Working in Australia how the visa system operate
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Working in Australia: How the Visa System Works

You've decided that you’re going to work in Australia, but before you leave it's important to know what documents you'll require for entry. We can tell you which ones you'll need and how to obtain them.

You’ve decided: your new career path lies in Australia. You’re not afraid of distances, and you know that this country offers a lots of job opportunities.

In short, you’re ready to go, but there are certain things you need to know before leaving UK. Looking for work abroad isn’t easy. For example, you need visas and other documents to work in Australia. Without all this paperwork you can’t even enter the country. Let’s look at what’s involved.

Getting a visa to work in Australia: some useful info

If you want a permanent visa to work in Australia, you must already have a contract or a promise of work from a company or similar. A work visa is only valid for four years, and to start the whole procedure the employer has to submit an online sponsorship application to a Centre of Excellence.

Once authorisation is given, the worker can then begin the process of applying for a visa. Applications can be submitted online, or delivered in person. The immigration sector is closely monitored by the Australian government, so obtaining a visa is not an easy matter.

Working in Australia

  • A Student Visa: This allows you to work up to 20 hours a week, or 40 hours over a fortnight. It’s designed for anyone coming to Australia to study who also wants to be self-supporting.
  • A Working Holiday Visa: This is the perfect solution if you want to go to Australia for up to a year and enjoy the experience of a lifetime. It will allow you to work full time and make good money. However, you can only stay with the same employer for six months, after which you have to change.