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Work in Oz

Travellers At Work (TAW) is a Job Search Club for travellers which takes the hassle out of finding work in Australia. Hundreds of jobs are available, with new jobs added daily. Become a Member and TAW will email you new jobs as soon they become available, which you can easily apply for using a handy online resume.

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Cafe Barista Jobs

CAFE / WAITING JOBS IN AUSTRALIA The cafe culture in Australia is huge.  Aussies love their coffee and many feel no shame in flaunting their snobbery when it comes to getting it exactly as they like it: latte, flat white, short black, long black, macchiato, cappuccino, mocha, ristretto, doppio… the menu goes on! If you’re looking for a job where you can earn good money, have fun and socialise with the locals, working as a barista (a coffee making professional), [...]

Trade Construction

LABOUR, TRADES & CONSTRUCTION JOBS IN AUSTRALIA   In addition to a fun working environment and great pay, Aussie tradies get to work outside in the sunshine, wear shorts and singlets, take ‘smokos’, handle dangerous power tools and knock off around 3pm to head to the beach. Not bad at all! Australia’s construction industry (which includes carpenters and joiners, electricians, plumbers, builders, painters and decorators, concreters and bricklayers) employs over 845,000 people – and even more are needed.   With [...]

Harvest Fruit Picking Jobs

HARVEST / FRUIT PICKING JOBS IN AUSTRALIA   For years the noble backpacker has relied on fruit picking and harvest work as a reliable source of income, or a dependable backup plan when things get dire. In the past few years it has become even more popular, since the Australian Immigration Department introduced the 12-month visa extension for travellers who work 3-months or more in approved regional parts of Australia. Harvest work is available in every state, and depending on the [...]

Au Pair Nanny

AU PAIR/NANNY, BABYSITTER JOBS IN AUSTRALIA The Job: If you love to take care of babies and children, working as an Au Pair, Nanny or Babysitter can be the perfect job while you’re travelling Australia.  There are usually plenty of Au Pair, Nanny and Babysitting jobs to choose from offering everything from just occasional babysitting, to permanent long-term positions five days a week. Some positions require a live-in Au Pair/Nanny, where you live with the family and receive a weekly [...]


Write a Cover Letter

WRITE A GREAT COVER LETTER Writing a cover letter is the MOST IMPORTANT part of applying for a job in Australia. Its your chance to make a great first impression and entice the employer to look at your CV. However, 95% of working holidaymakers get it wrong and do not tell the employer what they want to hear. (You do not need a cover letter if you are applying in person, just for if you are applying online or via [...]

Writing Your CV

WRITE THE PERFECT CV!   The key to writing a great working-holiday CV is to demonstrate a wide range of skills and experience that can be applied to any job in Australia – bar jobs, farm jobs or sales. Sometimes this isn’t easy to do as you may have just finished Uni and have only worked a few jobs. However, even if you have limited work experience, you can find innovative ways to convince the employer that you are the [...]

Job Interview Tips

JOB INTERVIEW ADVICE   Interviews are always a nervous experience, whether you are in your own country or a brand new one, but remember that it’s as much a chance for you to find out about your prospective employer as it is for them to find out about you. The interview is your chance to shine, your chance to talk about your skills and knowledge, and an opportunity to show off your personality. Your CV or job application got you [...]

Types of Employment

EMPLOYMENT TYPES FOR WORKING HOLIDAYMAKERS Full-time employment   If you work full-time you generally work about 38 hours per week and receive full weekly wages and conditions for working the hours identified in the award. You should receive all wages and conditions under the award which includes annual leave and long service leave.   Casual employment Casual employees are engaged to work on an hourly or daily basis. They receive an extra loading on top of the normal rate of pay to [...]


RSA Training Course

BACKPACKER RSA TRAINING COURSE – SYDNEY In Australia its a legal requirements that you complete Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training before being able to work in licensed premises, i.e a pub, bar, restaurant or nightclub. In QLD, NT, SA & WA courses can be completed online. In TAS, VIC, NSW & ACT however, RSA courses must be completed in a classroom environment with a qualified trainer.     Each state in Australia has it’s own liquor legislation and it’s [...]

Whitecard Course

BACKPACKER GREEN / WHITE CARD COURSE – SYDNEY     To work on a building site in Australia it is a requirement that everyone holds a current General Induction Card, also known as a ‘White Card’. The White Card is valid for use on all construction sites in Australia.CPCCOHS1001A   Training Course Professionals courses are delivered by fully accredited trainers with industry-based knowledge and skills. We are committed to providing the highest standards of training in our fully equipped training facilities, in an [...]

Traffic Control Course

BACKPACKER TRAFFIC CONTROL ‘BLUE CARD’ COURSE – SYDNEY     To work as a Traffic Controller in NSW it is a requirement of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that everyone holds a current Traffic Controllers Photo Licence. This one day course is a simple and effective method of training staff that are required to use a STOP / SLOW bat. The course meets the work activity requirements of the NSW Occupational Health & Safety Legislation and RMS obligations. Training [...]

Barista Coffee Training

BARISTA SKILLS TRAINING COURSE – SYDNEY     This half day training course will give you the necessary skills to prepare and serve espresso coffee in restaurants, bars and cafes using commercial espresso machines. Location: Sydney City Duration: 4 Hour Course Pre-Requisites: There is no pre-requisite for this course. Suited To: People working in the food and beverage service industry Course Content: Select and grind coffee Extract coffee Texture milk Serve and present espresso coffee Clean and maintain an espresso coffee [...]


Specified Work

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFIED WORK What is specified work?   Specified work is the work required to secure your Second Year Working Holiday Visa (if you are from an eligible country). You are required to complete 3-calendar months of specified work to be able to apply for your second Working Holiday Visa. Below are examples of jobs that qualify as specified work:   Plant and animal cultivation:   cultivating or propagating plants, fungi or their products or parts general maintenance [...]

Regional Postcodes

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA POSTCODE LIST   To meet the three month specified work requirement for a second Working Holiday visa, work must be completed in an area whose postcode is included in the list below.   Specified work completed in areas that do not fit within the definition of regional Australia cannot be counted towards the requirement. Specified work must actually be done within an eligible regional Australia postcode area. Work that is completed in a non-eligible postcode area for an [...]