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Eligibility to Work in Australia

Catholic Education Cairns is legally obliged to check and ensure that all workers who are engaged are an Australian citizen (or have appropriate work entitlements). 

An individual is eligible to work in Australia if they are: 

  • Australian citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • New Zealand citizens who entered Australia on a current New Zealand passport
  • Non-Australian citizens holding a valid visa with work entitlements (It is important to note that not all visas allow people to work in Australia) 

Under the legislation, it is not sufficient to simply ask a person if they are an Australian citizen. Therefore, you will be required to provided evidence of your eligibility to work in Australia upon employment. Your evidence of eligibility must be one of: 

  • A full Australian Birth Certificate
  • An Australian Citizenship Certificate
  • An Australian Passport
  • A valid visa permitting you to work for the duration of the position. 

Please visit: Immigration and citizenship