Many international students seek part-time or casual work while they
study in Australia.
The extra spending money to support your living experience can help
you discover this wonderful country and meet other students in your
local community. It's also a great way to build your confidence and
make new friends.
While there are benefits to having employment while you study,
there are two things you must do:
Make sure you have enough time to balance your studies, job
and your wellbeing.
Check your visa status to ensure you are eligible to work
Checking your visa status
Australian student visa holders are eligible to work a maximum of
40 hours per fortnight during their study.
To check your visa rules, visit the
Department of Home Affairs
Where to look to find a job
In Australia, the best way to look for part-time or casual work are
Word of mouth – ask your friends or local community.
Your personal or professional networks and connections.
Job listing sites including:
Dedicated websites, job noticeboards and alumni groups at
your university or institution.
Professional recruitment companies.
Developing Employability Student Starter Kit
can help you take control of your employability and
International students have access to the same workplace
protections as all Australian employees and are entitled to safe
and fair workplaces.
what you should know about working in Australia (PDF 447.6KB) before you arrive.