Labour Market Testing

Employers must provide evidence of recruitment efforts over the last 12 months. This includes at least two genuine advertising attempts to recruit qualified and experienced Australians.

Evidence should include:

  • One advertisement of national reach (i.e Seek)
  • One advertisement with a local reach (i.e business website, or in local media)

Other advertising requirements

Advertisements within Australia must be written in English and included the following information:

  • Title and description of the position (note: multiple positions in one advertisement are acceptable);
  • Skills or experience required for the position;
  • Salary range for the position if it is under AUD$96,400;
  • Employer/business name or name of the recruitment agency being used; and
  • Must state “full-time contract including living and working in the Goldfields DAMA region”.

Businesses must accept applications from job seekers for at least four weeks.

Terms and conditions of employment should be consistent with the Australian workplace law, and no less favourable than an Australian worker. Bringing in a Skilled Migrant is not about accessing 'cheap labour'. 

Where to advertise

There are many ways you can advertise the vacant positions, including:

  • Via a recruitment agency
  • Media channels and publications: 
    • newspapers (e.g. the West Australian newspaper, unfortunately, the Kalgoorlie Miner is not acceptable) 
    • professional and trade publications
    • industry associations’ newsletters
  • Online websites such as: 

Note: Facebook, Instagram and closed network/group advertising is not acceptable.

Quick Links

Job Active (Jobactive) Website for Employers and Job Seekers

Job Services Australia

Australian Apprenticeships

Job Services Directory for Employers and Job Seekers

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