Australian Immigrants are a complex phenomenon. What brings with migration is a settlement and integration related challenges to immigrants.
The major challenges faced by Australian Immigrants:
- language barrier;
- changing power dynamics and gender roles;
- intergenerational acculturation gap;
- changing social-economic and employment status;
- changing social capital;
- isolation from the social group;
- identity recognition particularly to male humanitarian immigrants;
Major barriers to integration are identified as cultural barriers, English language, lack of recognition of prior educational achievements, qualifications and work experience, and limited avenues to gain local work experience.
While migrants try to navigate the new culture of Australia, the younger generation tends to move away from his/her original culture. The younger generation adapts Australian culture much faster than their parents, while their parents are struggling to adapt.
Mismatched skills and jobs
Immigrants struggle to secure jobs that matched their skill set, experience and qualifications. This can be because their qualifications are not recognised in Australia, meaning migrants are over-qualified for the jobs they take. But the study has also shown there is a large proportion of immigrants that made business success despite the mismatched skill set.
Skill recognition for successful career
Different country has the different standard for most of the occupation. Australia adopts the occupation standard in ANZSCO. Some countries might not be some formal recognition system.
In some countries, a chef or tailor is a skilled occupation, but in Australia, it is a very skillful occupation. The new immigrants often need to take their skills collectively to be recognised in Australia occupation system in order to get a job or license. Sometimes a short training by Australian institution is necessary to get your skills recognised.
Our lawyers in Expatlawyers are expert in skill recognition for immigrants. No matter what occupation or skills you were in your original country, we can help you to get it recognised. It might be just a simple step to open a new door for your career in Australia. Please Contact Us to know how.