As an international student in Australia, you may be interested in finding part-time work to supplement your income, gain relevant experience and to make the most of your time in the country. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities available for overseas students to work while studying in Australia.
In order to work while studying in Australia, you must first obtain the relevant visa. The Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408) is the most common visa for international students who want to work in Australia. This visa allows you to work in Australia for up to 40 hours per fortnight (two weeks) while studying and up to 40 hours per week during holidays.
Once you have obtained the necessary visa, you will need to find a suitable job. Many international students find part-time work in hospitality, retail, customer service or administrative roles. These positions tend to be flexible and allow you to work around your studies. You can also find work through student recruitment agencies or job websites such as Seek and Indeed.
It’s important to remember that as an international student, there are certain restrictions on the type of work you can do. For example, you are not allowed to work in any job that would take away employment opportunities from local Australians. You must also abide by the relevant minimum wage and working conditions requirements.
In general, the prospects for overseas students to obtain part-time work in Australia while studying are good. With the right visa and a bit of research, you should be able to find a suitable job to help you make the most of your time in Australia.