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How to find a job in Australia in 2021? 3 Tips for Indian Candidates

Most Indians who move to Australia or are planning to settle in Australia find it challenging to land a job in the country. This is usually not because of the lack of qualifications but due to the unawareness of immigrants’ jobs in-demand.

Every year, Australia releases a list called MSOL with all the occupations in-demand for the current year. With the right knowledge, skills, and qualifications, you can easily find a job from the MSOL List.  Read on to find out what are the available jobs in Australia for Indians in 2021 in this blog.

Average Salary Packages for different Occupations in Australia

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Occupation

Job Profile

Annual Salary  in AUD

Accountant

Senior Management Accountant – Advertising Agency

97,542

Management Accountant

79,439

Experienced Undergraduate / Graduate Accountant

58,441

Intermediate Accountant | Business Services

54,891

Commercial Accountant

79,417

Senior Accountant – Public Practice

103,000

Tax Accountant

57,217

Intermediate Tax Accountant

57,000 – 73,000

Senior Accountant / Accountant – Tax & Business Services

79,621

Software Engineer

Backend Software Engineer / JVM, Java8, Kotlin

73,541

Junior Software Engineer

78,484

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer (.NET/Java)

102,934

Mid level Laravel Developer

61,894

C++ | QT Software Engineer

77,949

Agricultural Engineer and Scientist

Embedded Software Engineer

75,000

Software Engineer – C# | C++ | DDS

88,000

Senior Environmental Scientist

120,000

Research Officer (Grains Trainee)

74,000

Agriculture Graduate – Grain

65,000

Senior Quality Technologist

81,170

Civil Engineer

Professional Engineer – Design & Drainage

73,687

Senior Civil Engineer

113,922

Graduate Civil Engineer

70,000

Site Engineer – Civil Works

60,000

Electrical Engineer 

Electrical Engineer – Supervisory Role

160,000

Electrical Systems Engineer

125,000

Electrical engineer – Industrial – Heavy Industry

120,000

Electrical Engineer – Building Services

100,000

Electrical Engineer – Graduate

70,000

Electrical Engineer – Power Station (Maintenance Strategy)

125,000

Graduate Electrical Engineer

75,000

Graduate Electrical Engineer

75,000

Senior Electrical Engineer / Building Services

100,000 – 135,000

Electronics Engineer

Senior Electronics Engineer – Medical Devices

140,000

Junior Electronics Engineer

65,000

Electronics Engineer – Automotive Products

85,000

Electronics Design Engineer

120,000

Electronics Engineer – Aerospace Engineer Officer – Electronics

78,000

Field Service Engineer – Electronic Analytical Instrumentation

70,000

Senior Electronic Engineering Specialist

101,000 – 113,000

Senior Electronics Engineer – Medical Devices

100,000 – 140,000

Junior Electronics Engineer

55,000 – 65,000

Electronics Engineer – Automotive Products

85,000

Graphic Designer

Junior Graphic Designer

50,000 – 55,000

Part-time Digital Graphic Designer

60,000 pro rata

Digital and Graphic Designer

60,000

Graphic Designer

85,000 – 94,000

Junior Graphic Designer – Digital Print Industry

37,000 – 40,000

Mid-Weight Graphic Designer – Web-Development Company

65,000

Graphic Designer – B2C and eCommerce

65,000

Graphic Designer – Artwork, Brand Design, Logo’s & Marketing Campaigns

65,000

Graphic Pre-Press Trades Worker / Designer

65,000

Graphic Designer & Web Publisher

70,000

General Physician

General Practitioner (GP) Doctor

300,000+

 

General Practitioner)

270,000

 

VR GP General Practitioner (FRACGP)

300,000+

 

VR or Non VR General Practitioner / GP

300,000

 

General Practitioner (GP) Doctor

300,000

 

AMDS General Practitioner

200,000

 

GP / General Registration / Vocational Registration with AHPRAs

350,000

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse – Night Duty

77,000

Community Registered Nurse

82,000

Registered Nurse – Aged Care

77,000

Grade 2 Registered Nurse, Endoscopy Suite

79,000

Registered Nurse (Offender Health)

86,000

Registered Nurse – Maternity Leave

72,000

 

Now that you know what are the jobs in Australia for Indians and the average salary you can draw living there, let’s take a look at how to start with your job search in Australia.

Here are the top 3 tips for finding a job in Australia:

1. Migrate to Australia with a Skilled Visa

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Skilled Migration Pathways in Australia:

  • Subclass 189 

Subclass 189 or the Skilled Independent Visa is a Permanent Residency visa that lets you settle in Australia without a job offer or state sponsorship. 

The main requirement for this visa is a positive skill assessment report and good English proficiency. Since the eligibility criteria for this visa type is minimal, it is a popular choice amongst foreign-nationals.

  • Subclass 190 

Subclass 190 or the Skilled Nominated Visa is also a Permanent Residency Visa that lets you settle and work in Australia indefinitely. However, as the name suggests, this visa requires the applicant to have a state nomination to be eligible to apply for the visa.

