December 8, 2020
Many international students look for part-time work while they study in Australia.
The extra spending money to support your experience living in Australia can help you discover this wonderful country and meet other students and locals. It’s also a great way to improve your English, build your confidence and make new friends.
Some of the best ways to look for part-time work are:
International students have the same workplace protections as all Australian workers and are entitled to safe and fair workplaces.
A great place to work
Australia is a great place to work as an international student. You may choose to work while you are studying. This can be an option to earn extra spending money and get a taste of the local culture. Here are a few things to remember:
Ideal work for students
The flexible hours and large number of opportunities in these industries make these ideal for students:
Expand your work experience through volunteer work and internships
There are also charities and non-government organisations which offer volunteer work for students – a great way to meet people, gain hands-on work experience and contribute to the community.
For more information, start here: govolunteer.com.au.
For volunteer opportunities in each state and territory visit:
Your education provider will usually offer a range of internship, work experience and volunteer opportunities. Many cities and states also develop and manage internship programs or student entrepreneurship programs to get you on your way to start your own business. Austrade’s Innovation in Employability report summarises these programs and shares some great success stories.
Holiday work in Australia
Australia offers several different types of visas for international students which allow you to work while you are holidaying or studying here. The Department of Home Affairs website has more information on working holiday visas.
Working in Australia after you graduate
If you’re interested in staying in Australia to work after you graduate, you’ll need to get a new working visa before your student visa expires. As a graduated international student you may be eligible for:
Contact us on 02 8188 0740 for more information.