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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 Home Affairs 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.

How do I learn more about occupations that interest me?

Job Outlook is a widely used source of information about occupational characteristics and labour market trends that can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your working life.

Explore occupations to learn about their future outlook, pay, and main tasks. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need.

Job Outlook Poster - A3 (2.7MB) Job Outlook Poster - A4 (2.5MB)

You can also access the Australian Jobs publication. Australian Jobs is an easy to follow guide to the Australian labour market. It provides information amount labour market trends by industry, occupation and location.

How do I find training for a particular occupation?

A good starting point would be to visit the myskills.gov.au website. The My Skills website is the national directory of vocational education and training (VET) organisations and courses. It is an Australian Government initiative to enable consumers to search for, and compare, VET courses and training providers.

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 National Skills Commission 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.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The National Skills Commission 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 National Skills Commission surveys businesses to monitor recruitment conditions across Australia and provide insights into what employers are looking for.

Workforce Shortages

The National Skills Commission carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.