What are the Important Factors I Should Consider Before Employment in Australia?

You are either in a situation where you have decided to move to Australia, or you still aren’t sure whether or not you want to make such a drastic change. We believe that providing you with extensive information, will assist you in making a more informed decision. Below we have listed the things you should consider before commencing employment in Australia.

There are some crucial factors that must be considered prior to your employment in Australia. To ensure your employment process is efficient you must be aware of the following:

  • You should inform your HealthStaff Recruitment consultant of the amount of jobs you have applied for, the interviews you have attended at other companies or hospitals. Being transparent is important, so that we can work with you more effectively. Don’t worry we understand looking for a job is difficult!
  • If you are offered a job and you accept, you must arrive and commence in the month you informed the hospital.
  • Inform your consultant and the hospital if your commencement will be delayed.
  • Be realistic of your commencement date, especially if you will be travelling from overseas.
  • Arrive early, never late to your employment commencement date. A good idea is to arrive two weeks prior to the commencement of your employment, so you can be settled prior.
  • If you and your partner are planning on falling pregnant during this time, it is important to note that it may impact your commencement date and so on.
  • Take into account the other factors that may affect your employment such as selling your home may require you to travel independently. Your family can follow at the most opportune time to allow you to settle.

Where in Australia do I Want to Live?

If you are thinking about employment in Australia, it is important to know where you would like to not only live but work. Australia is a vast country and the climate, population, landscape and culture can vary significantly across the States and Territories. There are a number of websites that can assist you in deciding the area of Australia you wish to explore. Please refer to the links below:

Hours of Work in Australia

Most of our positions are full-time on a rotating roster. (I.e. working morning, afternoon and night shifts). In most instances shifts are rotated equally among the staff on the ward, and you should expect to work all shifts allocated to you. 12 hour shifts are not so common in Australia but are offered in some wards. The average working week is 38-40 hours and most people work an 8 hour shift. On a rotating roster annual leave is generally 6 weeks.

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us on our quick contact form. We will be sure to reply within 24 hours.