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In Work Australia

A network to help recently arrived migrants find and enjoy work in Australia.

If you're new to Australia, finding a job is often the toughest challenge you’ll face. Finding work can be even harder when employers require previous Australian experience, and jobs are found through contacts rather than advertisements.

Even when you’ve found a job, it can be hard to remain in work or negotiate better conditions, especially when you’re still learning English and getting used to Australian workplace culture.

In Work Australia uses Facebook and LinkedIn to connect new migrants with an online community of supporters of all backgrounds, who have experience and practical tips to share.

Watch our video to learn more about In Work Australia

Who can be involved?

Recent migrants - people who have been in Australia for five years or less and want to work, and need support with finding or keeping a job.

Experienced locals - people who can offer their time and experience to help coach and prepare recent-migrants for work in Australia.

Information for recent migrants

In Work Australia might be able to help you if you have been in Australia for five years or less, and you are having trouble finding or keeping a job because:

  • you don't have any local experience
  • you don't have any local contacts
  • you are still learning English
  • your qualifications aren't recognised in Australia.

Information for mentors

Your experience working in Australia could help other people to find or keep a job. It doesn't matter where you live, or what your work background is. There are lots of different ways you can help:

  • Contributing to our online groups by answering questions and sharing your experience
  • Face-to-face mentoring
  • Preparing CVs
  • Interview practice
  • Networking assistance
  • Support in the first few months of employment.

Want to know more? Download the In Work Australia brochure (pdf, 337kb)

Join the conversation on Facebook

Anyone can join our Facebook group. Ask a question, give an answer, and make a contribution.

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Get connected on LinkedIn

Join our LinkedIn group to ask questions or share tips about being work ready for the Australian workplace.

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