The Working Holiday

working holidayYour laptop is open, and there’s pages on Australia flashing across the screen. Everything from Sydney to Perth and back again sounds appealing, and you’re ready to jump on the next plane over. But what if you don’t have the cash to sustain your travels in the land down-under? The country looks great, but you won’t see much if you’re saving your pennies milling around Sydney. This, my friends, is exactly where a working holiday comes into the equation. You get to travel, you work and save money, and you have one hell of an unforgettable experience! Australia is a fantastic country to work in, and is only a few hours away from everywhere else in the country. You can hop on a plane to Melbourne on Friday afternoon,  and fly home on Sunday. Pop over to Alice Springs one weekend on your working holiday – its only a few hours away! When you want a working holiday, Australia is it. You’ll find everything you’re looking for, and more.

Hospitality working holiday

working holidaySo you’ve tried your hand at pouring a beer and want to bartend your way around Oz? Too easy. Most hospitality industries will require a few basics, such as your Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate. Each state in Australia has its own version of an RSA, but there are companies who help by training you before you come over. TCP Training offers an online RSA course that is valid in all states of Australia. Hospitality industries love travellers, so any restaurant, bar or nightclub will be happy to check out your resume. There are also a number of agencies that can line you up with a job before you commence your working holiday, if you prefer guaranteed employment.

Health care working holiday

Are you already qualified as a doctor or nurse? There are a number of ways you can secure employment in Australia, that can eventually lead to full-time work and residency – in case you fall in love with the sunny country. Intensive care nurse jobs in Sydney or Melbourne are becoming some of the most popular professions for travellers in Australia. Plexus Recruitment is one of the agencies dedicated to providing employment for qualified nurses. Both local Australians and nurses from abroad are encouraged to go through Plexus for the simplest ways to find Nurse Jobs. They offer a free recruitment service for overseas nurses wanting to work in Australia, as well as a registration and migration team to set you up with your visa.

working holidayTravel and tourism working holiday

If you’re looking for a way to incorporate travel with work, there are stacks of jobs that get you on the move. Tourism jobs are a great way to meet new people and get paid to take others on treks around Australia. Mojo Surf runs surf trips up the east coast of Australia, and involves showing other travellers a good time. They have flexible hours, flexible roles, and a whole lot of fun times. If you want to experience the country life, jobs as fruit pickers and farm hands are a great way to see some of the raw outback experiences of Australia. As a working holiday traveller, you can work with them for a short period, before moving on to somewhere else. Queensland fruit picking jobs would be the pick of the bunch, because its always sunny in the sunshine state.

Going on a working holiday in Australia is one experience you’ll never forget. The friends you’ll meet, the places you’ll see and the adventures you’ll have make a working holiday the perfect option. Applying for a working holiday visa is easy, and gives you the opportunity to earn money in fun settings, while supporting your travels around Oz. So stop browsing the Australian tourism pages, and book your flight over already!

About Sam Oldfield

Growing up in Santa Cruz, California, I was a keen surfer and beach junkie from early on. My first overseas trip was to the Caribbean, and I've been chasing the summer sun ever since. I wrapped up my media degree at uni, and decided to move to Australia. The land downunder is full of beaches, babes and brilliant adventures. I'm just hitch-hiking my way around this sunny paradise, one travel blog at a time.
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