Work in Australia
Australia has high quality of life standards and offers an attractive job market with many opportunities for foreigners. It has a strong growth economy with the highest minimum wage in the world: AUS $ 17.70 per hour (US $13 approx.)
Australia also has a very friendly labour market for foreign workers (including international students). Australia is a great destination to work.
Working as a waiter, kitchen hand or cleaner are usually the first pathway to the local job market, particularly for students looking to afford their stay in Australia. After spending some time in the country, and if you have a good level of English, professional options might come up.
Requirements to work in Australia
To work in Australia you must:
- Have a visa that allows you to work (for example a Student Visa or a Work and Holiday Visa).
- Have a TFN (Tax File Number), a unique record for various tax purposes.
- In some jobs you might also need to apply for an ABN (Australian Business Number), a work permission for self-employed workers (you need to apply for an ABN if you’re starting up or running a business/activity or working with no specific hours)
Job opportunities for newcomers
- Hospitality (work in restaurants, bars, hotels and events).
- Commercial and residential cleaning.
- Food Delivery.
- Elder care.
- Stores and retail.
- Packing, warehouses and storage.
- Farm work.
1°Australia has the highest minimum wage in the world – AUS $ 17.70 per hour (US $13 approximately) or AUS $ 672 per week.
20 h.On student Visa, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week when your course is in session and 38 hours per week on holidays.
38 h.You are allowed to work up to 38 hours per week on Work and Holiday Visa.
5.6%Full employment, unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in November of 2016.
3%Economic growth of 3% projected for 2016.
59%Australian economy by sector: 59% service sector, 9% construction, 7% manufacturing, 6% mining and 5% trade.