WORK WHILE YOU STUDY
Students come to Australia from all parts of the world to study different courses in colleges and universities. It can often be a tough time settling in to a new country with new people. International students are allowed to work part-time( up to 20 hours per week) during the term/semester and full-time during vacations. It is always advisable to obtain a T.F.N. (Tax File Number) as soon as you arrive in Australia as employers will require this in order to pay your salary.
Part-time work usually pays enough to cover your living expenses, however it will not be enough to cover your tuition fees. The majority of casual work undertaken in Australia for students is within retail and hospitality industries (cafes, restaurants and bars).
BENEFITS OF PART-TIME WORK
- Earn pocket money
- Make new friends
- Improve your English
- Become more confident, take on responsibility
- Add to your resume – employers are looking for work experience
- Interact with Australians from different walks of life
TYPICAL PART-TIME JOBS FOR STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA
- Shop assistant
- Department store staff
- Kitchen Hand
- Clerical assistant
- Staff in fast food chains
- Supermarket staff
- Cinema staff
You can find some jobs via websites such as Gumtree, Spotjobs.com or Seek.com.au. These are popular job sites however there are often jobs advertised in shop windows etc.