Immigration SA can assist skilled migrants search for work within their area of expertise. 

Once you have arrived in South Australia for your permanent settlement and registered as an Immigration SA client you are encouraged to register to attend a series FREE information sessions and employment focused workshops and seminars. 

The employment sessions are designed to help you understand the local labour market and develop strategies that are essential to competing effectively in the South Australian job market.

Job Essentials Workshop

This practical half day workshop is designed to provide you with an orientation to the South Australian labour market. During the workshop you will be provided with information about industry trends, employer expectations, as well as learn about and develop strategies to make your job search targeted and effective.

You will:

  • Learn about local employer expectations and industry skills requirements
  • Learn about the multiple job search strategies needed for effective job search
  • Increase your understanding of the job search, recruitment and application writing processes used in South Australia and how they differ from other countries
  • Develop techniques to ‘localise’ your experience
  • Commence an Employment Action Plan to apply the strategies needed to achieve your employment goal.

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

Job Essentials 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;
  • Have recently arrived in South Australia (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 Workshop

This half day practical workshop is designed to build your confidence and develop an understanding of what local employers look for in interviews. During the workshop you will learn about the various types of interview processes and develop techniques and strategies to assist you to improve your interview performance. 

You will:

  • Understand the purpose of professional interviews
  • Learn about the different type of interviews processes
  • Develop techniques and strategies for interview preparation
  • Discuss the most commonly asked questions 
  • Understand employer intentions and evaluation processes
  • Practice interview questions and how to prepare your responses

​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
  • Have recently arrived in South Australia (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 skilled employment history
  • Be registered or recently attended a Job Essentials 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.

Spotlight Seminars

These seminars are designed to provide up to date information on key job search trends, industry specific themes and keep your job search on track. Seminars invite guest speakers to provide industry insights and focus on increasing skilled migrants access to their area of expertise. 

Events are held as advertised.

 

Event requirements

  1.  Must be eligible for employment support
  2.  Have attended Job Essentials 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 can offer individualised employment support to newly arrived state nominated skilled migrants. Individualised support with an Employment Consultant are determined on a case by case basis. Consultation may be related to interview preparation, employment action plan review or more complex matters such as extensive challenges and or barriers to employment.

Requirements

  1. Meet suitability. Have participated in Job Essentials workshop and developed and implemented an Employment Action plan, including an updated resume.
  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.

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