How to Get a Job in Australia from Zimbabwe

To summarise, we can say that the word job refers to a particular employment role or position, such as cook, teacher or banker, whereas work refers in a more general way to activities that you do. Interestingly, all jobs involve work but doing work isn’t always part of a job.

Can I migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe?

The following checklist will enable you to work out (generally) whether you are able to migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe.

1 – Is your Occupation in Demand

Firstly, in order for any skilled migration to Australia from Zimbabwe to be successful, you’ll be required to have an Occupation in Demand, as specified in this list below.

Occupations In-Demand in Australia

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OccupationANZSCO Code
accommodation and hospitality managers141999
advertising manager131113
advertising specialist225111
Aeronautical Engineer233911
Agricultural Consultant234111
Agricultural Engineer233912
Agricultural Scientist234112
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber334112
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic342111
aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111
aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112
aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113
ambulance officer411111
anaesthetic technician311211
Analyst Programmer261311
animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199

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These Occupations are in Demand in Australia

2 – Immigration Points Score Required to Migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe

Once you’ve identified your occupation as an Occupation in Demand in Australia from the list above then we need to be able to identify at least 65 points on the Australian Immigration Points score list.

There are points awarded for many factors.  Each element is discussed below, follow along and determine your Australian Immigration Points score.

Australian Immigration Points Calculator

In order to migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe, you’ll definitely need 65 points though we will always work closely with you to maximize (and build on) your Australian Points Score.

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Age Points

18-24 (inclusive) 25

25-32 (inclusive) 30

33-39 (inclusive) 25

40-44 (inclusive) 15

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe English Language Points

Superior 20

Proficient 10

Competent 0

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Skilled Employment

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20

At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15

At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10

At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Overseas Skilled Employment

This is of particular benefit to ex-pats working in Zimbabwe as it awards points to applicants who have spent time working away from their home country for a certain period of time. For example, if you’ve lived and worked in Zimbabwe (or anywhere abroad) for eight years out of the last ten then you can add 15 points to your total.

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15

At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10

At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Education

PHD 20

Degree 15

Trade Certificate 10

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Education previously undertaken in Australia

If you’ve previously studied in Australia, then you’ll be able to claim extra points on the following basis:

One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement 5

If you also studied in Regional Australia, you can add further points 5

Contact us if you need to confirm which areas qualify for the Regional Area subsidy points.

Migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Credentialed Language Skills

If you can speak one of the community languages below, you can qualify for 5 extra points.  To gain points for Australian credentialed community languages, you must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the professional level.  To get this accreditation you need to take an examination with NAATI.


Immigrate to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for Professional Year in Australia

You can receive five points for having completed a Professional Year in Australia in the four years before you are invited to apply. This excludes Working Holidays.

Emigrate to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for a skilled spouse or partner

Once your spouse or partner secures a positive skills assessment (providing they also have an occupation on the demand list above) then add on a further 10 points.

If they have competent English add on 5 points.

Migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for STEM Qualifications

STEM Qualifications are Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and will generate 10 points.

Move to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for being Single

If you are planning on migrating to Australia from Zimbabwe on your own then award yourself 10 points.

Migrate to Australia from Zimbabwe Points for receiving a 190 Invitation to Apply

Receiving a nomination from an Australian State or Territory brings 5 extra points. If receiving a nomination from a State or Territory government or sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia then award yourself 15 Points.

Now add up all your points!

If you have reached 65 points we are ready for the next step.  If not, fill in our Free Visa Assessment to find out what other visas to Australia might be more suitable to your circumstances.  Australia has a large number of visas, almost 150 types of visas covering many circumstances.  So if these particular visas are not for you, that does not mean Australia does not have a visa to suit you.

How can I move to Australia from Zimbabwe?

How to migrate to Australia

  1. Step 1: Research your employment options. Getting work.
  2. Step 2: Apply for visa nomination (if required).
  3. Step 3: Apply for a visa.
  4. Step 4: Prepare to move.
  5. Step 5: Arrive and settle in.

How to apply for an Australian work visa from Zimbabwe?

For application-specific information please call the Home Affairs Global Service Centre on +61 2 6196 0196, open Monday to Friday 0900 to 1700 (local time). To update information on your visa application please upload documentation via your ImmiAccount. You may also use the online Enquiry Form.

What are the requirements to get a job in Australia?

To work legally in Australia, you need evidence of your right to work. This could be a visa, evidence of permanent resident status, an Australian or New Zealand passport, an Australian birth certificate or a certificate of Australian citizenship.

How can a foreigner get a job in Australia?

How to find a job in Australia

  1. Research your market. Some roles and skills are in high demand in Australia, and others are less so.
  2. Sort out your visa.
  3. Speak the lingo and learn about the culture.
  4. Tailor your resume and cover letter.
  5. Know your technology.
  6. Be prepared to take a step back.
  7. Understand how to apply.