Increase your JOB prospects with an Australian Qualification
If you are looking to migrate to Australia to settle down or you are in Australia and searching for employment, you’ll need excellent educational and professional credentials to land a good job.
Qualifications Australia offers you the opportunity to stand out from the crowd by achieving globally recognized Australian certifications by equivalizing your current overseas qualifications and professional work experience. With scores of recognized trade and non-trade courses available at Qualifications Australia, rest assured that there will be a course that encompasses your talent and skills, and a perfect fit for your needs.
Qualification Australia is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through education, work and/or life experiences. For example, working in an office could help you get a certificate in business administration. Working on a farm could count towards a qualification in agriculture or mechanics. Working as a volunteer with teenagers may get you a certificate in youth work. This applies for both paid and unpaid work.
If you’re thinking about studying or training, think first about what skills you already have. You may be able to reduce the time it takes to get your qualification and may not need to study
at all. Qualification Australia courses/programs are formally accredited which are Nationally Recognised. Nationally Recognised Training is a formal process to ensure training meets the standard required by the Australian industry.
Australia’s employment system is well developed with a stable structure, with flexibility for workers who can be employed in a variety of different forms in any industry. You can be employed in Australia as an employee or contractor, depending on the needs that best suits the employer or the needs of your situation. It is important to know which employment type is best for you, as it will affect your tax, super and penalty charges may apply if you do get it wrong. Here is a short overview of each:
Work in someone else’s business.
Their work controls where and when they work.
Their work pays them a weekly/fortnightly/monthly wage.
Their employment handles their PAYE.
Their employment pays their super fund.
Their employment will have workplace insurance.
Work for themselves and run their own business (also known as sub-contractors, independent contractor, subbies).
Have their own tools.
Use their own methods and processes with their day to day work.
Have their own obligations in regard to insurance, tax and superannuation.
Australia’s employment system has been developed with high standards and employees and employers can have confidence that the national standards and regulations have been set to ensure a stable, safe and fair working space for all.
This highly regarded system includes many codes of practices, legislation and safety regulations.
With Service and Manufacturing being major industries in Australia’s workforce, and Mining in Australia a very significant industry, safety regulations provide flexible working arrangements and safety to its employees.
Occupational Health and Safety
In Australia all Employers are required to meet the Australian occupational health and safety requirements. This also ensures that all employees:
- Have a safe environment to work in
- Implement safe practices and install safety equipment
- Provide and maintain adequate facilities
- monitor the health of workers and conditions at the workplace
- provide any information, training, instruction or supervision needed for safety
Workers’ Compensation System
The Workers’ compensation system is in every state in Australia and provides protection to employees if they suffer a work-related injury or disease. This insurance from the Employer covers all workers on a full-time, part-time, casual basis or apprenticeship.
Australian Superannuation (Retirement Pension)
In Australia it is compulsory for your employer to make regular contributions in your nominated superfund account. The mandatory rate is 9.5% of your income. This scheme is designed to help and save for your retirement.
Australia’s stable society, and geographic location to the powerhouses of Asia, makes this country an increasingly popular choice for migration. The land of opportunity, Australia has been an early adopter of technological developments providing this country with high standards of living and a vast array of opportunities in employment within many booming industries.
SEEK which is Australia’s number one employment online marketplace, announced in 2018 the highest paying industries and jobs across Australia in SEEK’s Annual Salary rankings.
The top 5 paying industries with the highest average advertised salary:
- Mining, Resources & Energy: $116,108
- Consulting & Strategy: $110,045
- Construction: $109,325
- Engineering: $105,810
- Information & Communication Technology: $104,874
The high salaries available in Australia are a draw card to many migrating from all areas of the globe. We can also expect to see salaries continue to strengthen across every sector in the coming years. Australia will always continue to need skilled migration to fill emerging skill shortages in the country and migration can be viewed as a gateway for global talent into Australia.
Australia’s strong economy means the jobs market is buoyant. The list of professions and industries that require more skilled employees changes frequently, however over the past few years, the demand has been strong for the following professions:
- Business & finance
- Building & architecture
- Construction trades
- Cooks & Chefs
The Economist Intelligence Unit has consistently rated Australia cities, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth as some of the most livable cities in the world. Make it your reality by migrating to Australia and securing your dream job. Let Qualifications Australia help you get started today!