High Demand High-Paying Jobs In Australia

Updated on December 12, 2017
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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.
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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 SEEK.com.au. 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, SEEK.com 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 (ca.news.finance) 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 (especially Sydney), Queensland, and Victoria are the areas expected to gain the most new jobs.

During Fourth Quarter 2017, one of the most in-demand occupations was "recruitment consultant", because so many new jobs were becoming available, especially in Information and Communication technologies.

Top 10 Australian Jobs Desperate for Workers

The following occupations are often highly paid and require advanced education. Australia needs more trained professionals for these jobs:

  1. Environmental health officers
  2. Veterinarians
  3. Bankers
  4. Radiologists
  5. Physicians: general practitioners
  6. Home healthcare nurses
  7. Exercise physiologists
  8. Physiotherapists
  9. Dentists
  10. Medical practice managers

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Go to Sydney for the most job listings. | Source

Location of the Most Jobs

Most employment opportunities are in the eastern regions:

  1. Sydney NSW: Australia's Seek.com found 36,000 full-time job openings here throughout December 2017.
  2. Melbourne VIC
  3. Brisbane QLD
  4. Perth WA
  5. New South Wales, all cities.
  6. Canberra ACT
  7. Adelaide SA
  8. Queensland, all cities.
  9. Victoria, all cities.
  10. Western Australia overall.

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Companies Hiring the Most Workers Most Frequently

  1. Hays
  2. Michael Page: Employment placement specialists.
  3. Marriott International: Hotels and entertainment.
  4. Randstad: Employment placement specialists.
  5. Domino's and Pizza Hut pizza chain shops..
  6. Page Personnel
  7. Gough Recruitment (523)
  8. Programmed Skilled Workforce
  9. Hudson
  10. Retailworld Resourcing

Most Frequently Advertised Jobs

  1. Business Development Managers
  2. Recruitment consultants
  3. Store Managers and Assistants
  4. Registered Nurses (RN)
  5. Project Managers in information and communication technologies.
  6. Physiotherapists
  7. Account Managers, especially for big-ticket items like financial products
  8. Payroll officers: employee pools are growing.
  9. Business Analysts
  10. Sales professionals of all kinds.

Additional Fast-Growing Jobs: Australia Mining Futures

Business Monitor International also suggested that the 2010 - 2014 outlook for Australian mining industry overall was a strong one. In fact, the predicted growth at an average pace of 6.8% continued during the years 2010 - 2015.

As discussed above, China and other Asian nations exerted high demand for natural resources mined in Australia and Asian countries well beyond 2015.

Australian Mining is a top relevant news publication about advances, current events, and futures in the mining industry around Australia. It provides 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 as well.

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Tribute to Perth gold miners.Mining is most active in Perth and the rest of Western Australia. This is Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia.
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Mining is most active in Perth and the rest of Western Australia. This is Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia.
Mining is most active in Perth and the rest of Western Australia. This is Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in Albany, Western Australia.
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GAF Jindivik target drone at Woomera.
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Displays at Woomera Missile Park.
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The Orion at Woomera.
The Orion at Woomera. | Source

During Third Quarter 2017, the Australian Research & Space Exploration became an independent program for promoting the national space program and related efforts.

Australian Space Program Resurgence

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.

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Visiting and Working in Australia Through 2025

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

The website Embrace Australia at www.embraceaustralia.com stated in 2010 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 remain 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.

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

Australian Advantages for Living and Working


  • 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 attend 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 rain forests to deserts.
  • Aboriginal Peoples still call the continent and country home in many areas and offer tours and handcrafted items.


  • Currency UK, quoted on Embrace Australia. www.embraceaustralia.com Retrieved 2010; website subsequently sold to a psychic network.
  • Glover, A. Hardest Jobs in Australia to Fill Revealed. Daily Mail UK. www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5169997/Hardest-jobs-Australia-revealed.html#ixzz514xSTp19 Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  • Indeed.com: job listings and recommendations for Australia during December, 2017.
  • Kennedy, M. Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency. NPR The-Two-Way. September 26, 2017. www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/26/553713207/australia-says-it-is-launching-its-own-space-agency Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  • Pash, C. The 20 Hardest Jobs to Fill in Australia. Business Insider Australia. December 12, 2017.

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

Questions & Answers

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        Anita Hasch 16 months ago from Port Elizabeth

        Super hub. Very informative and such a interesting country.

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        Patty Inglish 3 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Patty Inglish 4 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        Mark Johnson 4 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 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        Raha 5 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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        Naitan 5 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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        forklift 5 years ago

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

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        Patty Inglish 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        renp308 5 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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        atif 5 years ago

        thankz . .God bless u

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        Donna9376 5 years ago

        Very interesting hub. Great information on Australia.

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        Janey-S 5 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        OzWorker77 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        george353 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        Reve 6 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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        Melanie Chisnall 6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

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

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        AP Melbourne 6 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        IrishNurse 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        Thank you very much charlie!

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        charlie 500 6 years ago

        Anyone looking for work in Australia check out the employment website seek.com.au.It 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        jamila sahar 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Emmy 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Jimmy 6 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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        Isililo 6 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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        Annie 6 years ago

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

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        Jonathan Lippiatt 6 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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        BfoBarney 6 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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        Barry Rutherford 6 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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        Empty 6 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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 jobsjobsjobs.com.au and SimplyHired.com for Australia.

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        fathead 6 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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        QW 6 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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        adultsearch 6 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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        Chris 6 years ago

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

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


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        Tee3 6 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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        UH! 6 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Benny 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Michael D Baker, So.California USA 6 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 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        Mike 6 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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        myihna 6 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        Thanks for that information!

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        doodlebugs 6 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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        Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

        Huge there are three thousand vacancies right now in Mining

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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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 6 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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        Krunal 6 years ago

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

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        style-of-life 6 years ago from Netherlands

        Right. Time for a massive relocation :)

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        Prem 6 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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        sultan shah 6 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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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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        J Burgraff 6 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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        shininleon 6 years ago from Boston

        really nice tnx


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        rockdresses 6 years ago from Turkey

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

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        megastarchiru 6 years ago

        best page I have ever seen

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        megastarchiru 6 years ago

        Really nice post, thanks

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        Carlon Michelle 6 years ago from USA

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

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        shamani67 6 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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        fli8uk 6 years ago from Pakistan

        australia is a good place hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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        Adam Finan 6 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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        laisaa 6 years ago

        Fabulous information and very helpful


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        Not a place for young professionals 6 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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        skyfire 6 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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        martha rivera 6 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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        Disappoint 6 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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        ambrking 6 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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        nanetteparker 6 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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        Gleb Oleinik 6 years ago from Richmond, BC, Canada

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

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        Luke 6 years ago

        Aussie $ much stronger then

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        roshall 6 years ago from Ohio

        Great job! I never new this.

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        kim 6 years ago

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

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        Jeff Hewitt 6 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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        EJ Shaw 6 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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        Arulraj jegan 6 years ago

        Most wanted IT jobs in there?

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        Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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

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        wendi_w 6 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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        dusy7969 7 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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        sandy 7 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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        MOORESHOES 7 years ago from USA

        I grant pattester.

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        skilby1 7 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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        pattester 7 years ago

        i love to move there ended up in france bad move

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        DavitosanX 7 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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        gramarye 7 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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        facebook video 7 years ago

        Thank you For Livet

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        Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

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

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        Ross 7 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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        applejuic3 7 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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        SidneyMorgan 7 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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        Patty Inglish 7 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

        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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