The Australian Government has put in place a strategy to attract as many foreign workers as possible into the country. This is one of the best opportunities for anyone who intends to work in Australia to move there.
Requirements to work in Australia
For first timers there, they should not think of applying to go to large cities like Melbourne and Sydney. Their services and skills would be more appreciated in the Northern Territory where the population is sparse. The biggest town there is Darwin and has a population of about 80,000 people.
Also, prospective migrants should make plans to work there for at least 3 years. The reason behind this requirement is to ensure that applicants have acquired their Permanent Residency, with the hopes that they will decide to stay in the Northern Territory.
According to David Coleman, businesses in rural areas are meant to benefit significantly from the Designation Area Migration Agreement. Although the first point of call is to get Australians employed, the immigration system would be beneficial in filling up vacancies in skilled jobs in the regional areas.
Role of immigrants in the growth of Australia’s economy
The director of Immigration at Sable International, Sam Hopwood said that anybody below 45 years old who passes the compulsory English language test for entrance into Australia is free to apply. He added that they must, however, be qualified in at least one of the 117 occupations listed by the government.
He emphasized the importance of immigrants to the nation’s economy and sited that in a census conducted in the year 2016, 151 regions in Australia salvaged their declining populations by promoting Immigration to their regions. He then noted that some towns experienced their population boost through international Immigration.
Hopwood advised prospective applicants who are below 45 years old to pass the English test and also satisfy all the requirements for the jobs they are to be sponsored in.
List of occupations needing foreign workers
The list of jobs ranges from services like hairdressing to professional jobs like Engineering. They include:
Accountant, Aged or Disabled Carer, Agriculture and Horticulture Mobile Plant Operator, Accounts Clerk, Aeroplane Pilot, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Aquaculture Farmer, Arborist, Automotive Electrician, Avionics – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Mechanical – Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Barista, Beauty Therapist, Bar Attendant Supervisor, Baker, Beef Cattle Farmer, Small goods Maker or Butcher, Bookkeeper, Bus Driver, Cabinetmaker, Data and Telecommunications – cabler, Restaurant or Cafe Manager, Carpenter, Chief Executive or Managing Director, Conference and Event Organiser, Chef, Child Care Centre Manager, Civil Engineering Technician, Child Care Worker, Community Worker, Customer Service Manager, Cook (including Ethnic Cuisine), Crowd Controller, Diver, Deck Hand, Dental Assistant, Disabilities Services Officer, Diesel Motor Mechanic, Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher, Electrical Lines worker, Electronic Instrument Trades Worker, Earth Science Technician, Earthmoving Plant Operator, Excavator Operator, Facilities Manager, Forklift Driver, Family Support Worker, Family Day Care Worker, Fitter and Turner, Fitter (General), Fruit or Nut Grower, Floor Finisher, Fitter-Welder, Flying Instructor, Gaming Worker, Hair Salon Manager, Hardware Technician, Hotel Service Manager, Hairdresser, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Hotel/Motel Manager, ICT Support Technicians, ICT Customer Support Officer, Interpreter, Line Marker, Landscape Gardener, Legal Club Manager, Management Accountant, Metal Fabricator, Marketing Specialist, Mixed Crop Farmer, Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer, Mixed Livestock Farmer, Caravan or Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Motor Mechanic (General), Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Fitter, Motorcycle Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter, Nursing Support Worker, Outside School Hours Care Worker, Office Manager, Panel beater, Pharmacy Technician, Personal Care Assistant, Plumber (General), Project or Program Administrator, Pressure Welder, Property Manager, Retail Supervisor, Residential Care Worker, Recreation Officer, Retail Manager (General), Supply and Distribution Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Ship’s Master, Sheet metal Trades Worker, Small Engine Mechanic, Ship’s Engineer, Sound Technician, Telecommunications Cable Jointer, Taxation Accountant, Truck Driver, Telecommunications Lines worker, Therapy Aide, Telecommunications Technician, Tour Guide, Veterinary Nurse, Vehicle Painter, Vegetable Grower, Waiter Supervisor, Water Plant or Waste Water Operator, Welder (First Class), Web Administrator, Welfare Worker, Web Designer, Youth Worker.
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