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IT Professionals in Australia

eldrinofsoalimeldrinofsoalim Posts: 5Member
edited January 2011 in Working in Australia
Hi! I would like to check if there are any IT professionals here from Australia. Just want to ask what the industry is like, job market, etc.

I'm planning to pursue a Masters of Information Technology Studies at ANU (1 year program) and was hoping I can get some advice on how to go about finding a job after the program.

Thanks!
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  • therealaidstherealaids SingaporePosts: 118Member
    After mo mag study try mo magsearch sa seek.com.au some companies are willing to accept, newly grad naman.
  • chickiechickie Posts: 5Member
    I would suggest you to study atleast 2 years. This will satisfy DIACs minimum requirement. I did 2 year study on Masters in IT as well. It took me a while to get a job related to my course. I finished October 2009 and got the job November 2010. My student visa was supposed to expire April 2010 but because I studied 2 years, I got the Graduate Temporary Resident where it allows you to stay in Australia for 18 months to work/study/Professional Year. I finished IT sa PI and had IT experience, the problem here (1) madami competition (Indians/South Americans); (2) They ask for Local Experience (3) Visa - if they ask you about the validity of your visa and nalaman nila it will expire soon, umaayaw na sila.

    Mas maganda din magstudy ka sa State na mataas ang demand ng IT. Any questions, let me know.
  • therealaidstherealaids SingaporePosts: 118Member
    edited January 2011
    Grabe idol ka chickie! Dami na rin pala nakapagmasters dyan. Musta yung schooling dyan? Hindi ba mahirap makisalamuha sa mga aussie classmates? :D thanks pala for sharing.
  • chickiechickie Posts: 5Member
    @therealaids, I did IT sa CQU in Brisbane, lahat kame International students. sa ibang UNI ata pwede mong maging classmates ang mga locals. Madali lang mag aral dito, walang masyadong pressure. Mas mura Masters dito kesa Bachelor. Bachelor = 3 yrs, 4 subjects per term. Masters = 2 yrs, 3 subjects.
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    @chickie im an IT too, tingin m b kung tutuloy ko ung gsm application nmin then swertehin maapptove e mas malaki ang chance ko mkahanap ng work? Salamat po sa info.

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  • chickiechickie Posts: 5Member
    @aolee, are you in PI? If you are, pa-assess ka muna sa ACS para malaman mo kung qualified ka to nominate IT and qualified to get 60 points. You might also want to consider IELTS. Once you get 60 points from ACS + 25 points ata for IELTS (if you get at least 7.0 on all bands), mataas ang chance to get 120 points. If you need more info, happy to help.
  • ethan_andrewethan_andrew CanberraPosts: 13Member
    Ask ko lng..wla bang parang pwde mgmaster thru online?
  • yheon_17yheon_17 Los AngelesPosts: 19Member
    Hi Chickie, Pano naman po ung mga IT na nagwowork sa SG? Any advice pano sila makakamove sa Au? Thanks!
  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    @yheon, Galing akong SG. nag pa-assess ako sa ACS, then application for ve175.
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    Hi bonzi nasa au ka na? Or still in process ung app mo?

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  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    nasa AU na ako. Nov 2010 ako dumating dito.
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    @bonzi wow galing nmam. Musta work mo dyan? Madali ba makahanap ng trabaho ang IT how bout web developement na work? Musta environment dyan, mahirap ba makisalamuha sa mga aussies?

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  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    @aolee, iba ang work env dito compared sa SG, kung sa Sg, puro urgent ang mga projects, dito hinde. pumapasok ang mga tao ng 8 at umuuwi ng 4. sa work ko, madaming asians. madali naman katrabaho ang aussies, pero kelangan magadjust ng konti lalo na kung sanay ka sa Singlish.
    i think madami naman opening for web, pero mostly contract positions
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    edited March 2011
    @bonzi Good am po, sori dami tanong. Ikaw pa lang kasi ang nakilala namin ditong dating taga sg na nakaputa dyan. :D pero ang swerte mo talaga.

    Ask ko lang sana, kasi nabasa ko sa ibang forums na ang AU daw e parang pinas na pinaganda sa lahat ng aspeto. Panu m pala macocompare ang security dyan vs s sg? Alam m naman sa sg kahit maglaptop ka sa mrt, maglabas ng cellphone sa daan umaga o gabi alam mong walang manghohold up sayo. Same rin ba ung security dyan compared d2?

    Another thing. Tungkol po sa sahod. Malaki pa rin ba take home mo dyan compared nung nagwowork k d2? Balita malaki daw ang tax kasi.

    Salamat po.

