On this page you will find information about:
- Employment prospects in Australia
- Where to look for work
- Government agencies that can help you find job
- Useful programs to learn how to find job
- Job skills training programs
- Qualification recognition organizations
- Apprenticeships & Traineeship
Working conditions in Australia are very good. However, the Australian labor market is very competitive. The opportunities to find jobs can be very limited, depending on your job skills, professional and technical skills profile.
Those who manage to come to Australia as independent immigrants are skilled workers who have specific experiences, languages, mainly English, professional and other qualities and competencies required by the Australian labor market.
Your success in gaining employment will depend on a number of factors. The factors include; where you plan to work, economic conditions, your skills, your qualifications and the demand for employees.
For more information about this topic, please check these links:
Employers advertise for employees in many places. They then choose who they want from the people that respond to the advertisement. So, the links below lists a few options for where to look for work:
- Current opportunities in CELAS
- Job vacancies in newspapers: Australian Newspapers Online
- Private employment agencies: Yellow Pages
- Internet job sites:
- Australian JobSearch
Australian JobSearch provides one way for job seekers to search for a job. Their aim is to help people find jobs and help employers find people. This tool also enables job seekers to explore career options, get in touch with employers and job network members and prepare professional looking resumes. Australian JobSearch has information and links to services that can help you in your search for employment, for example:
- Job Networks
- Work for the Dole projects
- Harvest Trail - seasonal work available around the country
- Job Networks
- Australian JobSearch
Libraries offer excelent resources which can help you with your job hunt. Find your nearest library here:
- Overseas Qualified Professionals Program (OQPP):
This program is run under the Certificate IV in ESL (Employment / Professional) and is aimed at preparing migrant professionals, with good English language skills and recognised qualifications, to enter the workforce in their professional capacity.
This program is being offered through:
- Free seminars for Skilled Migrant in Victoria: Skilled migrants who have recently arrived in Australia can get expert advice on finding work in selected occupations at free seminars in Victoria. For more information visit the following link: Free seminars in Victoria
- Overseas Qualification Unit (OQU)
- Australian Education Internacional - Qualifications Recognition
- Live in Victoria - Free Seminars for Skilled Migrants in Victoria
There are some training programs usually promoted by the Australian Government, which aims to provide paid work and train a person in a new job or occupation. Generally, these training is done in areas such as management, legal administration, carpentry, mechanics, house paint, etc.
For more information, visit the following links:
- Australian Apprenticeships and traineeships Information Website
- Skills Victoria
- Australian Apprenticeships
There is also the Office of Training & Tertiary Education (OTTE) in Victoria. To review job listings and how the system works visit http://www.otte.vic.gov.au
Another training course can be very useful to learn how to seek employment in Australia is the "Skilled Professional Migrant Program" (SPMP) offered by AMES (Adult Multicultural Education Services).
For more information about this particular course, call AMES on (03) 9926 4666 or visit the following link: Skilled Professional Migran Program - SPMP