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About Australia’s Employment Situation


  1. Visa
    Getting short term or long term employment in Australia requires a work permit or visa. There is a whole range of visas of which the most common are sponsored visas and skilled visas.
    The best way to get a permit is to have a sponsor and/or a contract of employment. This requires to apply with an Australian company for employment.??
    For a skilled visa, the chance to get it granted is low when the job is not listed as a job in need. The Australian Government uses a point system by which jobs are prioritised by the market requirements. The higher the need for a particular job, the better the chance for a work permit.??

 

Taxation
Tax is in average 35% of total wages, it can be as high as 49%.

 

Insurance
The publicity funded health care system Medicare covers the basic requirements for Australian citizens and permanent residents. The government authority Medicare Australia operates it. In addition, it is recommendable and advisable to take out a health insurance ($100 to $200 per month).

 

Retirement fund (Superannuation or Super)
For retirement the Government requires employers to pay from 9% of gross wages to a retirement fund. This money can be paid out when leaving the country, but only after paying tax at your tax rate. The repay is also linked to the visa.

 

Job search
In Australia, employment search can be conducted through search engines or recruitment agencies

  • Selection of search machines

       http://www.applydirect.com.au/

       https://au.jora.com/

       http://www.careerone.com.au
       http://www.engineeringjobs.com.au
       http://www.engineeringjobs.net.au
       http://www.jobbydoo-au.com/engineering-jobs

       http://www.jobs.com.au
       http://www.jobsearch.gov.au
       http://www.mycareer.com.au
       http://www.seek.com.au

  • Selection of engineering recruiters

       http://www.aaai.com.au
       http://www.australiawide.com.au
       http://www.atomrecruitment.com 
       http://www.bondpersonnel.com.au
       http://www.bluestonerecruitment.com.au
       http://www.blyss.com.au/Home.aspx
       http://www.caddencrowe.com.au
       http://www.cdspersonnel.com.au
       http://www.commercialdesign.com.au
       http://www.cord.com.au
       http://www.downingteal.com.au
       http://www.drakeintl.com/jobs
       http://www.ema.net.au
       http://www.entec.com.au
       http://www.gemteq.com.au
       http://www.hjb.com.au
       http://www.hays.com.au
       http://www.michaelpage.com.au
       http://www.swanpersonnel.com.au
       http://www.sixdegreesexecutive.com.au
       http://www.techstaff.com.au


Applications
As Australian differ from German applications, the documents have to be adapted. Useful advices and templates can be found on job search machines webpages or in the World Wide Web.