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Finding a Job

Regional Development Australia Norther Inland has established the Skilled Migration Jobs Board Northern Inland. Skilled migrants and employers are encouraged to join this Facebook group, submit a post and connect with each other. We will also share job advertisements in this region which are suitable for our skilled regional State nominated migrants.

Australian job search websites such as mycareer.com.au, careerone.com.au and seek.com.au are important resources. However, it is also worthwhile to consult local employment agencies and newspapers in towns and cities within the Northern Inland region of NSW.

Employers, such as the University of New England and the 12 Local Government Areas of the region advertise positions vacant on their respective websites.

Further information on councils and employment agencies can be found on our website: www.comeoninland.com.au

Many skilled migrants searching for employment in the Northern Inland region only focus on Tamworth and then Armidale, as they are the largest population centres. There is, of course, much more to this region.

Some of the towns in the North West, such as Moree, Narrabri and Gunnedah offer great lifestyles and often have greater employment opportunities due to skills shortages in those areas.

If your nominated occupation is particularly specialised, it may be worthwhile researching local employers in that field and contacting them directly.

Below are the links to employment agencies in local government areas / towns / cities of the Northern Inland region:

How to Apply for Jobs in Australia

If your job application is to be taken seriously by an employer, it is important to submit a job application that is professional, by Australian standards or expectations. This involves preparing and submitting a well written application or cover letter, as well as your résumé or CV.

Employers expect to see more than a résumé and a message like "I want a job".

Bad English and grammar, typing or spelling mistakes can make the application effort look non-genuine or simply reflect poorly on the applicant.

Helpful advice on applying for jobs and writing applications in Australia can be found on the Skilled Migration Jobs Board Northern Inland.

A Letter for 489 Visa Recipients to Give Potential Employers

To help ensure potential employers understand the 489 visa, particularly important things like work entitlements, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland has provided a letter that can be downloaded, printed and handed to employers. A more personalised letter can be provided by Multicultural Tamworth.

 

Know your rights in NSW workplaces

Like all workers in Australia, visa holders are entitled to fair and safe work conditions, and a wage rate above the minimum wage rate. Safe Work NSW has a summary of your rights at work that is worthwhile being familiar with.

Employer Based Outside a Designated Regional Area

In determining whether the person is working in a designated regional area (DRA), the Department of Home Affairs must establish where the person is physically located in relation to their usual place of work. Where the Department is able to establish that the person's usual place of work is in a DRA, the person has met the requirements of this condition.
 
In cases where an employer is based in a metropolitan area of Australia, or overseas, but is operating in a DRA through a local office of branch, if the visa holder is working in the local office located in a DRA, then they meet the work requirements of condition 8579
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