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Job Outlook

An Australian Government Initiative


Frequently Asked Questions

I am from overseas - can you give me information on getting a job in Australia?

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will be able to assist you with your enquiry.

I am looking for a job - can you help me?

You can access vacancies through selecting an occupation via one of the occupation searches. Click on the ‘Vacancies’ tab to search for vacancies in your region or the 'Training' tab to explore local education and training opportunities.

You can also register as a job seeker at the Australian JobSearch website.

How do I find out more about eligibility for an Australian Apprenticeship?

You can find out about Australian Apprenticeships, including eligibility criteria, by visiting or by telephoning 13 38 73.

How do I find out which skills are in shortage?

The Department of Employment compiles State/Territory Skill Shortages Lists based on labour market research undertaken by the Department of Employment. Click on the following link to view the most recent Skill Shortages List.

How can I access career counselling?

The Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) website has a search facility for career practitioners in different regions.

To assist with your career, you can also access the Australian Jobs publication which provides an overview of job prospects.


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