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High Demand High-Paying Jobs In Australia

Updated on May 05, 2016
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Ms. Inglish is an award-winning Employment & Training pro with regional records and tens of thousands placed into gainful employment.

Lake Tuggeranong in Canberra.
Lake Tuggeranong in Canberra. | Source

The number of jobs added to the Australian economy in February 2013 blew past economists’ expectations.

Jobs Gain Significantly 2010 - 2016

The largest gain in jobs in 13 years since February 2000 occurred in Australia in early 2013.

Specifics Of Australian Job Gains in February 2013:

  • Total of Gains and Losses: The number of full-time jobs increased overall by 17,800; part-time jobs by 53,700.
  • New South Wales is Australia's most populated state and increased jobs by 22,000. By October 2014, over 105,600 openings were advertised online.
  • Victoria is the nation's second largest state and increased jobs by 37,900, more than making up for a loss of 34,800 jobs during January 2013.
  • See the embedded link for further information.

Another View: Australia adds equivalent of 1 million U.S. jobs

August 20, 2015:

  • Australia showed over 105,000 open full-time job postings on its popular job search site called Healthcare and sales jobs were in highest demand.
  • As for part-time job openings, the country listed with SEEK over 30,000 openings.
  • Considering jobs with salaries at $150,000 or more annually, showed 9,300 job listings.
  • Job listings for New South Wales numbered over 55,300 openings.

Australia Jobs, June 2010 - 300% of Projections

300+% Job Increase Over Projections in June 2010

During the summer of 2010, news from the respected business economy publication BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK (reference link) was that Canada and Australia seemed little touched by the Recession of 2008-2010 that affected USA, UK, and other countries. At the same time, Australia experienced Unemployment in June 2010 of only 5.1%, the low rate when compared with USA and UK an indicator of open job listings in high demand of workers.

The number of job listings gathered across the Internet for Australia reached over 165,400 on the jobs search engines by June 2010.

A story on Yahoo!Finance on July 9, 2010 stated that Australia ( possessed 11,100,000 people actively on the job; according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (reference). A report showed that economic forecasters predicted 15,000 new jobs for June 2010, but that the nation actually created 45,900 additional jobs - just over 300% of projections..

Employment Projections for 2010 - 2020

A full copy of Australia Business Forecast Report Q3 2010 is a report published by Business Monitor International and for sale online at the price of 335 GBP.

Overall, a broad summary for the upcoming 4thQTR 2010 is a 2.3% total growth forecast for the country’s economy, spurred by continued business and government investments and the increasing Chinese demand for Australian resources. This all led to a remarkable creation of 45,900 jobs instead of the forecast 15,000 in projections for June 2010, the end month of 3rd QTR. This trend is a firm continuation of marked growth beginning 4th QTR 2009. Chinese and Australian real estate sectors have also, reportedly, shown economic strength and growth during the last 12 months.

Whether there will be a slowdown or downturn in Australian and Chinese real estate during and after 4th QTR is uncertain during summer 2010. However, jobs continue to be created in July, but some analysts wonder about a possible Chinese property crash in 2010 – 2011 that would decrease the currently increasing demand for Australian resources in China. China’s business behaviors also include purchasing Australian companies and it will be interesting to see if this trend also continues. Other factors in economic growth include newly proposed resource taxes and their expected impact.

Employment Outlook To November 2018

The following top jobs are expected by the Australian labor department to provide the largest numbers of new positions:

  1. Healthcare for Aged and Disabled
  2. Sales Assistants
  3. Registered Nurses (RN)
  4. General Clerks
  5. Child Care people
  6. Retail Store Managers
  7. Accountants
  8. Advertising Managers
  9. Electricians
  10. Education Aides

New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria are the areas expected to gain the most new jobs in the country.

CIA map of Australia, in the public domain. Click on image to enlarge.
CIA map of Australia, in the public domain. Click on image to enlarge.

Australia Mining Futures to 2014

Business Monitor International also suggests that the 2010 - 2014 outlook for Australian mining industry overall is a strong one, The predicted growth at an average pace of 6.8% during the years 2010 - 2015. As discussed above, China, along with other Asian nations, is exerting a high demand for natural resources that are mined in Australia and Asian Countries expected to do so until at least 2015.

Australian Mining is a top relevant news publication about advances, current events, and futures in the mining industry around Australia. At the link below, you can read about the latest technical information available in the industry, including advances in equipment, mining techniques; old, new, and currently most effective mining methods; and a number of services to the mining industry. Minerals and ores of most interest include nickel, gold, iron, and magnetite, among others. Related jobs are listed on the site.

Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia.
Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia.

Australian Space Program

Aerospace activities in Australia are under a resurgence of interest as the Australian Space Research Institute increases its energies. An all-volunteer organization, it relies on efforts provided by Australian Universities like Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and others.

