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Have the correct visa? Now its time to FIND A JOB!
FINDING A JOB
Working is a great way to fund your study, play and stay in Australia. The two most common industries for travellers and students are hospitality (bar work and waitering), and rural (farmwork and fruit picking). The financial services, mining, and medical sectors also require large human resources but they will require related qualifications, training and experience.
Where do I find work?
Good sources of information are THE WORD Desktop maps and THE WORD brochure distribution boards. Ask at your hostel reception about these and do not be afraid to ask around either, word of mouth from other backpackers and hostel staff are great ways to find out what's current and what's new.
TIP: Email a copy of your resume to yourself so you don't need to carry it around in your backpack.
Where do I find training courses?
Check out the Training section of this website and see what training and/or courses are required to get each job category. There you will also locate training providers for most courses.
Working out of town
TIP: If you do work in a rural area be sure to take plenty of sunscreen, food, and water for the day. You never know where you'll end up and how long you'll be there.
Other websites which may help you find work
But remember most of these sites are also offering permanant full-time work that only Australian citizens and Pernament Residents will be able to get plus most of the listed backpacker and student friendly jobs from these sites are already available on jobs.thewordaus
gumtree.com.au - job classifieds
And by the way; don't be afraid to tell them where you found out about us either.
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What do I need before I start work?
A tax file number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), go to Tax requirements for more details.
A bank account. This is essential in Australia as most employers will pay you by Direct Deposit or automatic payment, very few herepay by cash or cheque. Go to Banks and Money for more details.