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Old 01-11-2014, 03:51 PM
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how hard is it to actually get work here in Australia

Before i start i would like you to know I am working after allot of hard work and allot of expense, so i find a few people working in the medical industry who have so much experience in other fields, technicians, Drivers HGV, mechanics, nurses ( they work as carers) and engineers. I asked why they didnt work in there own field of profession and there answers were simple

1. Australia dont recognize there qualifications they have gained in there own countries.
2. there required to obtain more certificates from Australia which is costing them an awful lot of money which they dont have until they get work, makes sense.
3. once they do gain the certificates required no one will employ them until they have gained experience and most times they require the experience from Australia.
4, now this area bothered me allot, racism people wont employ them because of there race......

So i took on a task of applying for a security officer, now i have had 12 years with full experience and qualifications in this field, so i applied to a few companies here in W/A for positions they had advertised, there answer was blunt and to the point
1. i need more qualifications, WTHell i worked with the police force up till last year in the security department and the hospital, not even 1 year has passed without experience.
2. I need to gain experience in a company in Australia for 6 months before i am even considered..... i cannot work voluntary because of the risk,s involved
3, As i am a female i wouldnt be considered for the majority of positions due the fact that they are lets say a little high risk and certain areas of the jobs advertised are basically aimed at the male population......

My topic here is this does this happen to allot of people, are you working in a job totally out of your profession.

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Hi Louise (long time since we last chatted)
My fiancée is experiencing the same thing her teaching qualifications are all getting re-assessed. She also has to do an English test despite the fact that her English is better than the person who requested the test as well as that she studied to teach English and average scores were in the 90% range. hhmm
She is now applying for jobs as a cleaner (nothing wrong with honest work) which is a bit disappointing for her given that she spent 4 years at university studying to be a teacher and 3 years teaching.

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Hi Louise (long time since we last chatted)
My fiancée is experiencing the same thing her teaching qualifications are all getting re-assessed. She also has to do an English test despite the fact that her English is better than the person who requested the test as well as that she studied to teach English and average scores were in the 90% range. hhmm
She is now applying for jobs as a cleaner (nothing wrong with honest work) which is a bit disappointing for her given that she spent 4 years at university studying to be a teacher and 3 years teaching.
Ah this is so annoying here in Australia good hard working people with excellent qualifications having to take jobs so way out of there academic training. So sad.

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Go to go where the work is.....simple as that.

If your previous experience is not getting the work then learn, grow and change.

I am Australian educated, 55 years and I still take learning courses to enhance my skills.

You never stop learning.....and you will be surprised where it can take you....

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Go to go where the work is.....simple as that.

If your previous experience is not getting the work then learn, grow and change.

I am Australian educated, 55 years and I still take learning courses to enhance my skills.

You never stop learning.....and you will be surprised where it can take you....
Tell me and others in the same situation why should a person entering the country with excellent qualifications have to find a more less achieved job because there years of study and a n excellent academic background is not recognized here. Everywhere in the world qualifications are recognized and appreciated here it seems if you dont pay you dont get and once you do get the requirements its very hard to get a job unless you have experience. Please don't take me wrong but as an Australian citizen you are offered courses free foreigners have to pay a fortune and this is very difficult for families who are struggling.

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I'm with Louise on this one. my fiancée is having difficulty getting any job factory, cleaning to name a couple. One look at her resume and you see a professional person and she is now really spelling out the fact that her degree is not recognized in Australia to avoid the over qualified tag.

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Free courses? I'd love to know where they are. I certainly had to pay a pretty penny to become qualified! My qualification is on the SOL list and it's hard enough for me to find a job let alone someone that is foreign!!

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And I'll also add that if I went to the uk my qualifications would not be recognized and id have to pay a hefty amount to become qualified. It's not just australia.

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Please don't take me wrong but as an Australian citizen you are offered courses free foreigners have to pay a fortune and this is very difficult for families who are struggling.
I believe you have to "learn to earn"....
I estimate I have spent more than $100,000 on my personal education and training....nothing is ever really "free", just subsidised....even here in Australia as a citizen.
And then you pay much higher tax (45%) on the earnings you make because you get paid better.....

I can understand the frustration of migrants who come with strong professional backgrounds.
My friend's wife is a qualified dentist overseas....but unable to practise here until she completes a university course.
But she earns more here as a dental assistant than she ever did as a dentist in her home country.
It really comes back to training standards, business/industry practises and insurance of the different countries.

It all evens out in the end........

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It's hard for the Australians too and I am pretty sure that the global crisis soon will land here. So there is little space for overqualified migrants, even if their education, training and experience is better than those of the australians counterparts.

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