Rocket launches are scheduled regularly at Woomera Australian Defense Force Facility, while additional projects are on hold and waiting funding and personnel in future.

The town of Woomera is owned by the Australian Defense Force. It offers visits to one of the most recognized aerospace historical sites of the 1960s - 1990s, to the Woomera National Aerospace and Missile Park at town center, a visitors information center, a heritage interpretation center, and a museum. There is also film theater, bowling alley, swimming pool, retail shops, taverns, and others. Additional visits take tourists into the desert for the wildlife and plants. Woomera Marine Centre is also interesting.

During October 2014, over 105,900 job advertisements were posted online for jobs in New South Wales alone.

Location of the Most Jobs

  1. Sydney NSW
  2. Melbourne VIC
  3. Brisbane QLD
  4. Perth WA
  5. Sydney Central Business District NSW
  6. New South Wales
  7. Adelaide SA
  8. Queensland
  9. Western Australia
  10. Victoria
  11. Canberra ACT
  12. Melbourne City Centre VIC
  13. Sydney Western Suburbs NSW
  14. Darwin NT

Most-Advertised Jobs

  1. Business Development Manager
  2. Store Manager
  3. Registered Nurse (RN)
  4. Project Manager - IT
  5. Physiotherapist
  6. Account Manager
  7. Recruitment Consultant
  8. Payroll Officer
  9. Business Analyst
  10. Assistant Manager
  11. Accounts Payable Officer
  12. Business Sales Executive
  13. Sales Assistant
  14. Contract Administrator
  15. Sales Representative

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Hudson
  2. Michael Page
  4. Hays Information Technology
  5. Candle ICT
  6. Greythorn
  7. People Bank
  9. Robert Walters
  10. Finite IT Recruitment Solutions
  11. Vantage
  12. Randstad

Top Highest Demand Jobs

  1. Business Analysts
  2. Project Managers
  3. Recruitment Consultants
  4. Business Development Managers
  5. Receptionists
  6. Payroll Officers
  7. Management Accountants
  8. Financial Accountants
  9. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  10. Account Payable Officers
  11. Electricians
  12. Drivers
  13. Administration Assistants
  14. Account Managers
  15. Executive Assistants


Tuggeranong Town Centre, Canberra.
Tuggeranong Town Centre, Canberra. | Source

Visiting and Working in Australia 2010 - 2025

Since 2010, a call seems to be out to move to Australia.

The website Embrace Australia at states that higher numbers of British residents immigrate to Australia than any other nation. The site relays information from publications such as Currency UK that suggest that the UK economy is rather uncertain and may remain so, while Chinese trade interest in Australian resources remains high and also is likely to reamain so for some years.

Embrace Australia tells us that many British residents retire to Australia as well as to emigrate for work, obtaining actual work visas.

Another view at Two Peoples Bay.
Another view at Two Peoples Bay.

Australian Advantage


Besides a strong economy, the climate in Australia is more pleasant overall for the British tired of wet weather and Americans tired of the cold in the north.


Education for children in Australia is advertised as top notch. Reports are that 80% of youth atteend higher education facilities as well.


An NHS system is named Medicare in Australia and offered to permanent residents. However, private healthcare remains available via arrangements at work.


Much of the culture is located within a short distances of Australian coastlines and beaches, involving outdoor activities much of each year. Sightseeing can be done in any number of landscapes, from rainforests to deserts, an Aboriginal Peoples still call the continent and country home in many areas.

Devils Marble near Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia (by marionharr on
Devils Marble near Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia (by marionharr on

© 2010 Patty Inglish

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      iamqweenbee 6 years ago

      Hi Patty,

      I didn't know Australia had a space research program. I thought that only the U.S, China, and Russia did. Thanks for sharing

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      jayb23 6 years ago from India

      Seems business analyst jobs are in great demand and highest paying jobs too. Thanks for sharing this info Patty.

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      You are doing such wonderful job there in helping people to learn where there are job vacancies and showing the beautiful country.

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      E M Smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Its a very up and coming place and the images look fabulous

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      G L Strout 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      There is so much I like about Australia. It is near the top of my list of places to go someday. Informative article, thanks.

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      Earth Angel 6 years ago

      Good Morning Good Soul!!

      GREAT Hub!! Even though I live in sunny California, I have often thought of relocating to Australia or New Zealand!! For all the reasons you listed!!

      You listed even more reasons than I was aware of!! And it makes perfect sense to me that so many from around the world are thinking/doing the same!!

      GREAT Hub Patty!! Thank you always for sharing such insightful information in your Hubs!!

      Blessings, Earth Angel!

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Hi Everone! It is a beautiful Sunday morning here and I hope you are all well and happy, looking forward to fun and relaxation wherever you are.

