Frequently Asked Questions
I am from overseas - can you give me information on getting a job in Australia?
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be able to assist you with your enquiry.
I am looking for a job - can you help me?
You can register as a job seeker at the Australian JobSearch website as well as search for current vacancies in your State and local region.
Can I find out about the employment prospects for a particular job?
The Job Outlook website contains a wealth of information, including future job prospects, for over 400 different occupations. Click on ‘Vacancies for this Occupation’ to search for vacancies in your region or ‘Find Training for this occupation’ to explore local education and training opportunities.
You can also access the Australian Jobs publication, which provides an overview of job prospects.
How do I find training for a particular occupation?
A good starting point would be to visit the training.gov.au (TGA) website. TGA is the official National Register of information on Training Packages, Qualifications, Courses, Units of Competency and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
You can search TGA for information about training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency and training providers in Australia.
How do I find out more about eligibility for an Australian Apprenticeship?
You can find out about Australian Apprenticeships, including eligibility criteria, by visiting www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or by telephoning 13 38 73.
How do I find out which skills are in shortage?
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) compiles State/Territory Skill Shortages Lists based on labour market research undertaken by DEEWR. Click on the following link to view the most recent Skill Shortages List.
How can I access career counselling?
The Career Development Association of Australia website has a search facility for career practitioners in different regions.
To assist with your career, you can also access the Australian Jobs publication which provides an overview of job prospects.