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What does an Independent Contractor do?

Independent Contractors operate their own small business and contract their services out to other businesses. They include construction workers, trades people, business professionals, freelancers, and industry consultants.

As an Independent Contractor you’ll be hired by businesses or individuals who require your advice, skills and services. At the same time you’ll need to market your business, issue invoices, keep bookkeeping records, and submit returns to the Australian Taxation Office.

Independent Contractor Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Independent Contractor.

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How much do Independent Contractors earn?

As a Independent Contractor you’ll pay yourself a salary from the business profits. Salaries vary according to industry and business profitability, but $1,550 per week ($80,600 annual salary) before tax is a realistic wage for Independent Contractors at this time.

What are the job opportunities for Independent Contractors?

The 2016 census recorded more than 1 million independent contractors in Australia. More than 30% of Independent Contractors work in the construction industry, but many work in professional, scientific, and technical services.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

How do I become a Independent Contractor?

Independent Contractors need skills and qualifications specific to their industry or employment sector, but you’ll also need business and administration skills. We recommend the Certificate IV in Small Business Management.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Small Business.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au