Before you start
Before you even start looking for a job there are two things you
- Check whether your visa has any
restrictions regarding employment.
- Apply for a Tax File Number
The search begins
There are many ways to find a job in Australia.
People you know
Sometimes jobs are filled before they are even advertised. If
you know people already working in your industry in Australia, ask
them if they know of any jobs available. An online networking site
like LinkedIn can help you make
A popular medium for job searching in Australia is the internet.
You can use these sites to find all kinds of jobs in all kinds of
These websites also contain some useful information on how to
prepare your resume as well as some handy interview techniques.
If you are unsure whether the qualifications you hold in your
home country will be recognised in Australia, you should check with
Australia operates a compulsory superannuation scheme. This is often
referred to as Pension in some countries. If you are eligible, your
employer has to pay an additional 9% of your salary or wages into a
superannuation fund of your choice. This money is then put aside
throughout your career until you retire.
Australian workers pay tax to the Commonwealth Government to
fund programs and services such as roads, schools and
The amount of tax paid is based on the
amount of income you earn. The higher the income, the higher the
percentage paid. Your employer is responsible for deducting tax
from your income before you are paid.
Before you start working, you'll need a TFN (Tax File Number)
which is a unique number that is used to identify your tax