Working in Australia
Before you apply for work
- What you need to work in Australia
- Get a Tax File Number (TFN)
- Understanding your residency and your tax
Check that you can work in Australia with the Department of Home Affairs:
- work conditions for student visa holders
- changes to skilled migration program
- international tax for individuals
Check if your existing qualifications and skills meet Australian standards:
- Australian Government: Qualifications and skills recognition
- Victorian Government: Help for skilled migrants
- Vetassess: Skills assessment for migration
Know your rights
Workers in Australia have the right to minimum standards set for working hours, safety, pay rates and more. It's important to understand your rights and responsibilities as a worker.
Get work experience
Many employers want to hire people with previous work experience as this demonstrates a range of skills.
Learn more about how to find and get work experience.
Learn about different job hunting methods.
Job search engines
Journals and newspapers
Check the classified section of newspapers and journals.
- The Age
- The Herald Sun
- The Australian
- Leader community newspapers
Graduate positions and graduate programs are jobs specifically for new and recent graduates. Recruitment occurs each year during March and April.
Companies with graduate generally have structured, professional development programs which enable you to broaden your industry experience to advance you to the senior levels of the organisation. Graduate recruits may spend 1-3 years in a specific role or rotate through different areas of the organisation.
To learn more about graduate programs, see:
- graduate program application closing dates
- careers events
- Australian graduate employers
Remote or rural employment
- View video: Top tips to expand your job prospects (International Education Association of Australia).
- Check Career Gateway for events relating to working in Australia