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Work while you study in Australia

With your student visa you can work while you study!

Work abroad! On average, payments in Australia are AUD 20.33 per hour or AUD 772.60 per week and are paid weekly or bi-weekly.

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

Some students find work in the institutions where they study. There are many job possibilities in Australia, keep in mind that it all depends on you. If you have a good level of English, your chances will get better and better, you will earn more money and you will be able to get a more exciting job according to your interests.

You can sign up for our EduJobs newsletter to receive the best job offers in different cities in Australia, making your search 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 while you study, so you will be able to cover your daily expenses and even save.

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 on that salary per 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, 2021, the minimum wage in Australia is $772.60 AUD per week, which is equivalent to AUD 20.33 per hour. This is one of the attractions of the country, Australia offers good quality of life and many possibilities for foreigners.

Where can I search for a job?

The national or local newspaper, specialized websites, posters in commercial premises, etc., are ways to look for and get a job in Australia. However, the most common method used by students is to ask the contacts they make during their studies. At Educonnecting we support you, you can subscribe to our Edujobs newsletter and we will send you the job offers we look for and profile for our students. Take advantage of the opportunities and work abroad!

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