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Job Opportunities

Settle In Australia

Job Opportunities

Australia’s job market is diverse and robust, reflecting the nation’s thriving economy and varied industries.

Australia has one of the world’s most robust, competitive, and flexible economies, which has proved highly resilient in the face of the challenges induced by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s labour market and dynamic workforce have returned to its pre-pandemic state faster than any other advanced economy. In addition, while inflation has increased in countries across the globe, Australia falls well below the United Kingdom, the United States, and even Canada.

Australia consistently produces a highly educated and skilled workforce, with approximately 50% having some tertiary qualification. It offers good job opportunities to individuals onshore and overseas. Its labour market is dynamic and ever-welcoming of individuals with new talent and skillsets that can take the economy to a higher level.

Over the five years to November 2019, employment in Australia climbed by 1,409,700 (12.2%) or 2.3% per year, surpassing the growth rate of 1.8% for the previous decade. According to the Employment Outlook of May 2024, employment was projected to increase in 16 of the 19 broad industries in the country.

As of December 2023, Australia’s unemployment rate was 3.8%, and its employment increased to 14,246,000.

According to Victoria University, the following professions are currently the most in-demand in Australia:

  •  Civil Engineers
  •  Early childhood Teachers
  •  Registered Nurses
  •  Construction Managers
  •  ICT Business & Systems Analysts
  •  Software & Applications
  • Programmers
  •  Childcare Workers
  •  Chefs
  •  Electricians
  •  Aged & Disabled Care Workers

Other in-demand jobs include computer network professionals, solicitors, software and applications programmers, management consultants, accountants, and more.

Individuals seeking job opportunities in Australia can access SEEK – Australia’s number one employment marketplace.