The first step in finding employment is getting accurate and relevant information so you can make informed decisions. The earlier you’re able to access this information, the more effective your job search will be.
You will need to gather information about:
- How your profession is practiced in Australia
- Who the key players are
- The labour market
- Leading companies
- Professional associations
- Employment standards
- Regulatory requirements.
There are many services that provide employment information for newcomers to Australia, including tools and resources to develop your job search strategies.
Jobs and Skills Centre
Western Australia’s TAFE Jobs and Skills Centres are one-stop shops for careers, training and employment advice and assistance. Services are free and accessible to all members of the community. The centres are located on TAFE campuses throughout Perth and regional WA, with additional outreach locations for regional areas.
Each of the centres is staffed by people who can provide free professional and practical advice on training and employment opportunities including careers advice, apprenticeship and training information. Support services for employers and business, as well as specialist services for Aboriginal people, ex-offenders and people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background are also available.
The centres also provide an online jobs board to connect job-seekers with employment opportunities and to help employers attract and recruit employees. Resume preparation and interview skills workshops are held regularly at each centre. Career advisors can provide training and course information to help individuals choose the right training course or qualification to achieve work or career goals, and can also provide career advice.
The JSCs work collaboratively with industry and employers to create positive outcomes for job-seekers. They can also help you to understand the training sector and tell you where to look for jobs including using the JSCs’ jobs boards. Information is also available on recognition of skills and overseas qualifications.
In the Perth CBD and northern suburbs, the JSCs are located on North Metropolitan TAFE campuses at Northbridge, Balga and Joondalup.
To find out more or to make an appointment with one of the JSC career advisors, please call 13 64 64 and select the centre closest to you.
City of Stirling Job Shop
Job Shop provides free information and support for people seeking employment prospects, in particular people who are newly arrived in Australia (within the past two years) or who are long-term unemployed. Job shop provides links to employment services, assistance with resumes and confidence-building for job interviews.
Job Shop is available at Stirling Community Centres – Osborne.
For more information, please phone our booking officer on (08) 9205 7940.
Newcomers on a Partner/Spouse Visa
Kaleidoscope has designed a guide to assist newcomers to Australia who are on a Partner or Spouse visa. This guide offers tips and information on what to prepare before coming to Australia and essential information for after you have arrived in Australia. The Guide for Newcomers to Australia on a Partner/Spouse Visa is also available in word or pdf. The guide was developed as a result of the Rangoli Action Research Project funded by the Department of Home Affairs through the Fostering Integration Grant.