8 Hottest Jobs In Australia For Skilled And Unskilled Filipinos


The work culture in Australia is relatively more welcoming to the foreign immigrants compared to other developed countries. This is great news for the thousands of aspiring Filipino immigrants!


As an immigrant, you can avail the Employer Nomination Scheme to bring your family along with you. In particular, highly skilled immigrants are subjected to the points-based system. This system lets you obtain points for your fluency in English and other higher qualifications.


Employers can also sponsor your stay especially for the occupations which are highly in-demand today. On that note, here are the 8 Hottest Jobs In Australia For Skilled And Unskilled Filipinos:


1. Nurse


For the past 10 years, nurses have been sought-after in several countries including Australia. Nurses are not only responsible for treating the patients but also for giving emotional support to the patient’s family. On top of these responsibilities are piles of paperwork.


If you are cut out for the job, there are shortages on mental health and surgical nurses. Generally, the attractive salary starts at AU$55,617 or PHP1,963,178 per year! This goes way beyond what the Philippines’ healthcare system can offer.


2. Front-end Programmer


With a Year Over Year (YOY) growth of 50%, Front-End Programming is a skilled occupation that is increasingly trending in Australia. Front-end programmers are in charge of the scripts that Internet users interact with. Nowadays, it is necessary for a front-end programmer to handle codes in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


The demand is due to the ever expanding e-commerce industry in the country. In fact, Australia remains its position as one of the top ten e-markets in the world. People with knowledge, skills, and experience in this field can consider looking for tech jobs down under.


3. Carpenter


Carpenters are the individuals who build, install, assemble, and repair structures and fixtures. They follow blueprints and other specifications in order to achieve what the client desires. Due to the continued progression of the real-estate market as well as the construction industry in OZ, there has been an increasing demand for skilled carpenters.


The YOY growth is 40% while the minimum annual salary is AU$40,167 or PHP1,417,821 (on average)!


4. Forklift Driver


In lined with the e-market waves is an occupation that focuses on the distribution of the goods that companies sell online. I am referring to the forklift drivers. Forklift drivers are essential to both domestic and international shopping trends. They are the workers who move items around the warehouses, factories, storage yards, and other sites.


Working a job as a forklift driver may seem like a simple unskilled task but, it can be physically draining. Some workers are required to carry heavy objects in “awkward positions” (e.g., kneeling) because not everything can be lifted with a forklift. If your experiences are similar to these then, you better give this listing a shot!


5. Psychologist


Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes and its influence on human behavior. The increasing pressures slammed on the modern generations seems to be taking a toll on their mental health. This is why there is a need for Psychologists in Australia. Its strong growth is forecasted until 2017.


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For Filipino practitioners, the minimum requirement is a Masters degree. Worry not about the long years of schooling because you can potentially enjoy an annual salary of AU$49,715 to AU$107,929 (PHP1,754,848 to PHP3,809,696)!


6. Mining Jobs


Aside from the sectors mentioned above, the mining industry in Australia has been elevating at a rapid pace throughout the years. More and more unskilled job opportunities are up for grabs! If you are physically fit and suitable for hard labour then, you can be a mine labourer. For less demanding occupations, consider applying for trades assistant or fire sentry.


One of the main benefits of the mining industry is the outstanding salary that pays up to AU$150,000 a year (PHP5,294,725).


7. Child Care Coordinator


The shortage of people in the childcare sector may be due to the usual low wages which are incongruent with the weight of its jobs. However, if you are really determined to pursue a career in this field, you will be happy to know that the occupation of a Child Care Coordinator is listed on both the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL) and the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). This means that you can apply for any visas in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program.


A job as a Child Care Coordinator or a Child Care Center Manager entails planning, organizing, managing, and directing activities of a childcare center.


8. Account Manager


The YOY growth of account managers is 14%. You see, there will always be a role for people who demonstrate commercial wit and articulate the true nature of what they are selling. Growth for this role is expected to continue after 2016.


Account managers act as great representations of the business itself. The position entails providing customer support, account optimization, and technical assistance as well as developing a good professional relationship with the clients.

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It will delight you to know that the average annual pay for an account manager in Australia is AU$61,273 (PHP2,162,824).


Both skilled and unskilled workers are essential to the skeleton of the Australian economy. For higher chances of success, Filipinos and other aspiring foreign immigrants can try applying for the in-demand jobs mentioned above.

Anna Agoncillo

Anna is a Registered Psychometrician and a graduate of Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Earning a bachelor's degree with honors in Psychological Studies, lead her to a career of writing and teaching. She is also the author of the new book entitled Psychology of Love, Money, & Life.

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