Selection Criteria STAR Format

What is the STAR Format:

The STAR Criteria is the desired format for most Health entities in Australia. It is designed to help you address the Selection Criteria with all the information that the assessors need to make a decision about your application. The format ensures that your responses provide evidence to support claims you make through relevant examples.

Here’s a breakdown of the STAR Criteria format:

  • Situation- In this section, you should provide a brief outline of the situation or setting of the example you intend to use. You should provide context- the role title, the location and the time period.
  • Task- In this section, you should outline what role you played as a part of the situation, describing what you did as part of this role?
  • Actions- In this section, you should outline what you did in the situation you’ve described and how you did it.
  • Results- In this section, you should outline what the outcome of the situation was, and what you achieved. Be sure to consider what the results were of what you did and how it relates to the job you are applying for.

If you would like a copy of the STAR Criteria Format Guide, please contact us via email at .

When is an Example required?

Most Selection Criteria will include a combination of questions that require either an example or a simple response.

Selection Criteria questions that require examples are typically written like:

“Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written), and computer skills”, or “Demonstrate your ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team”.

Selection Criteria questions that do not require examples, and just need a simple written response are typically written like:

“MBBS or equivalent and completion of at least one postgraduate year”, or “Currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia”.

We Can Help You

Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

If you’re looking for assistance, contact us at and we would be glad to help you.

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