Cover Letter Suggestion

If possible, keep your covering letter to a single page. Too much information, especially if it is not relevant to the job, may detract from the letter. Your statement addressing the selection criteria is the place to give more detailed information about yourself and your ability to do the job.

What should your cover letter include?

  • Your personal/ contact details
  • The date
  • A salutation/greeting
  • How you heard about the job/company
  • Why you believe you would be an asset to the team
  • How you will follow up
  • A closing/signature

Following is a link to a Cover Letter sample [Australia format] which you could review to create your custom cover letter to be sent along with your Resume

General Australia Resume Format Suggestion

Following is a link to an article giving tips for creating an Australian style CV which you could review to create your custom Resume

Australian Senior Chemist Resume Template/Example

Adam Baker

Address: Honeywood, Tasmania | Tel: +61-047534119 | Email:

Career Summary or Career Objective

A qualified Chemist with extensive laboratory experience in analytical, research and investigative services in industry, minerals, environmental and agricultural analyses; 12 years’ experience in laboratory management and over two years as Senior Chemist at a NATA accredited chemical laboratory.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
University of Victoria

Employment History

Senior Chemist
Hobart Lab
2012 to Present

• Manage the Chemistry department of the laboratory, ensuring that the laboratory complied with ISO/IEC 17020 NATA’s laboratory inspection and accreditation standard
• Audit methods, standard operating procedures, chain of custody documents, sample preservation and sample holding times records.
• Conduct risk assessments
• Write and validate new methods
• Develop and monitor appropriate method quality control procedures
• Organizing and implementing external and internal proficiency program’s
• Maintain, update and control all documents required for NATA accreditation.

Technical Officer (Chemistry)
Scientific Labs
2004 to 2012

• Demonstrate experiments to students
• Prepare reagents and set up student experiments
• Supervise and assist students during laboratory practical classes
• Maintain laboratory chemical records


Additional Information

Skills and Personal Attributes:

• Good communication skills
• Perform all laboratory operations safely according to laboratory protocol and guidelines.
• Perform risk assessments including fire risk and Occupational Health and Safety.
• Work effectivity independently or as a team member
• Train staff in laboratory methods, standard operating procedures and Occupational Health and Safety.
• Complete work on time and within quality control guidelines
• Chemical method development, validation and quality control to a standard acceptable by NATA auditors.
• Update, edit, audit and control laboratory documents.
• Prepare and label reagents, solutions and standards used in chemical laboratories
• Instrument installation, commissioning and calibration.
• Good organisation and time management skills



Be ready with names and contact details of at least two referees (either written referees or verbal) who can comment on your work experience


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