Job Sites: How to Find a Blue Collar Job on a Tropical Island

Job Sites: How to Find a Blue Collar Job on a Tropical Island

In the ‘Job Sites’ series we run over the major Australian Blue collar job sites from all over this big beautiful country of ours, plus a few other exotic locations.  In each post we include an Overview of the site, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, potential Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that may help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements – if there are any.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major job sites around Australia.

Note:  ‘Job Site’ articles are aimed to help workers looking for production, maintenance, shutdown and contracting work.  If you are looking for Major Construction Project Jobs you may want to check out our Major Project Articles.

List and Locations of Australian Tropical Islands

Below is a list of X Tropical Islands that as a blue collar worker you could potentially work at:

  • Norfolk Island – South Pacific Ocean – 2.5 hours flight from Sydney, NSW
  • Hamilton Island – Whitsunday Islands, QLD
  • Christmas Island – Indian Ocean – 4 hours flight from Perth, WA
  • Fraser Island – Coral Sea – 3 hours drive from Brisbane, QLD
  • Heron Island – Southern Great Barrier Reef – 3 hours by boat from Gladstone, QLD
  • Lord Howe Island – 2 hours NE from Sydney, NSW
  • Fitzroy Island – Off the coast of Cairns, QLD
  • Lizard Island – North of Cooktown, QLD
  • Daydream Island – Whitsunday Island, QLD
  • Groote Eylandt – Gulf of Carpentaria, NT
  • An Non-Australian Tropical Island – Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea

Occupations Potentially Required for Jobs on 
Tropical Islands

  • Instrumentation & Electrical Trades
  • Airconditioning Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Plumbing Trades
  • Mobile Plant Operators
  • Builders / Carpenters
  • Labourer / Trades Assistants / Handyman
  • Supervision

Qualifications to Potentially Help you get a Job on a Tropical Island

Potential Places to Search for Tropical Island Jobs

JOB WATCH @ Cribhut Premium

For the latest announcements, Major Project, Shut-down and Even-time roster jobs

Interstate Licence Recognition

A helpful tool to finding out whether your trade qualification needs mutual recognition when working interstate. Check out the Cribhut Daily post – Thinking about Working Interstate – Licence Recognition

Disclaimer: Cribhut Group is not an employer or recruiter for the above mentioned site, this article is provided for information purposes only.  Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.  

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