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1. Posted by sunshine24 (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

After spending time travelling around Australia I would really like to gain sponsorship to work there (I dont want to be restricted to a WHV and have to return after a year) but as I have only worked in an administrative capacity (not exactly something that is on the skills in demand list) for a number of years within the public sector would this be possible?

I have been looking through the NSW Government jobsite and I read somewhere that they have the authority to sponsor people to work for them and I was wondering, if I were to apply for one of the jobs that does not require you to be an Australian citizen/resident would there ever be the possiblity of them agreeing to sponsorship if I showed my worth??

Has anyone come across this or have any information that might be useful.

2. Posted by LusciousLu (Budding Member 72 posts) 8y

When I was out there 3 years ago visiting my sis, her chum was working just as a receptionist in a beauticians in Bondi Junction and they offered her sponsorship with no qualms whatsoever. I dont think she took it as she wanted a bit more to do for 4 years but it was nice to see how potentially easy it could be.

I want sponsorship but unfortuneately the area I want work in is government funded and only yearly so I dont stand a chance there. So its an MA at a uni there to get the points needed to tip me over into residency as the main option for me!

I think having some good skills does help with the sponsorship application but I would hazard a guess, its where you end up working and their attitude and whether they like you and can see you as a potential to invest in...so pot luck probably.

Good luck though.

AND do you know that if you get 3 months recognised agricultural/regional work under your belt in your first year, you can extend for a second year? It DOESNT just have to be fruit picking either...a stint WWOOFing counts as 'regional work'

Have a look into it if you want more than a year's fun in the good land.

3. Posted by hels82 (Full Member 96 posts) 8y

Iv posted elsewhere about getting sponsored but thought id just chip in here to say that iv actually been sponsored in a government job. It is a skilled position though-immigration have a list of occupations eligible under their sponsorship visa

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/occupations.pdf

Good luck

Hels