Policy Officer Cover Letter
Katya Pivorava
10 Sample Street
Sampletown Sampleton 0000
Tel: 000 0000 00000
Mobile/Cell: 0000 000 000
Email: katyap@example.com
Mr David Albert
Education Branch Manager
Department of Education and Training
1 Example Avenue
Exampletown Example Suburb 0000
01 May 2009
Dear Mr Albert,

I am writing to apply for the position of Policy Officer with the Education Branch of the Department of Education and Training, as advertised in the Public Service Jobs Journal on the 30th April 2009.

I graduated with a Bachelor and Masters of Education in 2001 from ABC University. I joined CDE Secondary School as an English and Philosophy teacher and became a popular and valuable member of the teaching staff from 2001 to 2008. I chose to pursue my interest in policy as I felt that my studies and knowledge of indigenous learning and communities was being underused.

I completed my Masters in Education, majoring in Indigenous Education, during which I developed a genuine love for working with Indigenous school communities and was fortunate to teach in an Indigenous school in Alice Springs for 6 months as part of my Masters research.

It is my objective to make a positive difference in the lives of Indigenous students and communities through contributing to policy development and supporting the existing projects and policies of the Department of Education and Training.

My understanding of contemporary research and policy regarding Indigenous education gives me an excellent foundation to provide practical policy advice. I am a skilled writer and researcher, with thoroughly developed communication skills. I am confident I would easily establish professional and reliable relationships with my Director, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders.

Yours sincerely
Katya Pivorava