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Employment Opportunities in Australia

Working part time during studies can be a great help to cover the cost of living in Australia and gain working experience

  • Working in cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, farming or fruit picking, or sales and administration roles
  • Tutoring to prospect students with existing qualifications or professional work experience, you might be able to get casual or part-time work in your field
  • Paid or unpaid internships can be a great way to get exposure to your relevant profession.
  • There are many charities and non-government organizations (NGOs) in Australia and they always need volunteers to help out.
While studying students are eligible to work part time 20 hours per week in order to meet your daily expenses and gain some work experience.  Each semester break (one month) students will get vacations where they can work full time.

You will need to get a Tax File Number (TFN) to work in Australia. You can visit the Australian Taxation Office website to find out more information on getting a TFN, as well as what tax you may need to pay.

Working Rights

Working force in Australia are entitled to below mentioned rights

  • Are paid a minimum wage
  • Can challenge if you are unfairly dismissed from a job
  • Can challenge if you are unfairly dismissed from a job
  • Enjoy a healthy and safe work environment

Working while you study

Sources to find a part time Job

  • Check newspapers for Job vacancies and online job sites such as SEEK
  • Check if institution/University has any job vacancies put up on notice-boards
  • Register your interest with a recruitment firm

Employment opportunities

As the first step the students’ visa type has to be changed. Once you complete a bachelor or masters degree you will be eligible to apply for a Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.

Your new employer may be able to sponsor you for a new visa.
Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect will help you to extend the visa in case you do not have an employer to sponsor.

When you are searching and selecting a job, do not rush and accept the first opportunity you get. It is better to get advice from your fellow senior students, senior faculty heads and do a little research on your own.

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