How to find a job in Australia

Not sure how to find the best job in Australia and what are the opportunities? Sometimes this can be the hardest part, so we’ve prepared a short guide to help you find your dreamjob and move to Australia.

If you are looking for the right opportunity to work abroad and would like to live in a multicultural and dynamic country, you like challenges, you are not afraid to be thousands of miles away from your family and you are a lover of boundless spaces and nature, Australia is certainly for you.

Getting a job in Australia could be said to be easier than getting a visa to work.

One of these is called “woofing-willing-workers on organic farms”, it is a solution for those who want to have a different outdoor experience. Alternatively, you can work in a hotel or as an au pair with a resident family.

Required documents

Apart from the work permit, you need to have the following:

  • Passport
  • Medicare or/and private health insurance
  • Tax File Number (not mandatory, but highly recommended)
  • Certification (if required)

Not an official document, but you will be asked for your CV in English (called Resume in Australia).

Where to find a job

The best websites to start:

Agencies

Temporary employment agencies in Australia are quite easily found online under recruitment agency.

Most popular job in Australia

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  1. Tourism and catering (the most sought-after professionals are waiters, bartenders, dishwashers or receptionists)
  2. Construction
  3. Agriculture (farms)

Specialist positions

  1. Engineers from all sectors (from computer science to mechanics and so on)
  2. Professions that are part of social services (e.g. child and elderly care)
  3. Lawyers
  4. Human resources
  5. Accountants
  6. Sales assistants
  7. All healthcare professions (physiotherapists, doctors, healthcare managers and especially nurses)
  8. Sports, fitness and body care specialists
  9. Fashion and design.

Hard to find specialists

  1. Craftsmen, in particular glassmakers, carpenters, plasterers, welders, bodyworkers, plumbers and electricians
  2. Veterinarians
  3. General practitioners
  4. Very specialized workers (crane or excavator pilots, mining or oil workers, etc.)

Working hours in Australia

Full-time = 38 hours per week (+ extra paid overtime)

Part-time = usually less days per week

Casual = usually higher payment for working hours, but can be fired any time

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