Working in australia

A country and continent, an extremely tempting climate with an exotic animal world – and beyond the large urban centers: vastness and again vastness. In addition, economically high standards with a plus in Australia's budget of 9 billion euros. Dollars and unemployment below 5 percent.

This is what makes "Down Under" so attractive for many immigrants from all over the world, including annually ca. 1500 Germans. Especially if you have a solid academic education, you have a good chance to get a permanent residence permit in Australia.

Visa and entry in Australia

Finally, the Australian business community is far from unfamiliar with the word "skills shortage". But before the first Vegemite sandwich, the authorities have imposed a visa requirement. Depending on the personal background, a distinction is made in Australia between visas for

  • Professionals
  • nominated professionals
  • Businessmen
  • Partner and family reunion
  • Students
  • Working Holiday Maker

The most important is skilled visa. It makes high demands on applicants: Ideally, they are young, have both excellent education and practical experience in a recognized profession, and speak English fluently.

The Australian government uses an assessment system for this purpose, which also includes the (spouse) partner. 120 points (pass marks) must be achieved as a minimum. Below, the right of residence is in a bad way.

Labor market in Australia

The Australian job market is diverse. The MOD list ("Migration Occupations in Demand") lists all occupations for which foreign skilled workers are needed: According to this list, there is a great demand for technical and medical professions.

Including all types of IT professions, engineers, technicians and craftsmen, through various doctors, nurses and nursing assistants. Of course you can also immigrate with another qualification. However, you can expect high "pass marks" in these sectors.

Finding a job in Australia

A visa does not guarantee a job in Australia. Conversely, however, employment often allows for a work visa. Looking for jobs in Australia can be done through the government Centrelink offices or under also through the yellow pages and major newspapers, including

  • Herald Sun (Melbourne)
  • Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Age (Melbourne)
  • The Courier Mail (Brisbane)
  • The West Australian (Perth)
  • The Australian
  • The Daily Telegraph

Social and Health Insurance in Australia

Australia does not have unemployment insurance. Unemployment benefits and social assistance are paid from taxes and state funds. In the event of illness, Medicare steps in, the government health insurance for all needy people.

For this, each employee is paid 1.5% of his gross income deducted. However, the health insurance fund only pays 85% of the treatment costs. Excluded from the payment are eye and dental treatments and physiotherapies.

Private insurances allow free choice of doctors and clinics as well as all medical treatments. In addition, they are much cheaper than in Central Europe. Therefore, private health insurance is highly recommended.