TIPS FOR GETTING TRADE JOBS IN AUSTRALIA
Date 13.07.2016 Whether you’re planning to permanently move to Australia or go on a working holiday visa you’re probably looking to get a trade job in the country. This is a wise decision since there’s a high demand for skilled labourers in Australia, which means you won’t find it hard to find a job. You can make the search even easier by using the following tips:
1. Skilled Occupation List
Before wondering whether you can secure a trade job in Australia, be sure to check the Skilled Occupation List to see if your trade is listed as a trade job that Australia needs to fill.
2. Skills Assessment
To prove to the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection that you have the right skills to meet your occupation, you will need to obtain your Trades Skills Assessment before leaving the UK. The Down Under Centre can deliver Trade Skills Assessments to speicifc trades. We also deliver the AQF III Qualification for other trades and from there you can submit your Skills Assessment with TRA. Find out more about Skills Assessments here and see if we can deliver a Skills Assessment to your trade. Or call us today on 0203 376 1555
3. Get the right training
Doing this is important if you have a specific job in mind. If you want to work as an electrician, for example, you’ll need to have enough training so you can do your job well and keep yourself safe at all times. Make sure to obtain your training from a reliable and reputable organisation. The Skilled Visa operates on a points system so your qualifications will help you obtain the points you need to secure your visa for Australia.
4. Obtain a White Card
Before you can get a trade job in Australia, you should first get an OH&S General Induction Certificate, which is commonly known as a White Card. This is required for anyone who works on a construction site; if you’re caught working without one, you will be made to pay a hefty fine. To get your White Card, you’ll need to take an occupational health and safety course with a certified training organisation once you arrive in Australia.
5. Check online job boards
It’s always advisable to apply labouring jobs in Australia when you arrive so you can personally speak with potential employers. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t check online jobs boards before arriving in Australia. You can browse online job boards that advertise trade jobs in Australia to try and secure a job in Australia before you arrive, making your move more smooth!
For assistance or information, call the Down Under Centre today on 0203 376 1555