Getting a Job Sponsorship in Australia and Finding Work

My article with information about finding sponsored jobs in Australia appears further below, but first here’s an easily searchable list of ALL current vacancies in Australia. Adding the word ‘sponsor’ to your search, for example, ‘chef sponsor’ or ‘accountant sponsor’ will help you to find jobs available with potential sponsorship.

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Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education across south east Melbourne, and recognized leader worldwide, Chisholm Institute is leading the way in...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm Online. Chisholm Online is an exciting new way to learn with Chisholm Institute. Chisholm Online provides students with access to all the support they need from enr...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education across south east Melbourne, and recognized leader worldwide, Chisholm Institute is leading the way in...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm Online. Chisholm Online is an exciting new way to learn with Chisholm Institute. Chisholm Online provides students with access to all the support they need from enr...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education across south east Melbourne, and recognized leader worldwide, Chisholm Institute is leading the way in...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education across south east Melbourne, and recognized leader worldwide, Chisholm Institute is leading the way in...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. The Institute has grown significantly and has become a multi sectoral Institute delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher ...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education across south east Melbourne, and a leading TAFE in Australia, Chisholm offers personalised education a...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. The Institute has grown significantly and has become a multi sectoral Institute delivering a broad range of education and training programs and services in higher ...

Chisholm Institute
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 27 Aug 2016

About Chisholm. As the winner of the Australian large provider award in 2014, Chisholm leads tertiary and vocational education across South East Melbourne. As a recognised leader ...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

col wide. Job Description. Hardwick's Meatworks a family own meat processing facility located in the Macedon Ranges shire, currently has an excellent opportunity available for a bo...

Australian Bureau of Statistics
  |  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 - 27 Aug 2016

The Australian Bureau of Statistics recognises the value and benefits that former employees can offer. The purpose of the ABS Alumni Register is to offer an attractive opportunity...

Australian Bureau of Statistics
  |  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 - 27 Aug 2016

Please Note. If you have already applied for an Area Supervisor position and indicated you wish to be considered for a Field Officer position you do not need to reapply. About the...

Australian Bureau of Statistics
  |  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 - 27 Aug 2016

The ABS is seeking people from a range of disciplines who are interested in non ongoing (temporary) employment opportunities that may arise nationally across all our offices in Ca...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

col wide. Job Description. We have contacts with most of the better parlours in Australia ( and own parlours in Hamilton & Tauranga NZ ). We are looking for attractive ladies 18 30...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

col wide. Job Description. Locum Surgeon. Dates 30 October. 9 November 2015. Rates. 2000 per day plus return domestic travel to value of. 1000 and. 150 per day accommodation and ca...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

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  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

MYJOBSPACE in Gympie wants to hire a Locum ED CMO In-Charge. We are looking for candidates like you! You will be in charge of ...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

Are you looking for a job as Locum GP - ongoing opportunities in NT ? Currently we are searching for a Locum GP - ongoing opportunities in NT in Gympie to work for MYJOBSPACE. Being a Locum GP - ongoing opportunities in NT for MYJOBSPACE you will be in charge of...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

col wide. Job Description. GP Only Locum. NT. Dates. 7 Dec. 18 Dec 2015. 14 Dec 2015. 8 Jan 2106. Rates. 1200 per day. The Position. Ochre Recruitment is currently seeking a locum ...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

col wide. Job Description. Dates 2nd. 6th November. Rates NZ 450 500 GST per session depending on skills and experience. The Position. Our client is a small, friendly practice on t...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

Apply as a Permanent GP - Waikato in Gympie. MYJOBSPACE is looking for a Permanent GP - Waikato . Your duties will be ...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

For MYJOBSPACE we are looking to quickly hire a Locum General Physician in Gympie. As a Locum General Physician you duties will be also to ....

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

Apply as a Locum GP/SMO in Gympie. MYJOBSPACE is looking for a Locum GP/SMO . Your duties will be ...

  |  Gympie, Queensland
 - 27 Aug 2016

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Getting Sponsored

This article was first published here back in May 2011, since then it has become one of the most read pages on my website and has led to the most comments. So many people have asked me how THEY can get a job sponsorship here in Australia, and I simply haven’t been able to answer that question for them comprehensively.

You're hiredUntil now.

For more information, please visit the following page which will open in a new window…

How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia

But please do take the time to finish reading the information on this page first. On with the original article…

Job Sponsorships

Whether it is possible for you to get a job sponsorship or not in Australia is largely dependent upon your skills and qualifications.

