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Re: [SLUG] OT Jobs in Sydney Australia
- To: leei@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] OT Jobs in Sydney Australia
- From: Jacinta Richardson <jarich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 11:12:30 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Perl Training Australia Pty Ltd
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I wanted to find out if there are jobs available in Australia for a junior
Linux systems admin more than likely in the Sydney area.
I do not have any Linux certifications but I am working towards my LPI 101.
It may be worth your while to join Australia's system administration industry
body: SAGE-AU. As an international member you'd join as an associate rather
than a full member, and I believe the fees are correspondingly less. This is a
particularly good resource as many businesses advertise system administration
jobs for all levels to the SAGE-AU jobs list. It's also a good resource for
help with system administration problems and issues.
For more information visit: http://www.sage-au.org.au/
I believe that SLUG has a jobs list that you may find of use:
Linux Australia also has a jobs list:
and a jobs database:
Be aware, that unless you come with impressive credentials, or unless you're
being hired by a big company; you may not be offered immigration support. Most
businesses in Australia have no idea what they have to do to sponsor your visa
or anything like that. You should also research our tax structure, costs of
living (especially in Sydney), superannuation etc so that you can ensure you'll
be able to support yourself.
For visa information and the like you might want to start here:
I have no idea whether Australia is particularly short of junior system
administrators, although we are short of system administrators in general. For
a company to sponsor you, they need to show evidence that they could not fill
the role from within the country. Junior roles are probably easier to fill than
senior roles, so the more experience you can get before you come over, the
easier it will be for you and your future employer.
All the best,