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Looking for work

The Australian labour market can be very competitive. Economic factors, your qualifications, skills and ability to speak English and the type of work you are looking for will affect how quickly you can find a job. The availability of work varies in different parts of Australia.

The daily newspapers usually advertise ‘Job Vacancies’ (or ‘Positions Vacant’). Job vacancies are also listed online. Private employment agencies are listed in the telephone directory and many online recruitment websites.

You can search for job vacancies across Australia on jobactive, one of Australia’s largest free online jobs websites, at

Volunteering can provide a pathway to employment: see Chapter 12, Civic Participation.

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