Depending on your qualifications, you will need to be recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR). Qualifications in a language other than English will need to be translated and certified. Depending on the job being applied for, you might need to submit an application for Australian work qualifications. Gaining Australian work experience is a must. This will verify that you have been properly exposed to the Australian business ethics, culture, management approaches, work practices, and the likes.

You can also gain experience by volunteering at a non-profit, which entails you to work without receiving salary in your chosen line of work. Training courses that include work experience are also available.

There are many different employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries throughout the country making it possible to easily live and become successful in Australia.

In addition, there are several helpful organisations that can help making your transition easier. Some government programs are designed to help prepare and qualify people for positions in demand.

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings 2018

State Average Annual Wage
Tasmania $71,718
South Australia $75,369
Queensland $80,304
Victoria $80,610
New South Wales $83,517
Northern Territory $86,762
Western Australia $90,496
Capital Territory $94,224

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings 2018 By Industry

Business Sector Average Annual Wage
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants $59,415
Retail Trade $60,892
Other Services $66,404
Manufacturing $73,523
Administrative and Support Services $74,927
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services $76,476
Construction $80,616
Wholesale Trade $81,406
Arts and Recreation Services $81,676
Transport, Postal, Warehousing $86,694
Health Care and Social Assistance $87,786
Public Administration and Safety $89,253
Education and Training $94,375
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $97,240
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services $98,878
Financial and Insurance Services $100,365
Information Media and Telecommunications $102,278
Mining $137,660