      @Hello, hello and Earth Angel -- with enough business reports, government projections, and news offerings, we can keep up with trends worldwide, I hope! Wouldn't it be grand if we could really transport the people who need work to the countries that need workers? One can hope. :)

      Thanks to everyone who made comments and shar4ed dieas here. You're all the best!

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      Marie Giunta 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Australia did survive the worst of the crisis but jobs can still be hard to find. The mining industry is booming but jobs are in out of the way places in the outback, which may not suit many families. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are the main cities for the big paying jobs and it helps if you have sponsorship or a job offer before you come over.

      Great hub Patty, your research is excellent and from good sources.

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      lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      It looks like Australia has much a much better outlook for jobs in the near future than the United States does. Thanks for the great read!

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      bd160900 6 years ago from San Diego

      Very interesting! I've always wanted to go!

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      Zinebase 6 years ago

      Nice hub. Good to see Australia survived the downturn seen elsewhere.

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      Shawn Scarborough 6 years ago from The Lone Star State

      Very interesting hub! I've always wanted to visit Australia. It sounds like Australia is doing well.

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      lahoriamplifier 6 years ago from Lahore

      Australia is a good place to travel

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      FilthyRichFellow 6 years ago from Manhattan, NY

      This is like a professional hub. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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      happylady 6 years ago from China

      your hub makes me up! Cant' wait to Australia !

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      bujju 6 years ago

      I liked this article, there is alot of information

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      dragonsin 6 years ago

      this is a good work.... very nice and i like it so much

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      aleksbtg 6 years ago

      hmm.. I should consider moving to Australia:)

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      Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

      Great hub, you done some hard work here to get this information to us all. Thank you for all this! ~aloha~

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      earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Well done in bringing Australia to the front with this excellent hub. A few surprises here too. Thanks for the update.

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      Fashion Conscious 6 years ago from CA

      I will seriously consider working in Australia. I love their laid back lifestyle. Australians are very nice citizens as well. Thanks for the very detailed info.

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      TroyM 6 years ago

      Drivers? Wow, those are not high paying here, but I've seen shows on TV about Ausie highways - -long and boring. Tough to stay alert. Good hub!

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      Sheila 6 years ago from The Other Bangor

      Very timely hub for folk in the US who are despairing of the job situation here.

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      fostintowers 6 years ago

      excellent article. thanks for sharing!

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      May Galnou 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Hello, always interesting reading a hub about Australia by non-Australians. Just wanted to make one comment re. healthcare. I don't think Medicare is a great system, you would be be almost mad to not get private health insurance if you can afford it, but usually it is done out of your own pocket, not through the company that you work for. I worked in the U.S. for a while, and I know the company I worked for had its own health plan, but that is not the norm here.

      Schooling can be great, again depending on where you live. Some public schools are dreadful and in desperate need of funding. Private schools are expensive, and often have a long waitlist (ie, you have to put your child down when they are born). Having said that, they do seem to often find room for families from overseas.

      One big plus about Australia - no matter how many years you've been working for a company, four weeks annual leave a year is given. Plus sick leave is added on top of your annual leave, it does not come out of it.

      Australia is a great country, with some wonderful cities. When I lived in the U.S. I had a calender with pictures of Melbourne next to my desk and almost everyone that came by my cubicle would comment that they had no idea Melbourne was so big. The guy from my local Plaid Pantry in Portland (which is much smaller than Melbourne), asked me what it was like living in the outback, and how was I finding big city life?

      Some areas of Australia may not be everyone's cup of tea, so like anywhere, do your research before accepting a job here, or you may find yourself out in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes jobs that can't be filled by Australians are vacant for a reason! I certainly don't the get the sense that we are unaffected by the recession. The government gave handouts last year - a stimulus package designed to encourage spending, but since they stopped I know a lot of retailers are suffering. Sometimes things just take longer to reach here, but I was encouraged by the employment info in this hub. Thanks Patty, for giving my beloved country such a great rap.

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      dobo700 6 years ago from Australia

      Australia is a good place to live no mater what you do (I don't have that good a job - but I have a fantastic lifestyle)

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      May Galnou 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I also just wanted to point out to anyone looking at the salaries of jobs in Aus that the Australian dollar is not worth as much as the U.S. dollars, so what may sound like a great salary may look less when converted into U.S. dollars. I am sure most people know that, but just wanted to make sure.

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      Glassy 6 years ago from Aus

      Well at the time of writing this, the exchange rate for the Aus dollar is 0.91 to US dollar, so there is not much difference and if you are a person working on the minimum wage, you are far better off living in Australia then the US. The minimum wage in Aus is $15 dollars an hour ($569.90) per week - compared to $7.15 in the US and some states are as low as $5.15 and the workers have to rely on tips to make up for the lack of wage.

