Immigration South Australia

Immigration SA is helping skilled migrants find work within their area of expertise. 

Once you have registered with our services you will be invited to attend a series of FREE events that help you understand the strategies that are essential to competing effectively in the South Australian job market.

Job Essentials for Migrants

Immigration SA Skilled Arrival Services supports new arrived State Nominated South Australians with free job support. Learn about the job search process in South Australia and the strategies and actions you can adopt to increase your employability. 

Job Essentials for Migrants Workshop will provide you with an orientation to the South Australian job search market. A practical half day workshop for new arrivals offering knowledge on how to localise your job search, target your job search strategies and enhance your opportunities in getting skilled work. 

You will:

  • Increase your understanding of the strategies required for skilled migrants to gain a skilled job in the SA job market.
  • Identify the strategies you need to utilise in your job search.
  • Learn about local employer expectations and industry requirements.
  • Learn how to carry out your job search in South Australia and how this differs from your home country. 
  • Learn how to ‘localise’ your experience. 
  • Commence an Employment Action Plan to apply the strategies.

Participation in the Job Essentials for Migrants workshop is a prerequisite for to other workshops, sessions, seminars and individual assistance.

Job Essentials for Migrants workshops are held fortnightly.

Event requirements

To be eligible you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be residing in South Australia;
  • Hold a State nominated visa;
  • Are a recently arrived migrant (less than two years since you arrived or granted a State nominated visa in the last two years);
  • Be unemployed, underemployed or not working in your area of skill;
  • Have recent employment history in skilled work. 

Before you attend

How to register

  • Log onto the Immigration SA Apply website, workshops will be listed under 'Events' on your client page
  • Click on Job Essentials for Migrants to register, selecting a suitable date
  • Spouses or secondary applicants can register by creating a log in and select client type “skilled migrant”, click on Job Essentials for Migrants to register, selecting a suitable date
  • You will receive a confirmation email on registration and a reminder email prior to the event

Your responsibilities

  • All state nominated primary applicants and their skilled partners can access job support 
  • You are encouraged to register for support services within the first three months of arrival in South Australia or visa grant if already located in SA.
  • Places are limited. If you cannot attend, you must cancel.  We encourage you to reschedule your booking.
  • You should also read the privacy policy and disclaimer statement on this website.

Ideal Job Interview

The Ideal Job Interview workshop will help you elevate your interview performance, understand what local employers look for in interviews and practice some of the key interview questions. This half day workshop is an interactive, practical session designed for new arrivals. You will know how to prepare for your next job interview, learn how to improve your interview performance, understand what local employers look for in interviews and practice, through role-play, some of the key interview questions. 

You will:

  • Understand the purpose of professional interviews,
  • Learn how to prepare for interviews,
  • Identify the different type of interviews,
  • Learn what are the most commonly asked interview questions,
  • Understand what an employer is evaluating about you,
  • Practice interview questions and how to prepare your responses,
  • Learn about and share your interview experience with other participants.  

Ideal Job Interview Workshops are held monthly. 

Event requirements

To be eligible you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be residing in South Australia;
  • Hold a State nominated visa;
  • Are a recently arrived migrant (less than two years since you arrived or granted a State nominated visa in the last two years);
  • Be unemployed, underemployed or not working in your area of skill;
  • Have recent employment history in skilled work; 
  • Have registered or recently attended a Job Essentials for Migrants workshop. 

Before you attend

How to register

  • Log onto the Immigration SA Apply website, workshops will be listed under 'Events' on your client page
  • Click on Ideal Job Interview to register, selecting a suitable date
  • You will receive a confirmation email on registration and a reminder email prior to the event

Your responsibilities

  • All state nominated primary applicants and their skilled partners can access job support 
  • You are encouraged to register for supports within the first three months of arrival in South Australia or visa grant if already located in SA.
  • Places are limited. If you cannot attend, you must cancel and or reschedule your booking.

