Useful Links & Resources

Here are some useful Australian websites: –

Note that ‘.gov.au’ sites are official Australian Government information and service sites and organisations.

Australian Labour Market Information

Western Australian Labour and Economic Snapshot – WA Department of Training and Workforce Development labour market reports.

http://lmip.gov.au – Australian Labour Market Portal containing a variety of current and future labour demand information.

http://www.immi.gov.au/pub-res/Documents/research/csam-2014-cohort-1.pdf – Continuous Survey of Australia’s Migrants  Cohort 1 Report – August 2014.  Contains details about employment outcomes for migrants to Australia.

2015-2015 Western Australian Resources Sector Outlook – Report by the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA

www.myfuture.edu.au – A comprehensive Australian career exploration and career management tool. Also a great place to find relevant professional associations and industry groups.

www.joboutlook.gov.au – Career planning, labour market and occupation details like tasks and skills needed to do certain jobs.  Great for obtaining Australian job descriptions for adapting your Resumé.

www.iftf.org/futureworkskills – Future Work Skills 2020 – Ten skills critical for success in the future global workforce. Plus other interesting workforce research.

www.jobsearch.gov.au/harvesttrail – Harvest Trail is a great information and jobs site for those who want to travel and work around Australia

Australian salary and wage information 

http://www.payscale.com/research/AU/Country=Australia/Salary – Payscale provides interesting information and data on salaries for a range of occupations and specialisations in Australia and internationally.  Useful when you need to negotiate your salary or expectations at a job interview.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/labour-relations/wageline – Western Australian Government funded, Wageline can help you find out the award wage and entitlements of various jobs.

International Students & Course Information

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au – Australian Government website providing information to help international students make informed decisions about studying in Australia.

www.graduateopportunities.com – Information on courses, Student career planning, Graduate stats and salaries, and lots more for international and domestic students.

www.myskills.gov.au – Australian directory of training for vocational courses provided by TAFE, Technical Institutes and Registered Private Training Providers. (Skills focussed vocational courses are highly valued in Australia)

www.studyinaustralia.gov.au – Official Australian Government website for international students. Includes University and vocational search options.

www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au – Provides overview information including university profiles.

www.qilt.edu.au – Provides information on student experience and graduate employment for various Australian universities

Government Services

www.omi.wa.gov.au – This website is a great place to find migrant services and ethnic community groups in WA.  The Western Australian Office of Multicultural Interests provides information, advice, funding, training and support to communities and community organisations to help build strong communities that maintain and share their diverse cultures and participate actively in all aspects of Western Australian life.

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/labourrelations/content/services/Migrant_Workers/index.htm –  Wageline produces a great ebook on understanding your rights, entitlements and type of work arrangements when working in Western Australia. Plus details of who to contact if you have a question or problem regarding your employer or employment contract. 

www.fairwork.gov.auwww.fairwork.gov.au/find-help-for/visa-holders-and-migrants – The Fair Work site helps workers understand their rights and responsibilities regarding employment arrangements. This link provides specific info for migrants and those with Visas.

Other support and information services

www.cdaa.org.au – Many people spend thousands on a course that gives them skills to sell without knowing how to sell these skills to employers. Invest in your job search skills by hiring a career counsellor to teach how to do this properly in Australia.  The Career Development Association of Australia provides a list of accredited professionals for you to choose from.

www.moving2plan.com.au – Moving to a different country can be very complex. It’s not just about the jobs. Moving2Plan provides solutions and support to help you save time and money when moving to Australia.

http://www.newcomersaustralia.com.au/ – Newcomers Australia helps new arrivals connect with providers of employment, visa & settlement services. Newcomers Australia includes a series of events, held in 5 major cities across Australia. See website for more information on settlement, immigration, a wide list of jobs in Australia, and events.

Australian Immigration Information 

http://www.immi.gov.au – Australian Government Department of Immigration

https://www.mara.gov.au – Provides information and contact details of registered Australian migration agents

Industry Specific websites

www.jobsboard.gov.au – Australia Resource industry jobs boards and information maintained by the Australia Government.

Volunteering

www.volunteeringwa.org.au – Volunteering WA makes a difference by connecting thousands of volunteers to many community organisations.