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LIVING AND WORKING IN AUSTRALIA. Presented by: Elaine Mooney Date: 22 September 2011. Agenda. Introduction to Robert Walters Australia Life in Australia Market trends Key clients Additional information to help with your move to Australia Next Steps Questions and answers.

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LIVING AND WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

Presented by: Elaine Mooney

Date: 22 September 2011

agenda
Agenda
  • Introduction to Robert Walters Australia
  • Life in Australia
  • Market trends
  • Key clients
  • Additional information to help with your move to Australia
  • Next Steps
  • Questions and answers
robert walters australia
Robert Walters - Australia
  • Robert Walters is one of the leading recruitment brands in finance and accounting in Australia and has been trading since 1995
  • Six regional offices:
    • Sydney x 2
    • Melbourne
    • Brisbane
    • Adelaide
    • Perth
  • Robert Walters recruits temporary, contract and permanent positions
specialist recruitment divisions
Specialist Recruitment Divisions
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Banking Operations
  • Engineering & Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Sales, Marketing & Communications
  • Secretarial & Business Support
life in australia
Life in Australia
  • Population: 22 million
  • Land area: nearly 8 million square kilometres with very diverse weather and geography
  • One of the most culturally diverse countries in the world
  • More than 7,000 beaches and over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year
  • Broad and interesting roles in some of the most liveable cities in the world
  • For more information refer to the tourism Australia website www.australia.com
cost of living examples
Cost of Living - examples

AUD$1 = €0.75

  • Weekly rent $175 – 350
  • Weekly travel card $26 – 45
  • Schooner of beer $6
  • Glass of wine $7
  • Cinema ticket $18
  • Food snack/sandwich $6 - 10
introduction to the australian job market
Introduction to the Australian Job Market
  • Relatively buoyant job market in comparison to other markets across the globe - unemployment currently at 5.1%
  • Australia is an increasingly attractive hub for global and regional business operations due to the strength of the Australian economy
  • Increase in demand from skilled professionals – in particular qualified accountants are highly sought-after
  • Hiring of qualified accounting professionals within commercial organisations is strong –mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, FMCG and energy sectors is driving the demand
  • The Brisbane banking and financial services industry is experiencing a hiring increase of qualified accounting and finance professionals, whilst most other regions have remained stable in hiring
market trends most sought after candidates by location
Market Trends: Most sought-after candidates by location
  • Sydney
    • Professionals from the Big 4
    • Commercial managers
    • Business analysts
    • Internal control specialists
    • Melbourne
    • Risk and internal audit professionals
    • Pricing and payroll specialists
    • Financial and management accountants
    • Financial planners
    • Brisbane
    • Payroll and accounts payable officers
    • Management and financial accountants
    • Commercial managers and analysts
    • Part-qualified and qualified accountants
market trends most sought after candidates by location1
Market Trends: Most sought-after candidates by location
  • Perth
    • Statutory and financial accountants
    • Contract and project accountants
    • Contract credit controllers
    • Financial planners
    • Finance professionals
    • Adelaide
    • Experienced financial planners
    • Business development managers in retails and business lending
    • Contract professionals with financial year end experience
market trends salary
Market Trends – Salary
  • Employers are now promoting stability and security of employment along with lifestyle benefits instead of the traditional salary increases
  • To find out what your salary in Australia could be, view our global salary survey online at www.robertwalters.com/en-ie/salarysurvey/salarysurvey.do
robert walters icm registration pack exclusive benefits to help with your move
Robert Walters ICM Registration Pack – exclusive benefits to help with your move

Only available to candidates exclusively registered with Robert Walters the pack offers a range of key benefits to help you settle in Australia. Robert Walters ICM Registration Pack offers the following benefits:

  • 10% discount with Taxback.com – to collect your discount, go to www.taxback.com/robertwalters
  • Free Australian bank account with National Australia Bank – to apply visit www.nab.com.au/movingtoaustralia
  • Discounted gym membership with Fitness First – to sign up simply visit any Fitness First club and present your Robert Walters Registration Pack
robert walters icm registration pack exclusive benefits to help with your move1
Robert Walters ICM Registration Pack – exclusive benefits to help with your move
  • Free Lebara Mobile SIM Starter Pack – your Lebara SIM Starter Pack is included in your pack. Activate your SIM online at www.lebara-mobile.com.au
  • Free International Money Transfers with TransferMate – to make your first money transfer go to www.link.transfermate.com/robertwalters
immigration
Immigration
  • Robert Walters can also help with your immigration needs, offering you various visa solutions and direct access to expert immigration advice and assistance
  • For more information visit www.robertwalters.com.au/immigration or email immigration_enquiries@robertwalters.com.ai
  • Visa types:
    • Working Holiday Visa – 417
    • Second Working Holiday Visa
    • Employer Sponsored Visa – 457 (up to four years)
    • Skilled Migration – Accountant is on the MODL
tax and superannuation
Tax and Superannuation
  • If you are planning to work in Australia you must obtain a tax file number (TFN) from the Australian Tax Office. Further details on the Australian tax system can be found at www.ato.gov.au
  • Superannuation in Australia is compulsory and operates like a pension scheme. 9% of your salary is paid into a superannuation fund by your employer and is redeemable in your home country upon retirement
accommodation
Accommodation
  • Temporary accommodation is available in all large cities although this can sometimes be quite expensive for the accommodation provided
  • If you are intending to stay in one city for a long period of time, it works out more cost effective to rent a flat/house
  • The best place to find information on rental properties is online or in one of the major metropolitan newspapers:
    • Sydney Morning Herald – Sydney
    • Adelaide Advertiser - Adelaide
    • The Age – Melbourne
    • The Courier Mail - Brisbane
    • The West Australian - Perth
    • Online: www.domain.com.au or www.realestate.com.au
  • Most real estate agencies also produce currently available rental lists
medical
Medical
  • Australia has reciprocal medical agreements with the Republic of Ireland
  • This reciprocal agreement ensures that working travellers are entitled to free emergency medical treatment
  • If you require non-emergency medical treatment or dental work while residing in Australia you will be required to pay for the treatment personally
next steps
Next Steps
  • Send an email to Elaine Mooney with the following details:
    • Up-to-date CV
    • Contact details: email, phone number/s
    • Departure date from Ireland, or if travelling first, arrival date in Australia
    • Areas of employment interest in Australia
    • Location of interest in Australia
  • elaine.mooney@robertwalters.com
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Robert Walters

International Career Management

http://www.robertwalters.com/icm/