Working

WORKING

Australia is a great place to live and work, offering lifestyle and employment opportunities. To work, you must have a valid Australian visa with work rights. If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to live and work in Australia, first find out more about the visa options on http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work

If you have skills or qualifications that Australia needs, through SkillSelect you can be invited to apply for a skilled visa by the Australian Government, nominated for a skilled visa by a state or territory government, or nominated for a skilled visa by an employer.

SKILLSELECT

SkillSelect is an online service that helps Australia manage its skilled migration programme. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration programme is based on Australia’s economic needs. It supports the government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers. As a result, the time taken to process a visa application is significantly reduced. SkillSelect also helps address regional skill shortages.

SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia. SkillSelect also helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.

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RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS

An information booklet has been produced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to assist workers from overseas to know their rights and help reduce the incidence of exploitation. The information booklet entitled ‘Your rights and obligations – immigration facts for workers’, covers basic protections and entitlements, work rights, visa choices, employer obligations and using a migration agent for overseas workers.The booklet also includes contact details for the department, Unions Australia, Fair Work Australia, the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA) and the Translating and Interpreting Service.

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