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  • 02 Dec 2016 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Increase your job opportunities by completing a Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate.

    A Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate (RSA) is a mandatory certificate that shows you know the regulations and laws concerning alcohol consumption in Australia.

    If you are planning to work in the hospitality industry where alcohol is sold and served then an RSA certificate is crucial. This RSA certificate will increase your job prospects in the Australian hospitality industry, expose you to Australian food, beer and wine culture as well as help fund your holiday.

    The rates for certificates are affordable making it a wise investment for job seekers on a working holiday visa.  

    The laws vary across States, so you can’t get an RSA certificate that is valid across all Australian jurisdictions. Each State has their own certificate and the rates vary between $24 and $150 depending on the State and package chosen.

    You can find and complete the courses online below:


  • 08 Nov 2016 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The High Commission of Canada, in Canberra, is looking for a highly motivated and organized person to fill the position of Assistant to the Immigration Program Manager. 

    SALARY $60,545

    This position requires:

    •  successful completion of High School with one year of completed post-secondary studies or one year experience with the same employer
    • some knowledge of Canadian immigration policy and programs;
    • excellent organizational and administrative skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines;
    • excellent written and oral English communication skills;
    • experience working in a general office environment providing administrative support, including budget reports and forecasts, and preparing travel claims;
    • experience using a PC in a network environment using word processing software, spreadsheets and internet research;
    • ability to demonstrate initiative and sound judgement;
    • ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines under pressure;
    • ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships within a team.
    French language ability would be considered an asset.

    To request a copy of the Job Description and Statement of Merit Criteria, please contact the Personnel Administrator at cnbra.hr-rh@international.gc.ca.

    Applications with a CV and cover letter indicating how all mandatory education and experience requirements are met can be forwarded to the Personnel Administrator at the above email address.

    Only applications received by email by the deadline of 4:00pm on Friday 18th November, 2016 will be included in the competition process. 

    Applicants may be required to pass a test to gain access to an interview. Applicants must have valid work authorization for Australia.


  • 24 Oct 2016 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for an individual who is a team player with a “can do” attitude. The role will focus on promoting initiatives to young Canadians coming to Australia, as well as to young Australians bound for Canada. The criteria is as follows: 

    Essential criteria:

    Canadian citizen

    Current or previous Working Holiday visa holder in Australia

    Sound oral communication skills

    Social media and computer skills

    Able to work until the end of March 2017

    Desirable criteria:

    Bilingual (English & French)

    Graphic design skills

    Video editing skills

    Cold calling / networking skills

    If you are interested in this role, please send the following to JBsupport@cacc.com.au with the subject line “ Job Application (your name)” by October 31st. 

    • Resume
    • A letter describing why you chose to do a Working Holiday, and how you are finding the experience so far.
    • A letter addressing the above criteria.

  • 30 Sep 2016 11:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    To view the full list of over 230 Job Openings to date, go to Search Jobs

    Check back regularly, with more jobs from various states in Australia added weekly.

    Wishing you all the best in your job search and in your working holiday adventure!

  • 29 Jul 2016 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This site contains government and other useful information to help you navigate and make the most out of your stay in Australia:

    • Travel ideas
    • Staying Safe
    • Driving
    • Jobs Search
    • Workplace Rights
    • 88 Days Regional Work (to be eligible for a second year working holiday)
    • Visa and Customs

  • 05 Jul 2016 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever wonder what awaits you on the other side of the world? Check this out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QcXFHNHCM0

    International Experience Canada (IEC) provides young Canadians and Australians the opportunity to travel and work in each other’s countries. Watch the video to learn more about the benefits of travelling and working abroad.   These fun clips were shared by participants of IEC.

  • 22 Jun 2016 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you intend to work during your time in Australia, you will need to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN). If you commence working prior to getting your Tax File Number, you will have 28 days to provide it to your employer.

    You can apply for a TFN in person at an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) or online at: www.ato.gov.au/forms/tfn---application-for-individuals

    You will need to complete an obligatory tax return when your Working Holiday finishes or when you stop working. You may be eligible for a tax refund. Visit the ATO website for information on how and when to lodge your tax return.

    Ask your employer for a payment summary, showing your total income and the amount of tax withheld, so that you are able to lodge your tax return.

  • 19 Apr 2016 9:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Authorities in Western Australia (WA) are warning backpackers to do their homework before sending money online for jobs and accommodation following a recent spate of victims scammed of hundreds of dollars after responding to an advert on advertising site Gumtree.

    According to SBS, the state’s consumer protection watchdog says the advert was for apple pickers with Bluestone Fruits, which it says is a company that does not exist. The address for the supposed orchard, according to WA Consumer Protection, is a block of vacant land in Collie, about 200 kilometres south of Perth. The backpackers paid $200 via direct bank transfers, but arrived in the town to find they had been scammed and there was no such orchard.

    Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said job applicants should “apply a healthy amount of suspicion with online adverts”. Apart from the initial money paid, backpackers would also have had to pay for transport and alternative accommodation after discovering they had been scammed.  Our advice to people responding to online job ads is to do some thorough checking with local authorities to ensure the farm being advertised actually exists and the job offer is genuine."

    Scams involving fake employers wanting money from backpackers for transport or accommodation are a major problem in WA. The government's scamnet website lists cases that sometimes involve a real farm and vineyard - in one instance an Albany winery owner saw an ad for work at her business that she had no knowledge of. Personal details and identities have also been stolen.

    Mr Hillyard recommends contacting the farm directly in order to confirm the details are correct, "but don’t use the email addresses or phone numbers given by the scammers, as these can easily be re-routed overseas. An internet search of mobile phone numbers used in these scams may reveal them listed in blog threads by other victims,” he said.

    Full story: SBS

    How to identify a genuine business: Working Holiday Job Hunting Tips

  • 15 Feb 2016 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Job Outlook is a careers and labour market research information site. 

    Through this site, you can search the job outlook for a particular occupation or industry.

    In addition, the site provides information on job prospects, statistics, skills, and training. You can visit the site here: http://joboutlook.gov.au/

  • 15 Jan 2016 3:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    In the latest edition of Canada Down Under, meet four Canadians who have turned their working holiday adventures into career success stories.

    Read the full story at: Working Holiday Today = Leaders Tomorrow

Visit the CACC JOB BANK: 

A free job employment search platform

The CACC Job Bank was created to better connect employers with skilled individuals on a working holiday visa. You can view jobs and post employment opportunities for FREE through the CACC Job Bank.

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