Frequently asked career questions



How can I get an assessment of my occupational qualifications, skills or experience gained overseas?

You can find out information about Australian skills recognition by visiting the Australian Skills Recognition Information page. This site will help you find out how to get an assessment of occupational qualifications, skills or experience that you have gained overseas. You can search for your particular occupation to find licensing and registration requirements to allow you to practice your occupation in each state of Australia.


Where can I find information about immigrating to work or study in Australia?

You can visit Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. This site will give you information about immigrating to Australia for work or study purposes.


I want to learn about the labour market in Australia, can you help me?

To help you understand the Labour Market check this website, which is useful for migrants looking for a job in Australia.


I am a doctor living overseas, how can I find out about working as a doctor in Australia?

The Australian Medical Council and the Australian Medical Association are useful websites providing information for doctors who have trained overseas.


I have heard about a skilled migration program. Can you give me more information please?

For information about whether your professional or technical background qualifies you for entry to Australia under the general skilled migration scheme see Professionals and other Skilled Migrants.


I am planning to travel around Australia and I want to find out about seasonal work?

The  Harvest Trail website has information about seasonal work in Australia. The Harvest Trail links job seekers with harvest jobs Australia wide. It offers a great way for people to travel around Australia at their own pace while working and earning money.


Can you tell me what occupations are in demand in Australia?

The Migration Occupations in Demand List shows the occupations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations that are in short supply. Check the updated list of the Occupations In Demand.


Where can I find information about a working holiday program in Australia?

The Working Holiday programs encourage cultural exchange and closer ties between arrangement countries by allowing young people to have an extended holiday supplemented by short-term employment. Check the Working Holiday Program for information about benefits of the program and visa applications.


Can you tell me about what conditions I can expect at work in Australia?

The Working Conditions in Australia website will give you detailed information about the types of work conditions that employees can expect in Australia.


Where can I look to find a job in Australia?

If you are looking for a job go to Australian Job Search

This site addresses both job seekers and employers, offers registration as a job seeker to access jobs across Australia, and provides information to job seekers.



I want to find out about studying in Australia.

Go to Study in Australia for information for students who want to study in Australia.



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