For Labour Market Testing, it is
important that you write the perfect job description to ensure that you
are attracting the right applicants. When submitting the Labour
Market Testing Report to the Department of Immigration and Border
Protection, DIBP, a case officer will not only look at the ‘Applicant
Review Summary’ but also at the role, responsibilities as well as
requirements that are on the job advertisements.
It is important to note that the job description for Labour Market
Testing should be written in line with that of Australian and New
Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, ANZSCO.
To write the perfect job description, you would need to include
Information of the Hiring Company
By providing information of the hiring
company, applicants will have a better idea of the industry that
they are applying for.
Keep in mind to include the three main points:
Location, Industry & Company’s vision (if any)
The Position allows the applicants to have a
brief insight to the responsibilities.
The Position also affects the success rate of
the nominee. As different positions have different
responsibilities, it is vital that you choose the right position
that is the most suitable for the business.
It should be brief and accurately describe the
An accurate and concise statement of the
contribution of the job makes to the company. It should not
exceed more than two sentences.
Most online job search platform do not
showcase the full job description on the initial search page,
therefore it is essential that the sentences clearly describe the
This is one of the most important parts of the
job description as it describes the daily tasks and job scope of
Use clear and simple English when writing the
description/ responsibilities as it will allow potential
applicants to understand what the role entails.
The description/ responsibilities have to be
consistent with both the company’s and of ANZSCO’s. However, it
should not be copied and pasted directly from ANZSCO.
The requirements can include specific
skills, types and amounts of work experience, personal qualities,
educational credentials, professional certifications, or areas of
The requirement has to be written in line with
that of ANZSCO's as well.
The words used should be specific in order to
attract the right applicants
Instead of ‘Tertiary Qualification’, where
graduates from all different major may apply, use ‘Bachelor
of Science in Business Administration’.
Do not use vague words such as ‘Relevant’, be
precise, use ‘3 Years of Experience as a Cook in an
Indian Restaurant’ instead.
An additional point to add when creating the perfect job description is
to use key words. Instead of using less commonly known words, such as
‘Educators’, use ‘Teachers’ instead. This will help with the search
function where the most relevant keyword will appear higher in the
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