If you are a New Zealand citizen, you are legally able to work in Australia. If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you may need to apply for a work visa.
Hunting for jobs in Australia is very similar to looking for a job in New Zealand. The majority of jobs are advertised online, mostly by recruitment companies but also by individual employers.
Workers must have a construction induction card (White Card) before starting any work on a construction site. Workers must show their white card to the PCBU on the site and to any inspectors who ask to see it.
White cards are recognised Australia-wide.
Generally, New Zealanders on an SCV are not able to get an Australia student loan, known as a HELP loan, unless they have been living in Australia for 10 years. Read more below.
Regarding your NZ student loan, if you’re going overseas for 6 months or more your New Zealand student loan won’t be interest-free. Below is all the information you need, including repayment amounts and a student loan repayment calculator.
The Australian tax system works pretty similarly to New Zealand. The Australian Tax Office/Department is the equivalent of the IRD in New Zealand.
Your employer will pay tax to the Australian Tax Department/Office on your behalf. If you are self-employed you will need to file your own tax returns, so you will need to get an Australian tax accountant to help you file everything correctly.
Everyone needs to go through the process of creating a resume, keeping it up to date and tweaking it for different jobs.
Here are the common errors many candidates make when creating their CV.