AUSTRALIA

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent (the world's smallest). Australia has a strong, skilled workforce of approximately 10 million people. The current monthly Australian unemployment rate is 5.8% where it has remained relatively stable since March 2009. The annual average Australian unemployment rate is 4.9% which is fairing well by international comparisons in the current economic climate. Annual average job vacancies are 179,600, with the significant majority of these vacancies in the private sector (160,700) compared with 18,800 vacancies in the public sector. Employment opportunities in Australia will depend on the current local/regional economic circumstances and the type of work sought. Thousands of jobs are advertised each week in Australia, creating incredibly diverse job opportunities for skilled professionals, trades people or overseas workers. All overseas workers must be able to legally work in Australia, which generally requires holding an appropriate visa (457 - Employer Sponsored Workers ) that permits the holder to engage in employment.

START WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

You’ll need to learn about broad topics like the Australian lifestyle and your community, as well as have questions about specifics like how to navigate the country’s healthcare system and decide where to work. Get started here and join thousands of other workers and migrants who now call Australia home.

1. Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457) - Overseas workers are allowed to work in Australia up to four years.

2. IELTS - English Ability - From 14 September 2009, all primary Subclass 457 visa applicants who are sponsored by a Standard Business Sponsor must demonstrate that they have English language proficiency that is equivalent to an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test score of at least 5 in each of the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening.

3. Workassess - Australia requires formal skills assessments of some trade occupations.

4. Apply for a Job in Australia

MIGRATION

Department for Immigration & Citizenship - Australia
State Migration Centre

EXPLORE AUSTRALIA

Australian Government
South Australia
Queensland
Western Australia
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New South Wales
Victoria
Northern Territory
Tasmania

OTHER SITES

Living in Australia
Fair Work Australia
Australian Tax Office
Australian Customs
Australian Culture & Recreation
Australian Slang Expressions and Words