Find out what life is like when working in Australia! Essential information for those looking for work opportunities abroad.
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How to live in Australia legally
To be able to work in Australia and live there legally, you need to have a good resume. The worker in Australia competes directly with those from other countries, so good preparation is required.
How to get a visa and working in Australia
There are basically 3 types of visas for you:
- Student Visa
- Sponsor Visa (work visa)
- Visas for recent graduates
What you want, as a worker in Australia and reside there, is the Sponsor Visa.
You will usually need a sponsor’s license to hire someone to work for you from outside the UK. This includes unpaid work, such as running a charity, and sponsoring someone does not guarantee that they will get a visa to work for you in the UK.
Australia is part of the United Kingdom
It should also be remembered that Australia is part of the United Kingdom, with Queen Elisabeth as his head of state.(Currently King Charles the 3rd)
What breakfast is like in Australia
Breakfast can be light and cold (cereal, toast, coffee) or heavy and hot (bacon, eggs, sausage, fried tomatoes).
Australians like to eat outdoors. A barbecue or picnic is a typical ‘Aussie’ way to enjoy a weekend meal.
The main meal of the Australian is dinner, this is when they eat food, because at lunch they usually eat sandwiches or salad.
Average Wage of a Worker in Australia and Holidays in Australia
The current national minimum wage is US $19.49 per hour, or US $740.80 per week, or about US $2,962.48 per month. And as for vacations, Australian workers can rest for 4 weeks.
Is there a public holiday in Australia?
Yes, 8 days of holiday.
Worker Benefits in Australia
10 days of sick leave per year to the worker in Australia.
There is a health care system that is called the Medicare Levy, which gives workers in Australia access to free or low-cost medical, hospital care. It also allows free or subsidized treatment by medical professionals, including specialists and some specific dental services. It is discounted from the payroll, so it is mandatory. As well as, the discount of our INSS.
Severance pay for employees who have worked for at least 12 continuous months, which can be at least 4 weeks for those who have worked from 1 to 2 years. And a maximum of 12 weeks for those who have worked 10 years or more. This indemnity is equivalent to our unemployment insurance.
Australians must also give or be given notice of termination of employment, being a minimum of 1 week for those who have worked less than 1 year, and a maximum of 4 weeks for those who have worked more than 5 years. If an employee is over 45 years of age and has completed at least 2 years of continuous employment, they must receive or pay 1 extra week of notice.
By law, employers are required to pay a “retirement guarantee” contribution to a designated retirement fund for their employees at 9.5% of their wages and salaries. Employees can choose to make extra voluntary contributions to their retirement and receive tax benefits for doing so (not mandatory).
About hours worked
In Australia workers must devote 38 hours a week to their company. Therefore, people there work 6 hours less than here in Brazil.
Public Transport in Australia
Public transport in Australia offers four main options: train, bus, ferry and streetcar. There some capitals offer reusable smart cards to be used in public transportation, the same card can be used in trains, streetcars and buses.
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