      If you were to convert the Aus $15 dollars an hour to US, you would be on $13.76 an hour, so if you don't have much skills, Aus is the place to be.

      As for Medicare, any citizen who wants to see a doctor, can go to many clinics in Australia and not pay a cent for seeing a doctor. Sure, there are many doctors who also charge highly for a visit, but you still have the choice of being able to pay nothing as a lot of doctors (Bulk Bill) and Medicare subsidizes some or all of the cost of the bill.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Sounds like Australia is the place to be! Thanks for the great insights, Glassy.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Just for the record I visited Woomera as a protest against the Woomera Dentention Centre which held men women & children asylum seekers some five years ago. Fortunately comstant protest got the hell hole closed. Woomera is a very desolate place in the middle of a harsh flat desert terrain.

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Barry, you're one of those real life superheroes I write about! Hope they can use Woomera for something good, then.

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      May Galnou 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Sure Glassy, the Aussie dollar is good at the moment, or should I say the US dollar is weak, but once upon a time it was as low as .50 to the U.S. dollar. Medicare might be okay for a doctor's visit, but I wouldn't want to be on a hospital waiting list! Look, I love Australia, but people on the minimum wage here are struggling to keep afloat. I think they would laugh to hear people saying it sounded great. We do tend to pay more for goods here too. Things such as clothing etc are cheaper in the States, simply because the market is so much bigger.

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      Glassy 6 years ago from Aus

      Yes, MayG you are right in saying that things are very expensive in Aus and that shows no sign of reversing anytime soon, but its still the lucky country in my opinion.

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      Album printing 6 years ago

      Even though I live in sunny California, I have often thought of relocating to Australia or New Zealand!! For all the reasons you listed!!

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      TeamSTM 6 years ago

      I learn something new everyday, since I have been hearing a lot of people say that they want to move to Ausralia; after reading this HubPage it is very clear why! If the U.S Economy was like that of Ausralia, as far as jobs and growth; then Mexico as far as the Free Healthcare. I am fairly certain that many U.S. Citizens would be content with life in the U.S.!!

      Who am I, I'm no one in Congress or Politics and I can't change anything. I can say that many people feel that way and are willing to greener pastures. Sounds like they are within Australia and a few other places.

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      dags the drover 6 years ago from still lost in Western Australia

      HI Patty, the jobs numbers you quote are interesting. Many of the "new" jobs are infact people like my wife and myself who were self-employed and whose businesses did not survive the GFC and have been un-employed or under-employed between 2008 and 2010. I have only just found full time work for the fisrt time since 2008 and we've had to move 5000 k's across the country to Kalggorlie Western Australan to get work with a renumeration package that is enough to live and save on. And, interestingly it is a truck driving job. I'll be driving semi-trailers and B-doubles and expect to be away from home for 5 to 7 days at a time.

      Cheers Dags the Drover

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      Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the information! I'm happy you found work, but sorry you had to move so far and will be away from home so many days at a time.

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      SidneyMorgan 6 years ago from Australia

      @iamqweenbee, For your information there are so many countries which has space research program and Australia is one of them. India is also missing from the list.

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      applejuic3 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

      I hope to visit Australia soon. With how well it rates on education, cost of living, and happiness, I've been considering moving there once I start a family.

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      Ross 6 years ago

      Hello, thanks for the information... as far as I can see my occupation isn't in demand in Oz, which is a great shame, but I see no reason why I shouldn't get some training in a profession that is?! From the info on this page it looks as though demand for workers are only going to increase over the coming years, so why not!

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Useful hub which is very informative and revealing.thanks for sharing this .

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      gramarye 5 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      Hi, what a glowing report about the best country on earth (of course I'm biased). However, I agree with Barry Rutherford that Woomera is a hell hole - and I'm not sure that they have regular rocket launches - maybe the occasional one at best. I thought it was mostly closed down but I could be wrong.

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      DavitosanX 5 years ago

      I'd love to be a driver in Australia. Of course, the hub may be a little too optimistic, but Australia is surely better off than most if not all of the "developing" countries.

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      pattester 5 years ago

      i love to move there ended up in france bad move

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      skilby1 5 years ago

      This is good to hear because i have been thinking of switching into a business analyst position, good to know it pays well. Thanks for the info.

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      MOORESHOES 5 years ago from USA

      I grant pattester.

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      sandy 5 years ago

      oh thkz for this post....i'm in dilema for my post gradution in australia or in usa now i got a clear idea about it....thku

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      dusy7969 5 years ago from San Diego, California

      I like this article.This hub consist of a lot of information.I want to visit to Australia because the Australia is very beautiful country.I aware some location of the Australia.Thanks for this sharing.

