07 November 2007
Western Australian recruits conservation workers for Australian immigration
The Western Australian state government is running a campaign to attract people from overseas with conservation, biodiversity and environmental protection qualifications to apply for Australian visas and work for the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).
Environment minister David Templeman said there is a high demand for people with conservation qualifications and highlighted the severe skills shortage being experienced across the state.
"Western Australia is booming, with the nation's lowest unemployment rate of about three per cent, generating a severe skills shortage across many fields throughout the state," he said.
"DEC has taken a proactive approach to combat this and ensure the long-term delivery of services such as protection of air and water quality, industrial licensing and waste management, as well as biodiversity conservation and the management of marine and terrestrial conservation reserves and parks."
The recruitment drive emphasises the benefits of working for the DEC, including the variety of jobs available, attractive salary packages, flexible working arrangements, excellent career development programs, health and lifestyle programmes.
Australia needs skilled conservation workers: Anyone interested in Australian immigration should begin by completing the Australian Visa Bureau's online Australian visa application to see if they meet the Australian visa requirements.