Group Session

Immigration SA Skilled Arrival Services offers further support to skilled migrant who have participated in a Job Essentials for Migrants Workshop and who require additional job search support or are experience employment difficulty.

The sessions are based on a coaching model that allows participants to evaluate their job search goals and strategies, explore new options and move forward with a commitment to action. 

The sessions are conducted in a small group environment which promotes communication, planning, personal and professional growth, and the opportunity to develop a shared understanding of the challenges, barriers and successes in their job search journey.

You will:

  • You will develop new insights on how to approach your job search in South Australia
  • You will have the opportunity to share your experience and network with other professionals 
  • Being in a small group environment you will be encouraged to actively participate in discussions that are focused and relevant to your experience

Group Session events are held monthly, or more frequently if needed.

Event requirements

To be eligible you must meet all the following requirements:

  • Be residing in South Australia;
  • Hold a State nominated visa;
  • Are a recently arrived migrant (less than two years since you arrived or granted a State nominated visa in the last two years);
  • Be unemployed, underemployed or not working in your area of skill;
  • Have recent employment history in skilled work; 
  • Have recently attended a Job Essentials for Migrants workshop. 
  • Be an active job seeker with an employment action plan 

Before you attend

  • Have an employment Action Plan and commenced to clearly identify and implement job search strategies relevant to your industry
  • Be prepared to share your job search experience in discussion with others

How to register

  • Log onto the Immigration SA Apply website, workshops will be listed under 'Events' on your client page
  • Click on “Group session" to register, selecting a suitable date.

Your responsibilities

  • All state nominated primary applicants and their skilled partners can access job support 
  • You are encouraged to register for supports within the first three months of arrival in South Australia or visa grant if already located in SA.
  • Places are limited. If you cannot attend, you must cancel and or reschedule your booking.
  • You should also read the privacy policy and disclaimer statement on this website.

Spotlight Seminars

Keeping your job search skills current is essential to successful job hunting. Throughout the year we provide presentations on topical issues and trends to improve your job search skills.

Events are held bi-monthly or as advertised.

 

Event requirements

  1.  Must be eligible for employment support
  2.  Attended Job Essentials for Migrants workshop

Before you attend

  • Keep your contact details current

How to register

  • On invitation, confirm your participation by registering your attendance. 

Your responsibilities

  • All state nominated primary applicants and their skilled partners can access support 
  • You are encouraged to register for supports within the first three months of arrival in South Australia or visa grant if already located in SA.
  • Places are limited. If you cannot attend, you must cancel and or reschedule your booking.
  • No children allowed. 

Individualised Assistance

Immigration SA Skilled Arrival Services offers new arrived State Nominated South Australians with job support. If you need to meet with a specialist officer to discuss your job search you can arrange a consultation by appointment. This may be related to interview preparation, employment action plan review or more complex matters such as extensive barriers with your employment search.

 

Requirements

  1. Meet suitability. You have participated in Job Essentials for Migrants workshop and developed and implemented an Employment Action plan, including an updated resume/CV.
  2. Consultations are by appointment only.

Before you attend

  1. Update your Employment Action Plan 
  2. Provide a summary of the issues you are experiencing. 
  3. If your meeting is related job interview preparation, you must provide a copy of the job advertisement and your job application, resume and cover letter.

How to register

  • Log onto the Immigration SA Apply website, on your client and click on “Submit enquiry” to request a meeting.
  • Upload your updated Employment Action Plan and Resume/CV.

Your responsibilities

  • All state nominated primary applicants and their skilled partners can access support 
  • You are encouraged to register for supports within the first three months of arrival in South Australia or visa grant if already located in SA.
  • Places are limited. If you cannot attend, you must cancel and or reschedule your booking. 
  • Ensure you read the privacy policy and disclaimer statement on this website.

Resources & Downloads

Understanding visa holders work rights
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Searching and preparing for a job
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