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australia employment

For most people who arrive in Australia, seeking employment in their professional field is a priority. The visa application process usually requires documents from an authoritative professional organization confirming your qualifications and certificates, so make sure you have this paperwork ready. Depending on the position, you may need to present registration/licensing with a government authority and/or a membership of a professional or industry association. Since preparing the right documentation may be a bit overwhelming, Visa First can help make this process easy for you.

Below we have suggested where and how you can find employment.

Job Vacancies in Newspapers

Most major newspapers have employment sections and you can also access the newspapers on line:

National Papers The Australian
Western Australia        
Western Australia
NSW Sydney Morning Herald
South Australia Adelaide Advertiser
Victoria Melbourne Age
ACT The Canberra Times
Queensland The Courier Mail
NT The Northern Territory News
Tasmania The Advocate

Private Recruitment Companies

You may want to send a resume to the Human Resources of professional and industry journals for companies in Australia, or register your information on their websites. You can also register at recruitment companies which will help you find the right position.

Private and recruitment companies advertise lots of positions through national and local newspapers, and through job websites such as:

How to Apply for a Position

Most job advertisements will have details on who to contact and how to apply for the position. In most cases you will need a cover letter, a resume, references from previous employers with their contact information and certificates relevant to the job. For more information on how to make your resume and what to do on a job interview, go to .