Working in Australia is a dream for many, and
finding employment in Australia can be easy if you have the right skills.
If your trade is on the wanted list getting your work permits/work visas
can be a pretty smooth process.
If you're between 18 and 30 you also qualify for the working holiday
visa, which is pretty easy to get.
Use the website of Career Jet to find the job
you want in any location.
Some info on living in Australia
Apply for Australian visas online
Since December 2013 visa applications are made easier with the new immi-account.
Anyone can open an account, and then you can apply for visas, pay online
with credit card, upload your documents, check on progress, receive status
update alerts etc.
Superannuation in Australia
When you work in Australia you will find you are paying something called
super. Click to find out what is
Working Holiday Visa for Australia
The Working Holiday Program allows people between 18 and 30 from the
UK, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Cyprus, Ireland, Korea,
Malta, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, , Hong Kong and Finland to holiday in
Australia and work up to three monthhs in one place with a maximum stay
in Australia of one year.
Besides boosting your holiday funds this is a good opportunity to get
to meet Australians and really experience the country rather than just
do the tourist thing.
You need to make the application outside Australia, either by visiting
an embassy or consulate or online by clicking
here. Main criteria are to be aged between 18 and 30 and without dependent
children. You should have a return ticket and enough money to cover the
first part of your stay. You will be paid according to Australian award
rates and conditions. Once upon a time anyone with a working holiday visa
with this could just sign on for the dole (social security) but too many
took advantage of this and this is now no longer possible.
The intentions of the Australian government is to fill seasonal vacancies
in fruit picking and casual positions where there is a shortage of labour,
they do not like to see you get a good position on a permanent basis with
a visa like this.
Be aware that there are hostels based in agricultural areas without a
lot of attractions that try to keep their beds filled with workers. While
some are legitimate, others keep telling you that work will come soon
to keep their beds full while this work may not necessarily become available.
If your looking to work on a longer basis in Australia then the most
popular temporary visa is the 457 visa or for students its the 485 visa.
These visa's have a list of requirements ranging from health to character
and you must maintain overseas
visitor health cover. A full list of these temporary
work visas can be found on the DIBP website.
- Become a wwoofer! (WWOOF = Willing Workers On Organic Farms).
Besides being an interesting experience it is also a great way to keep
your budget down by working without even needing a working visa, wwoofing
has been approved by the immigration department and is not considered
employment as no money changes hands.
When you join WWOOF Australia you: work in exchange for your keep, get
full board and accommodation, usually in the family home and learn about
organic growing and about Australia. Choose from 1,200 Organic Farms
offering to teach you aspects of: Organic growing, Bio-dynamics and
Permaculture. More info...
Planning to stay in Australia for a while? You can find
yourself a job through Caretaker-jobs.com
- Home & Family Care -Specialising in Home, Aged and Childcare services