I am quoting the Department of Immigration & Border Control (DIBP) from the page on their website specifically about the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)…….

Who is this visa for?

“This visa is for Australian employers who want to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to work in their business. The employees can be either:

  • highly skilled workers from overseas
  • highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia.

So, before you can even think about the possibility of getting a job sponsorship, you will need to have a skill and qualifications to match, so your first task is to take a look to see if your skill is on one of these skills lists. The government recently removed it’s ‘Is Your Skill in Demand’ page, but take a look at this page instead and the links on it….

Visit DIBPs: Employer Sponsored Workers Skilled Occupation Lists page and this is the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).

(This link may change, if it no longer gives the information I suggest it does, please let me know in the comments so I can update it.)

Assuming your skill is on one of those lists, how do you then set about getting sponsored? Here are a few ideas:

  • Get yourself a professionally prepared Australian resume.
  • Not all vacancies are publicly advertised, so do some research on Australian companies that might be able to make use of your specific skill. Send them your professional resume direct.
  • Follow up with a telephone call to see if they have received it and at the same time, ask if sponsoring applicants from abroad is something their company would be likely to do.
  • If the company says yes, we would sponsor from abroad, but we have no vacancies at present, ask if you can stay in touch. If they say yes, contact them every three months.
  • Over time, you’ll build a network of people who you know in your trade. This increases your chances of something turning up.
  • Finally, if you get the chance to come out to Australia, line up meetings with these people if you can.

Working Holiday Visas

But if you are young and you qualify for a working holiday visa, you can visit Australia for 12 months (extendable to 24 months under certain conditions) and work. What better way to build on that networking?

Visit: Working Holiday for up to date information from the Australian Government, or my own WHV page for further details.

Of course, there’s also nothing to stop you searching for vacancies online and I have listed the best places to do that further below.

FAQ’s About Getting a Job or Finding Work

I get asked lots of questions about work here in Australia, some questions I get asked again and again. People usually tell me a little bit about their skills, qualifications and what it is they do, and then ask:

  • Will I get a job in Australia?
  • Would I get a sponsorship in Australia?
  • How much money will I earn in Australia?
  • Which city should I go to for the best opportunities for what I do?

So, what are the answers?

Will I get a job in Australia?

This is pretty much the same as the question “Would I get a sponsorship in Australia?” It’s a tough one, impossible to answer.

Nobody can really tell you whether or not you’d get a job in Australia, ultimately that’s down to you to impress a potential employer at an interview, whether that be face-to-face or by Skype or telephone. So it is an impossible question to answer.

It is true to say though that some skills are in more demand here than others, and on that basis if you have a skill that is highly desired in Australia, you would appear to have a better chance. I couldn’t tell you what that chance is though, I simply don’t keep up to date all the latest shortages on any of the skills lists.

I’ve already provided a link to those lists earlier in this article, so you can check for yourself to see if your skill is there. But even if your skill is on one of those lists, there is still no guarantee that you will find a job here.

I really do recommend those who have concerns in this area to talk with a MARA registered migration agent or a recruitment Specialist. My Visa Assessment Service does include a full skills lists search for those looking to come here on any of the General Skilled Migration visas.

How much money can I earn in Australia?

Good question.

If you want to know how much money you might earn here in Australia, that’s actually quite straightforward, please visit the following Australian Government’s website:

Simply search for your skill in their database and find out a huge amount of information, including average weekly earnings.

Which city should I go to for the best opportunities for what I do?

That only leaves one more question to answer, and that’s which city might be best for you given the skill you have. Again, impossible for me to answer, but I would suggest you search any or all of the below recommended online employment agencies for what you do, and simply see which cities or states come up with the most opportunities for what it is that you do.

Four of the top online employment sites in Australia

They are:

More useful links:

For your professional Australian resume, I recommend The Resume Centre

The Resume CentreFor more information about job sponsorships from DIBP…

Visit: Employer Sponsored Workers

Current Available Job Sponsorships

If you are looking for sponsorship in Australia, from time to time I do get jobs listed on the following page:

Applying for Sponsorships

Finally, if you are seriously looking for a job sponsorship here in Australia, don’t forget to check out this page:

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  • Rohit August 25, 2016, 7:34 am | Link

    Hey Bob, hope this message finds you in good health. My agent is asking me to apply for State Visa “ACT”. since my scores are not good enough. I am a Chartered Accountant by Profession in India and currently I am working with KPMG India.
    1) Could you or locals let me know how difficult it is for accountants to find a job or for people who are studying Australian CA course and paralley find a job.
    2) Also which location has more of indian community + location nearby business / office area, so i can save on my commute time and money
    Warms Regards.

  • Joe Jaspher David August 21, 2016, 8:21 pm | Link

    Hi, I have started my PR visa for Australia. I have 4 years experience in Technical support. How hard will it be for me to get a job in Australia?

  • vuyof Gilllo August 1, 2016, 1:24 pm | Link

    hey Bob.. i have a diploma in fundamental computer science in Cameroon. is there a chance for me over there at Australia?

  • Jazz July 26, 2016, 9:10 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,

    I am an IT professional having 7 years of experience in Microsoft Technologies. Please tell me how are the job scenarios in Australia. How much salary can I expect and will it be enough for a good living?

    • BobinOz July 27, 2016, 4:06 pm | Link

      The information on this page answers all of your questions, for example, see the heading ‘How much money can I earn in Australia?’

      • Gagandeep singh August 4, 2016, 5:02 am | Link

        I am not happy and I am not job please help me sponsored me sir.

  • hirwa jean Leonard July 24, 2016, 5:16 pm | Link

    l need to work hardly

  • Al July 18, 2016, 7:49 pm | Link


    Ive been offered a job in sydney they are willing to sponsor me and help with a visa but i have no experience or qualifications for this role. But have a training programme. Will i get granted a visa? Can they still sponsor me?

    Many thanks

    • BobinOz July 18, 2016, 8:43 pm | Link

      That’s impossible to say, companies who want to sponsor employees to come to Australia do have to satisfy the government and immigration that the situation meets with certain criteria. I couldn’t possibly say whether that would happen in this case.

      The company who wants to sponsor you would probably need to use a MARA registered migration agent to assist with your application. Only the immigration department can decide whether that application will be successful or not. Good luck, Bob

  • Joanne July 18, 2016, 5:31 pm | Link

    I am looking into sponsorship for anaesthetic technician but my question lies more with expense. Would sponsorship cover my partner and daughter coming out. Do they cover any costs (flights,shipping dog shipping) or do I pay those myself?

    • BobinOz July 18, 2016, 8:38 pm | Link

      I think that very much depends on the company who sponsor you, some may expect you to pay all of the costs, others might help you out with some of the costs. I think it is rare for an employer to pay for all of your costs.

  • shivani July 12, 2016, 8:10 pm | Link

    hi Bob m an Indian citizen presently persuing bachelor of commerce along with chartered accountancy course i am planning to move to Australia is there possibilities of getting sponsored jobs on the bases of skills as i have experienced 3 years of private teaching as well

    • BobinOz July 13, 2016, 8:48 pm | Link

      I couldn’t tell you for sure, it really depends what’s on the skills lists and whether or not you can convince an employer to give you a chance. If you want a more valuable and accurate opinion, speak to a MARA registered migration agent.

  • Eibhi July 12, 2016, 1:11 am | Link

    Hi Bob, I am a 30 year old Irish female – just returned home from Oz. I have done my 2 year WHV (worked mostly in hospitality) and after that, I went on a student visa for 8 months where I completed a Diploma of Business in Perth. I am home in Ireland now and desperate to come back to Australia to live and work permanently – preferably in a remote or rural location. Do you think I am wasting my time looking for sponsorship?? Many Thanks!

    • BobinOz July 12, 2016, 5:53 pm | Link

      I can understand that, it’s good here, isn’t it?

      That’s simply not a question I’m able to answer though, if you really want to know what your chances are, you should speak to a MARA registered migration agent. Good luck, Bob

  • Captain July 7, 2016, 3:29 am | Link

    Pls. Bob how do I locate a MARA
    registered migration agent am in Nigeria.

  • Kate June 21, 2016, 4:49 pm | Link

    Hi there,

    Need help with this! I am completely out of my depth with all this visa business!

    So I am a hairdresser from the UK currently on the working holiday visa this is valid until February 2016… However I have just started a job which I very much would like to stay in for longer than 6 months as my visa requirements do not allow me to do so.

    One of the conditions of the working holiday is you cannot work in one place for longer than 6 months.

    So would my next option be for my employer to sponsor me? And apply for the 457 working sponsorship visa? If this is the case can I continue working there after the 6 month work period is expired on the working holiday visa? Even though the working holiday visa itself only expires February next year??

    So if my employer does decide to sponsor me will this allow me to work over that 6montb period whilst my sponsorship visa is being processed?

    I have checked the CSOL list and hairdressing is on there so I will be valid for sponsorship as long as my employer is willing.

    • BobinOz June 21, 2016, 6:39 pm | Link

      Yes, it is very confusing, way too confusing for me as well. That is why here in Australia only MARA registered migration agents are legally allowed to assist with this kind of thing, so if you want to take this further, I suggest you seek the assistance of a migration agent.

  • lewis igben June 21, 2016, 3:48 pm | Link

    I am a certified welder in Nigeria, how do i get a job sponsorship to Australia.

    • BobinOz June 21, 2016, 6:28 pm | Link

      All the help I’ve got is written in the article above.

  • Ali Hassan June 14, 2016, 8:48 pm | Link

    I am lawyer in Pakistan.How can I get visa?

  • IK June 14, 2016, 7:02 pm | Link

    Hello Bob

    I am a Human Physiologist and a Certified Cardiac Care Technician.I am currently in Nigeria and I need a sponsor in Australia in this line of profession(Cardiac) Please how do I get a sponsor ?

    • BobinOz June 14, 2016, 7:45 pm | Link

      Well, it won’t be easy, it’s hard work getting any kind of job sponsorship here in Australia, but in your case you also need to check that your qualifications are accepted here.

      That’s your first step, and you might find some help with that on my page about Doctors in Australia.

  • Varun June 8, 2016, 1:59 am | Link

    Hi Bob:)

    I am 26 yrs from India and would like to work in Australia, I did go through the links you have provided. But I am not eligible for Work and Holiday Visa. Is there any other routes I could come and work in Australia? If ‘Yes’ please let me know them,.Any suggestions would be a great help.

    Have a nice day:)

  • Rory June 4, 2016, 3:35 pm | Link

    Hi, I’m from Scotland and im currently on hol working visa and have been granted the 2nd year. I work as a forwarder machine operator (forestry work) and my company wants to sponser me so I can keep working for them. My job is not listed and I don’t have a degree. Is there a way I can get sponsered?

    • BobinOz June 6, 2016, 5:15 pm | Link

      I don’t know is the short answer, but what I suggest is that you get your employer to speak to a MARA registered migration agent for advice to see what can be done. Good luck, Bob

  • Lori May 28, 2016, 11:55 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, I’m a NZ citizen with no visa issues and a qualified CPA Australia accountant. I have experience working in London for a few years; yet I’ve been struggling with securing even one interview, phone or Skype. They all come back with no local experience. I’m applying from NZ… how can I get around this issue? Unless it’s my nz passport that’s the issue?
    Appreciate any advice you may have

    • BobinOz May 30, 2016, 3:44 pm | Link

      I’m afraid lots of people have mentioned this problem before, many say landing that first job is really difficult. It’s even harder for you because you are applying from outside of Australia, rather than actually being here.

      I don’t know a way around it I’m afraid, but most people also say that once you have landed that first job and got the so-called ‘local experience’ then getting the next job is easier.

      Sorry I cannot be any more helpful, but good luck of your job search.

  • Ross May 24, 2016, 4:35 am | Link

    Hi Bob, I’m just after some advice. I’m supposedly towards the end of my PR (190) visa application to South Australia (all done through an agent). My EOI was lodged roughly 6 months ago (I believe I have 75 points) and I’ve been told I need state sponsorship from SA gov. I’ve been told by my migration agents I now need to gain a letter of a job offer in SA and within my designated area (PR professional – CSOL). I’ve been told once I have a letter of a job offer (not sponsorship) I should be given an invitation to apply. Is this a normal prerequisite? My confidence in my agents is not great. Also do you have any idea if it would increase / decrease my chances if I manage to gain said job offer in a regional location?

    • BobinOz May 24, 2016, 5:42 pm | Link

      As my two important notices above point out Ross, I simply cannot give out this kind of advice even if I knew the answers, which I don’t. Only MARA registered migration agents can help you with this and if you don’t trust the one you have got, then maybe you need to seek a second opinion from a different agent. Good luck, Bob

  • mwesigwa Fredric May 15, 2016, 7:16 am | Link

    Iam a male ugandan 25years holding a bachelor’s degree in procurement and Logistics Management upper class currently volunteering at the ministry of Local Government in uganda and looking forward for any sponsorship in Australia in master’s degree.

  • Daljit singh May 4, 2016, 3:30 am | Link

    Hi bob,
    I have done diploma in business management n cert IV in business management for one year, and have work experience in hungry jacks as a team leader, now my company want me to sponsor me as manager. But I’m stuck in overseas coz my visa is finished , can hungry jacks sponsor me off sure ??

    • BobinOz May 4, 2016, 11:52 pm | Link

      I don’t know, but I would be surprised if they could. If they have offered to do it though, let them get on with it, they should organise it all through their own MARA migration agent. No harm in seeing what happens.

  • Sow April 29, 2016, 10:40 pm | Link

    Hi.I am a junior sap in fico and i look for a trainee in sap.please help me guys i live in Senegal west africa

  • MBARUSHIMANA Jean Pierre April 26, 2016, 8:57 am | Link

    hello i am MBARUSHIMANA Jean Pierre i am Rwandan , i am finishing my bachelor’s degree in economics i would like to ask you to give me a favor and it will be good to continue my studies but its not very easy that’s why i am looking for sponsorship

  • Kevin April 16, 2016, 8:28 pm | Link

    Hi Bob,
    First of all i would like to thank you for your website which is just fantastic !
    With my wife and kids we have been thinking a lot about moving to Australia and particularly to Brisbane (so far I have got the feeling that Brisbane would be a wonderful city to raise kids and keep our carreers going).
    I have carefully read the sections explaining the different type of visum and here is my question :
    I have a degree as a teacher (english/dutch) which would (apparently) be in the “qualified skills list”. However I have worked so far a lot as account manager/customer service manager (b to c and b to b). Let s imagine that a company would agree to sponsor me for a job as account manager for which they would need someone like me speaking 4 languages… Would it be a problem that my degree (which is on the list) is different from the job offer (that may not be on the list) ?
    Thank you in advance for the time you will be taking to answer my question.

    • BobinOz April 17, 2016, 9:34 pm | Link

      I’m afraid this is one of those questions that I can’t answer about visas and eligibility. You really should be talking to a MARA registered migration agent about your situation to see what options you have.

  • Natalie Slaven April 13, 2016, 2:51 am | Link

    Hey Bob!

    Myself and my partner are travelling to Oz on a 1 year working holiday visa at the end of the year. After a bit of travelling our goal is for my partner to try find a sponser ( he is an electrican and has been for 8 year), we have been together for 6 year, if he is lucky enough to get a sponser am I able to stay with him in Australia on his visa ?

    • BobinOz April 13, 2016, 11:15 pm | Link

      Possibly, but I’m not sure. It depends on your relationship with your partner, Google “Fact Sheet 35 – Australian immigration de facto rules” for more information. Your partner may also need to do some additional training in order to work as an electrician in this country, that’s something he should look into before you get here. Good luck, Bob

  • manuel April 5, 2016, 6:08 pm | Link

    I am currently working for a gardening cleaning company under a working holiday visa. I have a diploma in sales. My boss is ok to help me and find a way to have a longer visa. Will I be able to apply for a sponsorship or you think it is not enought. Should I do an apprentice training or I can apply with my current skills ?

    • BobinOz April 5, 2016, 9:35 pm | Link

      Either you or your boss would need to speak to a MARA registered migration agent to find out whether this might be possible and if so, how to go about it.

  • MdAbdul Alim March 20, 2016, 7:35 pm | Link

    Dear sir, i am working Singapore shipyard. i have completed my diploma degree in Bangladesh. i have Additional Experience : 1. Open water diver training course ( Big Bubble centre singapore ) 2. Operator forklift course ( AAT training Hub PTE ) singapore trade 3. Marine Rigger course and marine signalman course ( singapore ) 4. Shipyard safety instruction course general trade ( singapore ) 5. Shipyard safety instruction course Hot work Trade ( singapore ) 6. Asme 3G welding position Linde Bangladesh Limited, welding training centre. i want like Australia working. i can apply Australia?

  • Nelson B C Zgambo March 17, 2016, 6:19 pm | Link

    Hie Bob,
    Thanks for letting me know that you have a link to the people who may sponsor me to work for them as a gardener, painter, house keeper, butcher attendant or driver as i asked you in my previous question, so all i need is for you to link me to those appropreate people who can give me that sponsership, for this will be a life time change of my life. Please help me, coz i really need to work with people who can help and change my future for the best. Thanks Bob.

    • BobinOz March 18, 2016, 11:51 pm | Link

      Well I don’t help people personally to get a sponsorship Nelson, that’s not what I do. It’s not easy to get a job sponsorship in Australia, but the only person who can do it for you, is you.

      The link I gave you will help you look into it, but actually getting a sponsorship is your responsibility, just as it would be if you wanted to get a job where you live now, and I wish you all the best of luck with it.

  • Nelson B C Zgambo March 17, 2016, 12:20 am | Link

    Hie BOb,
    Its of my great concern to know if a gardener, painter, housekeeper, butcher attendant and driver like me from Malawi in Africa, can get sponsored to work in Australia, is it possible or not?

    • BobinOz March 17, 2016, 4:14 pm | Link

      It would be impossible for me to say, it depends on your qualifications and work experience and also what is on the currently on Australian skills shortages lists. I have links to those lists in the above article. If you are unsure, you should speak to a MARA registered migration agent.

  • Y K Dhuliya March 11, 2016, 8:17 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, I have a total of 25 plus years of experience in Sales & Operations management with an advanced diploma in management. Will I be able to get a job in Australia ?

  • Alison10 March 7, 2016, 9:40 pm | Link

    Hi Bob, I have been looking on the job websites since November last year, and I find it hard to know what to look for. As some of the job titles are different to here in the UK. I am a qualified nursery nurse NNEB/NND got the diploma in it, but from reading other sites I have heard that this is not recognised in Australia. so I am sorry I have two questions hoping you may be able to help or point me in the right direction. here goes..
    1) My job is not on the sol/csol lists well not as teaching assistant or nursery nurse, etc, what title should I be looking for.
    2) If my qualifications are no longer recognised in Australia (I know they where many years back from looking to emigrate back then) someone mentioned (on another site) getting in touch with somewhere to get them recognised.. I did try with the Australian Government who very kindly got back in touch to say it was not them. I have found in UK it is equivalent to a CACHE level 3. Diploma now. Hoping I haven’t confused you too much with me babbling on Kind Regards Alison

    • BobinOz March 8, 2016, 7:52 pm | Link

      Hi Alison

      Afraid matching up your skill to the skills on one of the skills list is a skill itself and it is not one I possess. If you are truly stuck, you have two options. If you go through my Visa Assessment Service my MARA agent will help you with this.

      He cannot do it entirely, because he needs your input to describe what you do at work, your responsibilities and tasks, but he will present you with any skills he think that might fit and ask you to look at the specifications of those skills to see if they are in line with what you do.

      Or, if you want to do it yourself, you will find a lot of help in the package mentioned in the above article that you can see in full on my page called How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia.

      Hope that helps, good luck, Bob

      • Alison10 March 11, 2016, 9:39 pm | Link

        Hi Bob, thanks for your prompt reply, we already have Simon on board. But looking at my partners credentials rather than mine, but may ask as am confused.confuddled. With it just d regards Alison

  • Ash March 4, 2016, 11:27 am | Link


    I have recently been luckily enough to be offered a role within an established Australian retail chain, who will be arranging what I presume will be a sponsored visa. My question is do you know if there are any concerning questions on the visa application about debt. I am currently on a debt management plan due to poor advice after a previous relationship break up, and don’t want this to effort the process. I have never missed a payment, and will pay it off if accepted when I sell my property, however my credit rating even though I am in a well paid role is not great. Please could you advise?

    • BobinOz March 4, 2016, 5:44 pm | Link

      Sorry, I just can’t help you with this one, I have no idea about the processes that go on behind the scene of a visa application. This is something you should discuss with a MARA migration agent if you have concerns. Good luck though, Bob

      • Ash March 4, 2016, 6:53 pm | Link

        Thanks Bob, do you have any details of the best person/agency to speak to as I do not want to affect the application. Just need to know whether to try and sort this before the process starts or if it will not be an issue than there is no rush.

        • BobinOz March 6, 2016, 8:57 pm | Link

          Any MARA registered migration agent will be able to assist you, the company that are hoping to sponsor you should themselves be using a MARA migration agent on your behalf. I’m sure at some point they will put you in touch with that agent, maybe you could ask them in confidence. Good luck, Bob

  • Rajiv Gupta February 25, 2016, 11:09 pm | Link

    I have 20+yr IT (ERP, SAP) experience , worked with global projects from Project Management and also Managed Pre Sales , Alliance across regions in Europe, US, APAC, ANZ and Africa.

    Looking suitable job in Australia or other country like Canada, UK, etc.
    I have been in European, APAC and African Countries for business work.

    Please let me know the way to settle in any of above countries.


  • NEERAJ MEHRA February 25, 2016, 7:24 pm | Link


  • Nazurally Abdoolah February 16, 2016, 9:47 pm | Link

    I am a professional painter for houses,commercial buildings and bungalows and my wife is a teacher .I have several years of experience as well as my wife.Both of us want to work in Australia.How can you help us or how can we sponsared ? Thanking you very much and soon to hear from you

  • viviana February 16, 2016, 1:27 am | Link

    Hi Bob,

    I have two questions for you if that’s not too much to ask. I hope you can answer them. I’m from Argentina. I’ve been reading the information you’ve posted about to get a sponsored job and you say that if my profession is either on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) I may have a chance to get this visa. Well. I am not in the SOL but I’m in the CSOL, what does this mean?

    And number two. If I enter Australia with an E-visitor visa and then miraculously find a sponsored job while I’m there or decide to study in Australia, can I change my visa status or I have to return to my home country and do it there? Because I’ve been told that it’s not possible to change your visitor visa status while in Australia.

    Thank you very much. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • BobinOz February 16, 2016, 4:58 pm | Link

      I am afraid the rules are very strict on this, so I am not able to answer your questions. My special notices above explain the situation and my advice is to talk to a MARA registered migration agent.

      That said, if you click on the links to both of those lists, your see that CSOL list has a different description above it and requires nomination. For full clarification on that you would need to talk to a MARA agent. Good luck, Bob

  • Steven Grobler February 10, 2016, 7:16 pm | Link

    Hi Bob

    I was just wondering if there is anyway for me to obtain sponsorship for a job in Australia, i have been it the woodwork industry for 15 years ( kitchen cupboards etc). I would love to somehow have a company take me in as a apprentice if possible. i am 35 years old. but do not have trade papers? my brother in-law lives in Australia and had to redo his trade in The UK as the one he done in South Africa was not recognized.



    • BobinOz February 11, 2016, 5:03 pm | Link

      I’m not the best person to ask, you really need to be speaking to a MARA registered migration agent. They know what jobs and skills are on the various skills shortages lists, and they also know what kinds of skills can be assessed in the absence of official qualifications.

      So, for an accurate answer, you really should be talking to a MARA registered migration agent.

  • Gemma Lituanas February 10, 2016, 1:11 pm | Link

    Where I can find a sponsors for our family, going to australia?

    • BobinOz February 10, 2016, 6:35 pm | Link

      Yes, that’s the question I answer in the above article, it’s all the help I’ve got though. Good luck, Bob

  • Ongambi Denis February 5, 2016, 8:55 pm | Link

    Dear Sir/Madam,i am Ongambi Denis,Cameroonian currently residing in Cameroon,Africa.

    Cameroon is a common Wealth member just like Australia because Cameroon speaks English.

    I have been assisting Cameroonians to travel to America,Canada,UK,UAE,Quater to work.I am not an organisation or a company.I am just an individual who finds pleasure in assisting qualified skilled and experienced workers to work overseas.

    So i after visiting your website i found many jobs that i can source qualified workers and send them to Australia for these possitions available on your website.

    Am hereby asking if i can apply for these guys here in the variouse jobs that suits them or they can apply themselves.

    Do the Australian government accepts workers from Africa to travel and work in Australia?and Cameroon and Australia have something in Common”they are all Common Wealth members.

    So i wait to hear from you.I have excellent guys who are willing to travel and work in a peaceful,friendly,lovely and dynamic country like Australia.We can work like a team,any job you have at hand you let me know so i can source out qualified workers who are willing to travel to Australia and work.

    Thank you very much for your time.


    Ongambi Denis

    Mobile:+237 675715382


  • Kamalsingh Bist February 4, 2016, 5:19 am | Link

    Hi my name is Kamalsingh Bist, I am from India. I am willing to work in Austrilia for quite some time.

    I have 9 years of experience in Accounting field, presently I am working in one of the IT recruiting company Collabera since last 5 years.

