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With your student visa, you can work 20 hours a week while studying and 40 hours a week on vacation.

On average, in Australia, payments are between AUD $ 18 - AUD $ 25 per hour and are made weekly or biweekly.

By working and studying you can pay your expenses and save money to travel! There are different areas in which it will be easier for you to find work as an international student, for example, as a barista, bartender, waitress, gardener, babysitter or in customer service.

Some students find jobs in the institutions where they study. There are many possibilities for work in Australia, the important thing is that you keep in mind that everything depends on you. If you have a good level of English the possibilities will be better and you will have a better payment and also a more exciting job.

You can sign up for our EduJobs newsletter, to receive weekly the best job offers from different cities in Australia. Your search will be even easier!

Frequently Asked Questions

In Australia, can I work while I am studying?

Yes! This is one of the main advantages, your student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours per week during classes and up to 40 hours per week on vacation.

What are the requirements to work in Australia?

To work in Australia, the most important thing is your desire, effort, dedication, and attitude. The general requirements are:

  • To be over 18 years old.
  • Have a visa that allows you to work, like a student visa.
  • Have the TFN and / or the ABN.
  • Have an Australian bank account.
  • You may need a certain level of English, depending on the type of job. But, don't worry, you can find a job even if you are just learning to speak English.
  • You may also be asked for a special certificate to work in some industries, such as food handling, construction, among others.
Can I support myself financially by working 20h a week?

Yes, it is possible. Although there are variables that you should keep in mind, such as your level of expenses, that's why we suggest being very organized with your finances.

What kind of work can I find in Australia?

Keep in mind that the type and quality of your job will depend on your level of English and your attitude. You can find a job as a waiter, cleaner, bartender, barista, delivery, and you can even find a job in your field with a good level of English, and of course a lot of discipline and effort.

We recommend that you open to the possibilities because each job is an opportunity to improve your English, meet new people and learn a lot. Additionally, in Educonnecting we support you on this matter. We have free workshops every week so you can have new skills and improve your chances to find a job.

What is the minimum wage in Australia?

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As of July 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Australia is AUD 740.80 per week, which equals AUD 18.93/ hour. This is one of the main advantages of this country, Australia offers a good quality of life and many possibilities for foreigners.

Where can I search for a job?

You can search for a job on the national or local newspaper, also on specialized websites, and even posters in commercial stores. However, one of the most used ways among students is through their contacts, mostly, people they meet during their studies. In Educonnecting we support you, so you can subscribe to our Edujobs newsletter, where we will send you several job offers that we have searched and filtered for our students.


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