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Frequently Asked Questions

I am from overseas - can you give me information on getting a job in Australia?

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection 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 more than 350 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 Employment compiles State/Territory Skill Shortages Lists based on labour market research. 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.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.