 

Externally advertisedvacancies

  1. Look for the vacancy by selecting the relevant vacancy category:
  2. Select the vacancy you wish to apply for.

  3. Click the 'Position Description' button to review or download the position information.

  4. Click the 'Apply Now' button.

  5. Complete the online application form.

  6. An asterisk (*) indicates that a field is mandatory. You will be unable to submit your application until all the mandatory fields have been completed.

  7. Click the 'Browse' button to locate and attach your:

    • Resume/curriculum vitae
    • Statement addressing the selection criteria
    • Any other relevant documents you wish to include.

      You may attach word or .pdf documents.
  8. When you are ready to submit your application, please click the 'Submit your application now' button, only once.

If an Error Message appears, please ensure that you have completed all mandatory fields. If this is the case, please note that all attachments will need to be reattached and the 'Submit your application now' button selected again.

You will know that your application has been submitted successfully when you receive a 'Success: Application Submitted' message at the top of the page. You may need to scroll up to view it. The message may take up to 30 seconds to appear. An acknowledgement email will also be automatically generated on a successfully submitted application and sent to your email address.

Safari users
There are known issues with using Apple computers with the Safari browser.  Applicants are finding that after they click on the 'Submit your application now' and the 'OK' button on the resulting pop-up window, the page 'hangs' and their application
does not proceedTo resolve this you can take the following action:

  • Once the ‘Submit your application now’ button has been selected, an attachment message box will appear, ‘DOUBLE CLICK’ the ‘OK’ button to continue. The job application will be submitted and you will receive a notification email confirming this. 

    Alternatively, you can


  • use a different browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (Google Chrome requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel processor )).

If you are still unable to submit your job application, contact the Human Resources Division on 08 8201 3875 or email

If you are having difficulty submitting your application online

If you are an internal applicant, please review our self-help guides available on the internal vacancies page.

If you are an external applicant, or have not resolved your issue using the self help guides, please contact Carly Mannix on (08) 8201 3054 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm (Adelaide time) Monday to Friday, or via email at: