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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ARN
  |  Brisbane, Queensland
 - 03 Dec 2016

Our client is looking for an experienced and technically skilled Data Storage Engineer to provide Enterprise Storage, Backup and Converged Infrastructure administration to support...

ARN
  |  Melbourne, Victoria
 - 03 Dec 2016

WHO WE ARE. Peoplebank is a to State and Federal Government for professional ICT contract staffing. With ongoing opportunities, available in leading Government agencies, you will ...

Alfa Laval
  |  (Unspecified city),
 - 03 Dec 2016

In this hands on role, you will be responsible for fault diagnosis, repair and servicing of Alfa Laval equipment delivered to our Huntingwood Service Centre. Critical to your succe...

Alfa Laval
  |  (Unspecified city),
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Role The position will be responsible for the repair, servicing and overhaul of Alfa Laval equipment including testing and fault finding. The position will be responsible for w...

IRT
  |  Wollongong, New South Wales
 - 03 Dec 2016

Your Role. If you are a proven high performer with a passion for innovation and the development of new products, services and business models, then IRT is looking for you to join ...

IRT
  |  Keiraville, New South Wales
 - 03 Dec 2016

IRT is seeking an enthusiastic individual that is eager to learn and develop into an administration professional. With your determination and positive attitude, you will be open t...

IRT
  |  Saint Georges Basin, New South Wales
 - 03 Dec 2016

IRT is seeking to appoint an experienced handyperson that has a proven ability to deliver a high standard of maintenance services. Working casually between Monday and Friday whils...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  (Unspecified city), Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

Do you have an extensive background in the investigation of complex matters, including criminal fraud. Are you a high calibre professional investigator looking to further your car...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

Military Strategic Commitments Division supports SEC, CDF and VCDF by providing strategic level advice, planning guidance, coordination and management of ADF commitments and reput...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Director of Military Prosecutions is a statutory appointment made by the Minister for Defence with specified functions in the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 which are focus...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Edinburgh, South Australia
 - 03 Dec 2016

Director Space Surveillance Systems Management Unit (Director SSSMU) reports to the Officer Commanding of Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems Program Office (WASS SPO). As a ...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The APS6 Environmental Lead will be accountable under broad direction to undertake complex environmental management related activities. They will work within a framework of legisl...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Research Editor in the Australian Army Research Centre plays a pivotal role to ensure the efforts of the research staff and military officers are presented to the Army and mem...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The APS 5 Academic Research Officer in the Australian Army Researhc Centre is expected to produce original material with which to further the development of the Australian Army Re...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Battlespace Communications Systems Program Office (Joint Project 2072) currently manages approximately. 4.3B of major capital programs with an equivalent value of additional w...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Edinburgh, South Australia
 - 03 Dec 2016

1. Provide leadership and management of a multi disciplined project team in the delivery of the AIR 3029 Phase 2 Capability. Coordinate project activities including support to str...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Edinburgh, South Australia
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Electronic Warfare Self Protection (EWSP) Engineering Support Officer position, designated as AIRENG2, is located at Building 232 on RAAF Base Edinburgh premises. This positio...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  (Unspecified city), Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Directorate of Naval Health (DNH) supports the health and wellbeing of all Naval personnel. The Health Clerk position includes office management, administrative and financial ...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Rockingham, Western Australia
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Heavy Weight Torpedo (HWT) Design Engineer (DE) is responsible for supervising a technical team undertaking moderately complex engineering and logistics activities. The Design...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Directorate of Governance and Coordination within the Vice Chief of the Defence Force Group is responsible for providing a range of corporate management functions including mi...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The EL1 Assistant Director Research in the Australian Army Research Centre is responsible to the Director for the delivery of the Army Research Scheme outcomes. This includes the ...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Assistant Secretary (AS) of Communications Systems (COMMS) Branch, which is part of Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is looking for an Executive Assistant....

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Russell, Australian Capital Territory
 - 03 Dec 2016

The EL1 Deputy Director Safety and Certification will be responsible for developing, managing and leading a small team within the Chief Systems Engineer Branch. Responsibilities i...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Cabarlah, Queensland
 - 03 Dec 2016

Working under limited direction, the officer is required to support the achievement of Technical Integrity of Land Based Electronic Warfare Systems. The officer is required to app...

Australian Government Department of Defence
  |  Nowra Hill, New South Wales
 - 03 Dec 2016

The Squadron Business Support Officer (BSO) is responsible for the management and coordination of 723 Squadron procurement and group travel requirements, development of annual and...

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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.

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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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  • Deneal Blignaut November 24, 2016, 6:19 am | Link

    Hi there. I am looking for a sponsorship to help me move from South Africa to Australia.
    I am currently working for Tetra Pak SA as a Field service engineer. With all DE equipment and A3/Flex and A3/Speed fillers my wife has a bachelors degree in teaching. How can assist me in getting a sponsorship to come to Australia. Thank you very much.

  • Nusrat November 4, 2016, 7:40 pm | Link

    Hi , My name is Nusrat and I am from Tanzania, I am so into children I would like to work in child centers or help In kinder garden school, is there any opportunity for me to come and work there?

  • shiv October 30, 2016, 4:35 pm | Link

    hello bob.
    i am from India i am looking for a job sponsorship to work in Australia as chemist,though i find few of the job openings present in you links above but even after sending CV and regularly following them they only have an reply that they don’t sponsor outside Australia people so will you please suggest me what am i missing.

    • BobinOz October 30, 2016, 7:59 pm | Link

      You are not missing anything in particular, it’s just very hard to get a job here in Australia at the moment. Even harder if you are applying from outside of Australia and require a sponsorship as well.

      Have a read of the following post and the comments, it’ll give you a good idea of just how hard it’s going to be for you…

      http://www.bobinoz.com/blog/17033/whats-it-really-like-trying-to-find-a-job-in-australia-2015/

      • Shiv October 30, 2016, 9:11 pm | Link

        I agree with you but can you also tell me please wha should i do to come over this problem and get sponsorship wherever as job is concerned i am trying my best to get it

        • BobinOz October 31, 2016, 11:07 pm | Link

          I can’t think of anything you can do really, there are many people in the same position as you and there is no simple answer.

  • Vivek October 22, 2016, 6:41 pm | Link

    Hi, I am working in top IT Consultancy services for past 2 years in Pega development project. Can you please let me know is there any opportunities in Australia? Thanks in Advance.

    • BobinOz October 24, 2016, 5:09 pm | Link

      Have you tried searching for opportunities using the four links to the major online employment portals I have listed above? Did you find any opportunities?

  • Mark October 22, 2016, 4:25 pm | Link

    Hi Bob

    Moving to Oz next month on a sponsored visa, and just wanted advise on basic issues….such as acquiring bank account, phone etc. my company have supplied accommodation for 2 months which will allow me time to pick things up, but any advise on everyday essentials would be appreciated. I requested your blog but only one part came down so I could not read the other 2 parts.

    Thanks

  • Mihir Nayak October 22, 2016, 3:40 pm | Link

    Hellow. I want to work in Australia. My elder brother is already working there in Brisbane.In short ime he will be PR. If anybody is ready to sponcer work visa , I want to come. Part time or full time. Pls Contact 9727003040,
    From
    India Guajarat
    MY self Mihir Nayak

  • saxon xavier October 18, 2016, 7:59 pm | Link

    Respective sir
    . my name is Saxon xavier living in India state Kerala expression of interest is Jun to august i travel Australia Melbourne with my help of my brother Mr Paulson xavier my tecanical qualification is bench fitter now iam doing a civil contract work for water supply department for a Kerala government its state India iam loking to start same business in Australian government department my brother help me how i do the prosejures pls help me ph +917736158055
    .

  • Brittany October 11, 2016, 11:53 am | Link

    Hi
    How do I post a job? Would love to sponsor someone in the roofing trade.
    Thanks

    • BobinOz October 11, 2016, 11:29 pm | Link

      Sorry Brittany, I just don’t offer that facility here. I do hope you find someone suitable for your vacancy though, Bob

  • Gagandeep singh October 1, 2016, 3:01 am | Link

    I am gagandeep singh form jammu j&k pleasehelp me . I am free and no job please help me .my no 9596195151.my am Australia

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