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      wendi_w 5 years ago from Midwest

      I never realized Australia was experiencing such growth. I have been thinking of moving out of the U.S for awhile so the hub has given me an whole new option I had never considered. Fabulous information and very helpful

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      The Australian Hubbers are all great people, so you will be in good company!

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      Arulraj jegan 5 years ago

      Most wanted IT jobs in there?

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      EJ Shaw 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA

      Enjoyed reading your hub article about Australia's increase in jobs, especially during such a negative period in the history of the United States.

      Your title captured my attention because I am interested in where to find possible upcoming jobs. I was hoping to learn about possible jobs for myself, but no such luck.

      Even so, your article was very informative. I did not know about China's interest in Australia, Australian resources, real estate, mining and space programs.

      Australia seems like a place worth keeping an eye on for future happenings.

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      Jeff Hewitt 5 years ago

      Australia is a great country full of opportunity. You don't have to go for the top earning jobs though in order to live with a great quality of life. Great article, thanks.

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      kim 5 years ago

      very nice post indeed! thanks for sharing! Australia is a worthwhile place to live.

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      roshall 5 years ago from Ohio

      Great job! I never new this.

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      Luke 5 years ago

      Aussie $ much stronger then

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      Gleb Oleinik 5 years ago from Richmond, BC, Canada

      How do you put together such informational Hubs. It's sorcery!

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      nanetteparker 5 years ago

      Australia is not only a good place to find work. It is also one of the best places to live for expectant moms..

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      ambrking 5 years ago from Encino, California

      Australia is a great place to live and work. What I love about Australia is its simplicity.

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      Disappoint 5 years ago

      I have lived in Australia for the last ten years, I have never been able to get a decent job. I have to use my own personal savings to survive. Life is tough there for Asian immigrants.

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      martha rivera 5 years ago

      i would like to ask, if they accept foreign applicants for financial accountant? i'm from the philippines and i'm planning to work in Australia with my sister. and if i still have to study a bridging course there or to take a board exam?

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      skyfire 5 years ago

      One thing i like about Australia is wild life. I'm sure those who are vet would love to work at popular animal parks in Australia. I found this hub while searching job query for my friend on bing. Nice hub patty.

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      Not a place for young professionals 5 years ago

      I was living in Sydney for the past 10 years. I am a technical specialist earning $150k per year. However, it was really expensive to live in Sydney. Most of my friends were struggling with their mortgage. The house price was crazy and the interest rate for the mortgage was really high. You get good medical benefit but that comes from the high tax you pay. I was not able to save much after paying the rent and food. For the same amount of money you will get higher living standards in the State. Traffic was a nightmare too in Sydney. Very limited highways over there. It was part of the factor that drives the housing price up. Most people prefer living close to their jobs. In the State, you can live far away because they have great highways there.

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      laisaa 5 years ago

      Fabulous information and very helpful

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      Adam Finan 5 years ago from Worldwide

      Hi Patty

      I currently live in Perth and moved to Australia over a year ago with a few of my friends. Our skills vary from bartender, tiler, carpenter, commercial diver...etc. The East coast was fun and exciting for the time we spent there but even with degrees in hand, we were treated like backpackers and offered low paying jobs or only paid a fraction of what one can make in WA.

      We left for Perth and never looked back. There are so many jobs in Perth, you can be whatever you want to be. $1000 per week is standard for most labourer jobs and if you get your tickets for machines such as bobcat, excavator, loader or forklift, the money will rise substantially!

      The mining boom is in full swing at the moment and companies find it hard to hold on to quality staff in the Perth area. If you were offered $3000-$5000 per WEEK, fly-in fly-out, would you go!? I would! This is why Perth needs so many workers. The city is expanding at an alarming rate. Extra capital increases building. Any tradie who can't make a living in Perth is in the wrong business! There are also alot of Admin/office jobs associated with this as well..

      IT jobs are now in huge demand. Girls and guys are heading more towards engineering for the mines.

      Australia is BOOMING....

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      fli8uk 5 years ago from Pakistan

      australia is a good place hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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      shamani67 5 years ago

      My Husband and I work Australia wide in the Mining Exploration Industry. At present there is a high demand for workers. We love the Outback and spend three weeks out there every month. Then we get a break for a week. The company flies us into Alice Springs where we then drive 4 hours out to camp after picking up all our supplies. Great lifestyle. It is not for everyone however.

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      Carlon Michelle 5 years ago from USA

      I've got my resume...Now all I need is an airplane ticket.

