Australia has rather complex immigration regulations. Because of this, if you want to migrate to Australia to work without having organised a job in advance it is extremely difficult to obtain a visa.
The ideal way of obtaining a visa would be to be sponsored by an Australian company (or an international company with offices in Australia).
This way you can be given a temporary residency permit for up to four years. It is vital that you already have the necessary qualifications and experience for the job, since you would be hired in an area of work that requires specific skills.
> FINDING A JOB
Consequently, we advise any university graduate interested in working in Australia to get a job in their home country with a company that has offices in Australia as well. That way you could get the necessary experience at home and could then apply for a transfer to Australia. For anyone that is interested in marketing, J. Walter Thompson has offices in most nations around the world.
Wages (www.wages.com.au) is Australia's number one private website in providing wage and salary information. This website offers a greater range of jobs from purely Australian companies, as well as comprehensive listings of the international ones.
> USEFUL LINKS
WORKING IN AUSTRALIA www.workingin-australia.com
JOB SEARCH: www.jobsearch.gov.au
APPLY DIRECT: www.applydirect.com.au
CAREERS ONLINE: www.careersonline.com.au
MY CAREER: www.mycareer.com.au
> LOCAL PAPERS
THE AUSTRALIAN: www.theaustralian.com.au
THE AGE: www.theage.com.au
THE CANBERRA TIMES: www.canberratimes.com
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: www.smh.com.au
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Higgins and Webster Migration Services
PO Box 1197
Queen Victoria Building Sydney - Australia
Tel: ++61 29 411 5544