Working in Australia

WORKING RIGHTS

The Australian Subclass 457 Work Visa allows an offshore or onshore employee to work for up to 4 years in Australia, the visa holder's family members can also gain entry to Australia, and may work and /or study during their stay.

Once a person enters Australia on a 457 work visa, there is no limit to the number of times he or she can enter and leave the country during the time frame of his or her visa.

ADJUSTING TO WORK AND LIFE IN AUSTRALIA

A different country means experiencing a culture that is different to the one that you are used to. It is normal to experience a form of “culture shock” initially but this will pass quickly. When in new culture it is a good idea to observe the habits and customs of other people for they may express their feelings differently from people of your own culture but it is also important to have confidence in your own traditional values. Learn about the Australian social and educational culture.

Australia is one of the most multi-cultural societies in the world. Over 20% of Australian citizens were born overseas and they are drawn from over 200 different nations. Around 20% of Australians speak a language other than English in their home. Although it is predominantly a Christian society, all forms of religion are represented in Australia and they are freely practised.

Australians are generally friendly, direct and informal in their dealings with each other. Australian’s believe in equality and a “fair go”. People who work in non-professional or “blue collar” jobs such as cleaners, bus driver etc. receive the same respect as those who work in professional jobs. Also it is illegal to discriminate against others on grounds of race, gender, religion etc.

People in Australia form queues to buy food, wait for service from a bank teller, to board a bus or train and it is impolite to push ahead of someone already in the queue.

People often use the first name, even with respected elders.

There is a lot more you will learn about Australian people but be positive, be flexible and try to adapt. Listen, observe and ask whenever you are in doubt.

WORK WITH EXCITING COMPANIES IN THE MOST DYNAMIC INDUSTRIES

We have been helped many of jobseekers achieve long-term rewarding careers with some of the nation’s most reputable companies in the most dynamic industries:

  • General Trade Carpenter, Joiner , Cabinetmaker
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Electrical
  • Telecommunications
  • Hospitality
  • Business Administration
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology

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