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      megastarchiru 5 years ago

      Really nice post, thanks

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      megastarchiru 5 years ago

      best page I have ever seen

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      rockdresses 5 years ago from Turkey

      My favorite friend is studying at Australia. She said there is a lots of attractive boys...:)

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      shininleon 5 years ago from Boston

      really nice tnx

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      J Burgraff 5 years ago

      Patty, I love your hubs. We are struggling here in Oregon even though we are both talented people. My sweetheart is one of the best EP (electrophysiology techs around). Are there positions like that in Australia? My best friend just moved there, so I would think about it.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      There might be such jobs or similar ones in Australia - check the links above and see what is listed. Healthcare jobs are open in USA, UK, and Australia often. Best wishes.

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      sultan shah 5 years ago

      Hi friends how r u...dear Patty what are the prospects for Electrical Engineers in Australia....I love Australias Climate..

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      Prem 5 years ago

      Hi friends,

      Please anyone suggest the best location in Australia for IT (Software Engineer) as I have only State Sponsorship.Sp, can anyone please suggest me which state has the better prospects in terms of Software Jobs.

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      style-of-life 5 years ago from Netherlands

      Right. Time for a massive relocation :)

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      Krunal 5 years ago

      Whether Business Analyist includes Credit Apraisal part as usually we find in Banking Industires?

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      Barry Rutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      There are lots of jobs right now for specialist Mine technicians that can maintain Mining electrical and mechanical equipment as well as explosive experts etc...

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thank you Barry! - Mine Technicians for Mining Electrical and Mechanical Equipment and Explosives Experts. Mining is big there, isn't it?

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      Barry Rutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Huge there are three thousand vacancies right now in Mining

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      doodlebugs 5 years ago from Southwest

      The company I retired from which does directional drilling, is sending a team to Australia to begin a huge shale gas drilling project there. That discovery could be a huge new source of jobs. Too bad that immigrating there is so difficult for Americans.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thanks for that information!

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      myihna 5 years ago from Australia

      Off all the listed jobs, I think that nursing is the most secure and better paid. Especially in Australia, nursing jobs are one of the most popular career option due to the job security and high demand..

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      Mike 5 years ago

      Registered nurse as a top job that can't be right. It's definitely not a high paying job, I should know because I am one!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      You're a low paid nurse, Mike? Must be a reason. Wrong market area?

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      Michael D Baker, So.California USA 5 years ago

      As a Southern California resident it's difficult thinking of moving and I did a lot of research on Australlia for many reasons, but with a family of 7 it's a big commitment. Yes I found the jobs pay better then most of the USA but I also found cost of living there was equally higher.

      Something to consider before buying your one way ticket.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thanks for that information. Cost of living should be researched before moving out of state or out of country.

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      Benny 5 years ago

      What about bricklaying? Is that still on the demands list in aus? Is there still plenty of work

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thanks for adding that information, Benny - Bricklaying is hiring.

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      UH! 5 years ago

      I read this and have decided i am moving to australia!!! Not only have i ALWAYS wanted to go there more than anything else, apperently the economy is booming and for just the things im training in currently =D. Seeya America, i appreciate everything, but the good oll outback, here i come!!!!!!!!!

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      Tee3 5 years ago

      Dear all,

      If anyone can advise or have insights regarding studying the following courses in AUstralia, & hopefully able to get a working visa (they called it 485 in Australia), & eventually able to get an Australia PR (Permanent Resident status):-

      1) Saw at internet,one of the school Silver Trowel in Perth, is offering courses like bricklaying, tiles, plastering & carpentry.

      2) school fees for 2years = A$24,000.

      3) above courses are at Certificate level III.

      4) Myself, already 41 years old.

      5) Have family & 2 kids.

      6) After gradudate, able to get job?.


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      Chris 5 years ago

      Great info, but Shhhhhhhhh, don't tell everyone!

      It might get too crowded. Just joking, all welcome.


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      adultsearch 5 years ago from NYC, NYC

      Australia is a good place to travel. Your hub is informative about the place. Many of the tourists will surely go there after reading this post. Nice job!.

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      QW 5 years ago

      I wish I could go as my family lives there but I'm stuck in South Africa till i sort out my visa

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      fathead 5 years ago

      hi all and patty i just discovered this site, are qualifications a big part in getting a job in australia?

      i have 7 years of plastering behind me as well as some domestic plumbing quals but not fully qualified and im currently also doing site carpentry at college but i doubt i will be fully qualified in that either, the reason being that i am not fully qualified in the plumbing, and most probably the carpentry will be the same, is that once ive finished these courses i have to get a full time job and be assessed on site, but as i live in the uk its really quite hard to find someone to take you on, im 25 years old and have been plastering since i was 18, all learnt on the job.

      so basically would i struggle to get work because i am not qualified??? also is there some kind of apprentice scheme for foreign student that i could jump on???

      hope you all havd a good xmas, hope to hear from someone soon. cheers

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Most jobs seem to require qualifications, driver's license, and a White Card (safety certification in Au.); though some Plastering Traineeships have been advertised on and for Australia.