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  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    @aolee, medyo parang pinas din dito in terms of security, mas safe padin sa SG. halos everyday me nababasa ako sa news na me nahoholdup or nahaharass kung san san ( lalo na sa me train station). so iwas lng ako magpagabi sa labas.
    sa sahod naman, mas malaki un takehome ko dito compared sa SG kahet malaki un tax. ang mahirap lng, dahil contract ako, naka-daily rate ka, so pag holiday walang sahod.
    kung di ka ma-gimik at magluluto ka ng meals mo, mas makakapagsave ka dito. (8-10aud kse ang isang meal, walang 4sgd chicken rice dito! =P)
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    Walang chicken rice? Naku d ako mabubuhay nyan. Hehe, bigla ko nagutom a, makapag lau pa sat nga mamaya lunch hehe. Tenks bonzi sa magandang info na naibahagi mo :)

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  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    hehe. no probs.
    pm mo ako if me tanong ka pa=D
  • yheon_17yheon_17 Los AngelesPosts: 19Member
    @Bonzi Thanks! san po nagpapaassess ng ACS?
  • yheon_17yheon_17 Los AngelesPosts: 19Member
  • ziggyboyziggyboy SydneyPosts: 4Member
    @eldrinofsoalim The truth is that it's a bit tricky if you don't have local experience. Your likely path will be to find lower level IT work and work your way up. The job market also depends on the type of IT roles you are after--or more importantly, which ones you are qualified for.

    IT companies rarely sponsor foreigners mainly because there are enough IT professionals in Australia. Your best bet is to apply for residency and apply for work once you can stay permanently. Be minded that Australia is not the USA back before the GFC when they would sponsor anyone with an IT degree. The first thing they'll ask is if you have permanent resident visa. Kung wala, they won't entertain you at all.

    As a general guideline, you should study for at least 2 years before you are qualified to apply for a PR visa. Good luck!
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    @ziggyboy i think that explains why I rarely find company that offers sponsorship. i think this scenario is not only happening there in Australia but as well as for other countries. thanks for the tip ziggyboy.

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  • yheon_17yheon_17 Los AngelesPosts: 19Member
    yep, i also agree ang hirap humanap ng company na nagooffer ng sponsorship :-(
  • ricky_ike28ricky_ike28 SingaporePosts: 9Member
    edited April 2011
    @aolee & @bonzi, same here! d2 aq ngaun sa Sg and plan to work there at Au by next year maybe. Any advise pls for civil engineering opportunities and basic life style dyan compare d2 sa Sg.

    Saka anu ung mga benefits (bonuses, leave, etc) na naproprovide ng company dyan? Lam naman natin d2 sa Sg n max 7 days per year lang ang leave pero binabawi natin sa MC.. hehe.. Meron po ba kaung narinig dyan n 1mo leave annually with pay ah (same like in UAE when I was there)

    Also, in PhP, magkano ung take home mu (net po) or kahit ung mga ibang kakilala mu dyan..

    Thanks! Hoping for your reply.. :D
  • aoleeaolee SingaporePosts: 571Member, De-activated
    @ricky_ike28 wala pa ko sa OZ, dito pa rin sa SG. try mo check tong thread na to

    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/comment/414#Comment_405

    may sample computation kame dyan comparing IT programmer job sa SG vs OZ.

    hindi cya concrete pero pwede mo kuhanan ng idea.

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  • ricky_ike28ricky_ike28 SingaporePosts: 9Member
    @aolee, thanks! i'll start reading now.. :D
  • indaydiegoindaydiego SingaporePosts: 43Member
    yehey meron po pala dating taga sg dito posters. nasa process pa lang po kami ng pagsubmit sa ACS. medyo nalilito pa sa statutory declaration kung ano dapat gawin. tanong ko lang po san kayo kumuha ng statutory declaration dito sa sg? kagagaling lang namin oz last week lang at parang ayaw na namin umuwi kasi nagenjoy talaga kids namin sa environment dun at winter pa kaya kahit malamig super nagenjoy. nagstay kami 3 days sa suburb malapit sa dural then 4 days sa sydney so nacompare namin kahit pano ang difference. dahil winter 5pm pa lang parang gabing gabi na eh dito sg 7pm maliwanag pa. sana meron po magreply ng tips sa statutory declaration. thanks in advance.
  • jayjee09jayjee09 SingaporePosts: 62Member
    Wow nkakainggit ka indaydiego. Hehe ask ko lang sana ganu katagal na kayo sa sg?
  • indaydiegoindaydiego SingaporePosts: 43Member
    medyo malapit na po kami magrenew ng pr dito sg. goodluck po sa tin lahat. God bless us more..
  • bonzibonzi MelbournePosts: 67Member
    ang dami palaga nasa SG dito. goodluck senyo!
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