In a world where resumes are usually sent in electronic form and often stored in databases, keywords are becoming an increasingly important tool that every job seeker should know about, and know how to use effectively.
The first thing you need to do is find out what the selection criteria are. You will find them either in the advertisement or on the government department's website along with a downloadable job application kit.
For jobs in digital media and the visual realm, like film, television, animation and games development, you will probably be asked to submit a showreel as part of your application. Here's some advice on putting it together.
It can be safely said that the key to your dream government job is your selection criteria statement. Selection criteria are central when applying for jobs in the Australian Public Service and state, territory and local governments.