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      Empty 5 years ago

      Thank you Patty for sharing great information. Have already got Australian PR but yet to make the move given my attachment with the current job. Wish I can find the job by applying online in 2012.

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      Barry Rutherford 5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Just another point Health Care is very good here. For instance I am covered by both medicare & Private health insurance I am in top private cover for a single like me it is $42 dollars a week. Company sponsored Health insurance is rare..

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      BfoBarney 5 years ago from Australia

      I'm quite surprised to see that drivers are even on the list. Although I'm happy to see Business Analyst is at the top (currently the field that I am studying).

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      Jonathan Lippiatt 5 years ago

      I am 26 years old and a qualified joiner/carpenter with nearly 11 years experience. Im very sporty as i play semi pro soccer and also mixed martial arts. I am single and have no ties so would like to go to a place in australia that is full of things to do during the day and also at night. i am looking for the best place to go that is enjoyable aswell but foremost work to live comfortably and hopefully save.I am applying to get my years work visa soon but i just dont know what place is best for me workwise and also suit my sporting interests. Would appreciatte any information at all that can tell me what would suit, thank you


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      Annie 5 years ago

      Thanks a ton for sharing such information about australia..god bless u

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      Isililo 5 years ago

      Found this post very informative. My wife just went to study for her Masters a few weeks ago. Thanks.

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      Jimmy 5 years ago

      im an electrician and im probably one of the best in my country, i want to know where the best paying jobs are going in australia at the moment?

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      For current listings from across the Internet at any time, check the site Australia version; it's updated continually. Go to SimplyHiredDOTcom and click "Australia" at the bottom of the page.

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      Emmy 5 years ago

      Is Accounting more demanding job now in Australia. If it is, then which place in Australia should I move on?

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Check out the Australian edition of and that can be a lot of help in deciding!

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      jamila sahar 5 years ago

      great informative hub ! i have thought of relocating to australia as well, and you certainly provide a thorough overview as well as helpful links for immigration, work visas and other important details needed for planning this type of move ! many thanks

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I coworker moved to Australia a decade ago and really enjoyed the change. Thanks for posting.

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      charlie 500 5 years ago

      Anyone looking for work in Australia check out the employment website might also give you a good idea of wages and what's in demand.It also has what work is available in different states..Also be aware that over here if you want to live near the city ,houses can be expensive to rent and also quite competitive as there arnt heaps of them.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      Thank you very much charlie!

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      IrishNurse 5 years ago


      I'm a student nurse decided to go back and get my degree at 36 so I'll be 40 when I qualify :o) My dream is to get 1 years expereince then come out to Oz. I've been several times and have many friends out there. Do you know if it will be easy to get a job, I also have a 12 yr old who will come out with me he'll be 17 when we're ready to leave.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      I can't be sure, but contact your local Travel Nursing employment agencies and ask, because they should have related projections. Good luck!

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      AP Melbourne 5 years ago

      Put it this way, lots of people are heading into trades currently, nearly all the males at my High School are so the job shortage should not last for long. If you were to go up against a local, the local would come first no matter the experience in a number of trades and some professions.

      Also, apparently it is extremely hard to get a job in the mines. Once you do get a job, the rental costs etc will decimate your wages. Well that is what a friend told me anyway.

      Of course all of what i am saying is from personal experience, not necessarily true, and probably not true.

      In the end, do what you feel is right.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Fantastic hub, and great information on Australia - thanks! :)

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Amazing hub again from you. I just wanted to ask you something. What about the health sector in case of job seeking? What are the possibilities of doctors or physicians?

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      This week, I see only a few hundred positions open right now, Spring 2012, for physicians or doctors in engine searches. I will attempt to find newer projections for the future and add them.

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      george353 4 years ago

      I relocated to Australia some 6 months ago. I find life here as tough as anywhere else. Less than $80K annually will get you a mediocre existence. Having your own home is impossible for many here. Quality and affordable housing is a big issue. Medicare is very expensive, unless you are citizen. Calling an Ambulance to just check on you, e.g., in ACT will cost you $558. If you need a ride to the hospital, the bill will get close to a $1000, unless you have a private insurance, which is not inexpensive. $400 p.w. rent will get you a small studio or 1bdr somewhere way in the outskirts, unless you want to share or live with the roaches. In terms of customer service, well, don't set your expectations too high either. Prices of medicine, food, transport, etc. are high across the board.

      Don't want to bring anybody down, but things are not as jolly as they appear from thousands of miles away. Good luck.

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      We find both the best and the most horrid prices and services as well in most of our US cities, so no surprise that Australia is similar. We must check things out before we go. Thanks for commenting!

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      OzWorker77 4 years ago

      Many of the people that have commented on here are from countries outside of Australia, as a citizen from Australia there is a bit of a misconception about how awesome it really is. Dont get me wrong, it is a beautiful country but we are faced with the same hardships and problems with the economy as others are around the world.