    My age is 30 years and I am married, my wife is also desperate to work in Australia, she has over all experience for 5 years in job.

    Have small kid of 9 Month

    Looking forward for positive response.

  • David otieno February 3, 2016, 7:28 pm | Link

    Am David From Kenya and am looking for a job,am willing to do any job available,and am a very hard working young man age 31

  • xolani mbiza January 27, 2016, 11:55 pm | Link

    hie,am in zimbabwe and l would love to come and work in australia, l would be happy if you help me find a job, am an electrical artisan but currently attached in a coal mining company because of shortages of jobs in the country.Am 25 and single

  • jeveeh January 22, 2016, 12:36 am | Link

    Hey Bob! We’re planning to move in Australia this year and we still don’t know which city to choose. What would be the best state that has the cheapest cost of living and more opportunities of work? Thank You and Godbless! We’re going to study as well

    • BobinOz January 22, 2016, 6:12 pm | Link

      By its very nature, low cost of living = fewer job opportunities. That’s the way economies work, so you’ll need to think of different criteria to choose your destination. Good luck, Bob

  • Liam January 20, 2016, 2:33 am | Link

    Hi Bob
    I was wandering if ou can help us. Me and my girlfriend are planning on coming over from The UK in Oct and we plan to come out on a working holiday visa and as we are both under 30 we hope to extend that for 24 months. We visited last year, did a bit of travelling and fell in love with the whole country. We’ll be looking to stay in Perth as we have friends in WA. However as we are both not on the skills list, I’m a lorry driver and my girlfriend is a Personal Trainer, we’d like to know if it will be possible for us to gain sponsorship and stay permanently whilst on our working holiday visa. I’m prepared to come over and work (the way I see it is I had my fun in the sun last year) and now I’m willing to come over and work and the same goes for my s/o. I understand I’ll need to convert my HGV Licence but what we’d like to know is as we are not on the skills list is it and will it be possible for us to gain sponsor if we find an employer with regards to the jobs that we currently do, if I find a logistics/truck company who are willing to employ me and if my s/o finds a gym/leisure centre that will employ her, are they able to sponsor us to stay in the country for a longer period of time than what our holiday working visas will allow or not as we are not on the required skills list? We plan on coming over in October and we want to start planning to get our visas as soon as possible too. If we can only stay for 2 years and I know we’ll have to participate in strawberry picking or working on farm in order to get the second then so be it but we would like to stay for longer and make it our home. Any help will be gratefully received
    p.s keep up the good work with the website


    • BobinOz January 20, 2016, 2:09 pm | Link

      Thanks and I wish I could help but I’m not qualified to do so and if I tried I’d be breaking the law. See my notices in the article. What you are looking to do does have complications, so I would speak to a MARA migration agent if I were you. Good luck, Bob

  • Martene January 14, 2016, 8:05 am | Link

    Hi Bob
    My husband is a construction engineer and works away from home quite a lot. We would love to move to Australia and are looking into applying for a visa but I really wanted to know if this line of work in Australia requires you to work away from home or would it be local? I don’t really want to move over if I am going to be on my own at home with the children in a place where I have no family or friends. I know each job is different but just thought you may have an idea in general or if anyone else reading this has any idea I would be very grateful?

    • BobinOz January 14, 2016, 7:43 pm | Link

      Sorry, I simply have no idea about this. I would imagine it depends who your husband gets a job with. If he ends up working in a remote mining company then they are often what we call FIFO, which is fly in fly out. So if it says FIFO on-the-job advert, then it would be working away from home.

      But I’m sure there are jobs where you can live close to where you work, it’s just finding one. Good luck, Bob

    • Mike January 23, 2016, 3:38 am | Link

      Like bob says it depends who you work for much like i expect is your current situation..often working in private industry requires engineers to move with the contracts their companies pick up..unless you are fairly senior in the company in which case you might just go away for a few days every now and then. My father was an electrical and instrumentation engineer he spent 6 to 8 weeks away at a time when i was younger..when he entered management he hardly ever went away. We were living in the middle east at that time so different language and culture with all our family either in UK or Australia..I am a Geotechnical scientist i am often away but manage to keep it down to a few days to a week at a time. My wife is from overseas and has made her own circle of friends granted we have no children so she doesn’t have the extra load of looking after them without me around to help..however i am lucky in that my employer has policy in place to ensure people don’t unfairly get lumped with all the remote work

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