If you are an international student planning on working in Australia or you secured a permanent job here, there are a number of things you will have to do to get ready for the workplace. This post takes a look at the important essentials you need in order to work in Australia.
The first thing you need is obviously the work visa. There are several options you can use here. If you are an international student, you can use your student visa to get a job. Visitors need to get a holiday visa if they wish to work in Australia. The holiday visa is valid for a year and there is a possibility for an extension. The best thing about getting a holiday visa is that the visa is not attached to the employment of a single company or organization. You can change jobs if you want.
Get a tax file number
Another important thing you will have to do is get a tax file number (TFN). This is very important prior to working in Australia. Working in Australia without the TFN will get you taxed 46.5%. It is very important that you get your tax file number early in order to avoid these high charges.
Open an Australian bank account
Your employer will definitely have to send your salary to your bank account. You have to open a local bank account. You can do this online. The process is quite straightforward.
Be ready for training/certificates
Some jobs in Australia require you to complete a course or take certain training before you can start working. Working in a bar, for example, requires that you take the RSA course and at times an RSG. The good news is that the majority of these courses can be completed online within hours. Having the certification will make all the difference when an employer is deciding on whom to hire.
Get an Australian or international SIM card
Communication is a must. Your employer will want to make sure they can reach you at any time. That is why you need to get an International or Australian SIM card. The prepaid SIM cards in Australia are very affordable and easy to find.
There is a lot more you can do such as getting versed with the local language, culture and so on. The aforementioned points will, however, help you get started on the right path.