      For those that are skilled trades people including electricians and plasterers etc, you will find good paying work around the mining areas in Australia. These are in Western Australia and Queensland. There is a demand in these areas as many people from here do not want to work or live in these areas. As an example the Pilbara in WA (which is booming) is a desolate, dry and hot place where there are few services and may be limited to one pub, one shop and that's pretty much it. The wages for a trades person can be as high as $200,000 per year but the cost of living is exceptionally high with some rents at $1000 per week. Many Australians will work in these areas on a fly in fly out (FIFO) basis.

      For metropolitan areas - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide - there is a demand for workers in professional areas such as engineering and accounting. However it is important to note that many of the larger companies will only hire Australian citizens or people on 457 (skilled visa's). Work in smaller companies, which pay less, is competitive as the positions in the larger companies are hard to come by.

      Housing in Australia can be expensive, both to purchase and to buy, with Australia one of the few countries in the world where land is more expensive than the house itself. In Brisbane, which is generally considered a 'cheaper' area to live, average house prices are around the $400,000 mark and you will be living about 30 minutes away from the city centre.

      Dont get me wrong, it is a beautiful place to live with lots of opportunities but getting good paying work can be hard to come by and is competitive. We pay a lot of taxes in Australia to support welfare for those that have low incomes with someone on $65,000 per year paying approximately 20-25% in taxes.

      These are all important things to consider when thinking of moving here.

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      Thanks for that helpful insight, OzWorker77. It's practical and people need to be aware before they travel to Australia.

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      Janey-S 4 years ago from South Africa

      So glad I found this hub, We are from South Africa, and my husband Luc is in Perth on a 3month ticket looking for work, he is a plumber and has just done his WA licence, he is finding it really hard to find a job and is prepared to go to the mines or outlying area, he was in Ethiopia so is quite Ok with harsh places, do you have any advice to give on where he can apply, he has tried all the usual recruitment places, and I am looking for maybe more obscure places that he may apply to. Thanks - Much appreciated.

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      Donna9376 4 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Great information on Australia.

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      atif 4 years ago

      thankz . .God bless u

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      renp308 4 years ago

      Hi, i am a business analyst in hewlett packyard india, can i find a get a job in australia? i want to move abroad and australia is the first prefrence. please help me.

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      Patty Inglish 4 years ago from North America

      @renp308 - Look at the home page and access their Australia site link at the bottom of the page.

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      forklift 4 years ago

      If any one was looking for a job try Gum Tree it may help

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      Naitan 4 years ago

      Hi , I ve got MBA ,and certified public accountant,my husband is into the electrical and Refrigeration and HVAC contracting.We live in USA,but also considering moving to Australia.Please, if any one can comment ,the chances to find jobs with our skills.Thank you!

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      Raha 3 years ago

      Hello there, visited australia few times and love to relocate there but I am wondering how the job market is for social workers and nursing? and does anyone know if temporary holiday working visa would allow you to get professional jobs? Thank you.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      On the SimplyHired website for Australia, there are listed 205 Social Workers positions in Australia at this moment. Most are advertised by a company known as "Gumtree Australia" and others are with "Centralian Advocate" in Alice Springs, "Sugarman Group", and others.

      Meanwhile, there are 6,700 jobs open for nurses and it seems they are everywhere needed in Australia.

      I don't know about the holiday visa, though.


      For an earlier poster, there are now several thousand jobs in CPA and related occupations - try the recruiters Hays and Michael Page companies. HVAC shows only about 700 jobs - try Michael Page for them as well.

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      Mark Johnson 3 years ago from England

      They say that many of us move to Australia for the beautiful climate but honestly we have had a heatwave here over the last few days and as an Englishman I can tell you now it would be a nice welcome relief to feel the rain again. I don't think many of us can handle the heat to be honest. No one sleeps we have had sticky nights. God knows how bad it is in Aussie.

      Is there any reason in particular why Australia prefers UK citizens over any other nationality? Is this just a rumour or is there something in the trades that we have which they need?

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      Hello, AmbitiousMarketer -- I used to read an eNewsletter by a teacher in Australia and in their summertimes, she would described the horrendous heat. Supposedly, some immigrants can become accustomed to it, but I don't think I could do so without 6 months working up to it in a daily sauna.

      Why do Australian companies prefer UK citizens? I'd say common language (aside from slang), and perhaps the immigration/visa paperwork is less intensive. The "trades" angle you mention may be relevant as well; and there are surely other reasons. I'll keep my ears open for info.

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the link for Australian jobs. I am going to have a look!

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      Anita Hasch 2 months ago from Port Elizabeth

      Super hub. Very informative and such a interesting country.

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