Working in Australia:
The easiest way to find a job in Australia, is to start by avoiding big cities. Do not hesitate to look for under qualified jobs because the most important is to get a first job and then enjoy a local experience.
If you are looking for a more qualified job in Australia, you will need to find a company that is looking for your type of profile.
For this, visit the SkillSelect website (www.skillselect.gov.au). You will send an EOI ("expression of interest"), to show interest for having a work visa.
Employers can then use this database to find the profiles they need. It may also be necessary to ask for recognition of your skills (particularly in the health or construction sector).
In the print media, jobs are published on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Job offers are also published in trade and industry magazines and newspapers.
Housing in Australia generally costs less than in France. For a small studio, count about 110€ per week, and about 65€ for a shared flat. Some locals rent rooms at more affordable prices (prices that include most often breakfast and dinner), from 70 to 170 € per week. It is also important to know that it is common to pay rent every two weeks. The notice is 3 weeks. As for the bail bond, it is usually 4 weeks rent.
Education in Australia is compulsory for 10 years. At the end of these ten years, students pass a final examination. Those wishing to join the university must continue another two years and pass their "Year 12 Certificate".Bilingual French-English schools exist in most states. There are free "Intensive English Classes" to teach English to children before they enter a local school.
Driving in Australia:
To drive in Australia, you will need both your French license and your international license, valid for one year.To pass driving license in Australia, it is not mandatory to take courses but must justify a stay of more than 6 months in the Australian territory.
Australia is a safe destination thanks to its low crime rate and geopolitical stability.However, beware of the sun’s burning rays. The government regularly publishes a newsletter, "SunSmart UV Alert", to inform residents of times of the day when they should not be exposed.There are also many fires in the summer, especially in the southern and western states. You should be aware of alerts in the exposed areas and be ready to go to refuges in case of fire.The 000 is the number to dial to reach all Australian emergency services.
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