  • Subclass 482

This visa lets employers address labour shortages by bringing in skilled workers from across the globe to fill the appropriate vacancies in Australia’s job economy. With the Subclass 482 or the Temporary Skill Shortage visa, you can stay in Australia for a maximum of 4 years. 

2. Apply for Skills Assessment

Apply-for-Skills-Assessment

Skills assessment reports are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skill assessing authority is an organization that verifies if your skills meet the standards set to work in a suitable occupation. It helps you prove your qualifications internationally

Some of the Skill Assessing Authorities include:

Name of the Organization

Full Name

AACA

​Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

AASW

Australian Association of Social Workers Limited

ACECQA

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality

ACPSEM

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

ACS

Australian Computer Society Incorporated

ACWA

Australian Community Workers Association Inc.

ADC

Australian Dental Council Limited

AIMS

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

AIQS

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

AITSL

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

ANMAC

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited

ANZPAC

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited

ANZSNM

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

AOAC

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited

AOPA

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited

APC

Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited

APharmC

Australian Pharmacy Council Limited

APS

Australian Psychological Society Limited

ASMIRT

Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy

AVBC

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated

CAANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

CCEA

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited

CMBA

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

CPAA

CPA Australia Ltd

DAA

Dietitians Association of Australia

Engineers Australia

The Institution of Engineers Australia

IML

Institute of Managers and Leaders National

IPA

Institute of Public Accountants Ltd

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory

MedBA

Medical Board of Australia

NAATI

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd

TRA (trades)

Trades Recognition Australia

VETASSESS

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

The combined list of eligible skilled occupations sets out all relevant occupations under 4 occupation lists:

  1. ANZSCO(Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations)
  2. STSOL(Short-term Skilled Occupation List)
  3. ROL(Regional Occupation List)
  4. RSMS(Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)

 Most occupations in each list have their own skills assessing authority. The Department of Home Affairs only accepts a skills assessment report issued by the relevant assessing authority.

  • It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation and obtain a skills assessment if required. 
  • Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.
  • Obtaining a suitable skills assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. 
  • You should read all of the available information about the visa you are interested in applying for. 
  • This will allow you to determine if you need to submit a skills assessment and when you need to obtain it.

3. Connect on Global Job Portals

A. LinkedIn


  • Linkedin mainly offers executive or senior roles and white-collar jobs aimed at all job seekers, immigrant or native. 
  • 1 in every 4 Australian is registered with Linkedin, making it one of the most popularly used job-search sites in the country. 
  • Linkedin Australia has a database of more than 6 million job seekers with profiles in every sector. 
  • What sets Linkedin apart from other job search sites is the feature to connect and chat with prospective employers or colleagues. 

B. Seek

Seek is Australia’s top job site since its launch in 1997.

  • Seek’s database has more than 13 million job seekers. 
  • 3 out of 4 Australians are registered on Seek.
  • Job seekers on Seek come across thousands of job opportunities on a daily basis. 
  • Besides increased resume storage facility, Seek also offers company reviews and career advice. Candidates can also track their job applications through Seek’s application tracking system.

C. APS Jobs

APS Jobs is known as the gateway to the Australian public service. It is a platform for Government Agencies to advertise their vacant positions, publish certain employment decisions, such as promotions, Graduate Programs and to provide general information for job seekers.

  • The APSJobs site allows users to create accounts to receive email job alerts when positions that match what they are searching for are advertised.
  • APS has a wide range of opportunities and offers full-time, part-time, and temporary roles across Australia’s range of locations. 
  • There are entry-level, management and technical positions as well as policy, project administration and support roles.

D. Grad Connection

Grad Connection is Australia's leading graduate recruitment specialist. 

  • This is a free portal that helps you search for graduate jobs & internships from Australia's top employers to kick-start your career.
  • You can research the companies on the site, talk to other graduates in the forums, and be found by employers viewing your GradConnection student profile.

Costs associated with Skilled Migration in 2021

 

Visa Name

Visa Type

Cost

Subclass 189 

Permanent

AUD4,045

Subclass 190 

Permanent

AUD 3755

Subclass 482

Temporary ( up to 4 years)

AUD2,645

 

Updates for Indian Job Seekers 

Dec 15th, 2020: New South Wales region of Australia or NSW has updated its occupation list for Subclass 190 and 491. 

  • For the Subclass 190 visa, the region is requesting immigrants with an EOI to apply for a nomination only from people currently residing in the region
  • As for Subclass 491, the number of regions has gone up from 8 to 13, which improves applicants’ chances to get a visa. 
  • For Subclass 491 visa, applicants have a choice to apply under three streams to become eligible for nomination from this region: 
  1. Living and working in regional NSW  
  2. Recently completed studies in regional NSW 
  3. Living and working outside of regional NSW 

Most overseas applicants will be eligible under the 3rd category and should have at least 5 years of skilled employment experience to Australia’s more about the job market and opportunities in Australia, you can talk to our experts at Kansas. 

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Topics: Migrate, Australia

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