Tuesday, May 30, 2017

How International Students Can Find Part-time Work in Australia?

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How International Students Can Find Part Time

Can I work while studying in Australia? It’s the major question that pops up in mind of international students who are looking to study in Australia. As it helps to supplement the education and living expenses in Australia and also cover the costs for all those travel adventures. 

Well, it’s not only the best universities or laid back lifestyle that lured international students to choose Australia as their study destination but the opportunities also to gain work experience.

International students on student visa in Australia can work up to 40 hours every two weeks during course sessions and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.

Isn’t that great!

However, before planning to undertake any paid work in Australia, it is essential to know what kind of work student visa allows to do.

➤ Eligible Part-time Jobs on Australian Student Visa
There are many industries in Australia that offer part time employment to international students. This includes:
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Sales and telemarketing
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Administration or clerical roles
  • Tutoring
Those looking to gain valuable work experience can be part of:
Paid or unpaid internships: Internships are temporary placements in workplace and education institutions. It has always been a great way to get acquainted with different industries and gain accomplishments and enhance the resume.

➤ Volunteering
One can also learn valuable work skills by undertaking a voluntary work for charities or non-profit organizations. It not only great opportunity to get some hands on work experience but serve to the community as well.

➤ Take Note!
  • You cannot work in Australia if you are less than 18 years of age
  • You can only start working once your course has commenced
  • Voluntary or unpaid work should not be included in the limit of 40 hours per fortnight
➤ Ways to Find Work in Australia
Some of the common ways to find work in Australia are:
  • Online job portals and newspapers
  • Registering details at a recruitment firm
  • Contacting international students support staff to find out the institution offers.
➤ Rights for International Students in Australia
Every international student working in Australia has some basic rights at work including:
  • No unfair dismissal from the job
  • A minimum wage
  • Leave, break and rest periods
  • A safe and healthy work environment
If these benefits have also fascinated you to apply for a visa in Australia, you can get in touch with MARA agents in India to get your visa in the least possible time through an accurate assessment.

About the Author

Dharmendra Patel

Dharmendra Patel is a registered migration agent and director at Aussizz Group, a leading immigration and education consultancy having presence in Australia, India and UAE. For over 7 years, the consultancy has been serving people with quality services and support in all the areas of migration to Australia, Professional Year Program and IELTS and PTE coaching.


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