Melb Int'l Student Week – Australian Workplace Culture and Etiquette

Discuss behavioural norms, slang, dress codes and more to prepare for working in Australia as an international student.

Do you want to know more about Australian workplace etiquette?

What does it mean when an employer tells you to dress in 'smart casual'?

What should you anticipate during the ‘onboarding process' when commencing a new role?

How can you deal with conflict or an uncomfortable situation in the workplace?

This workshop will provide an understanding of how Australian workplaces operate, explore common behaviours you should expect from your colleagues and explain other distinctive Australian workplace cultural norms. There will be an opportunity during the workshop to ask questions about etiquette in the workplace and how to navigate workplaces.


  • Common organisation dress codes and what they mean
  • Workplace communication and slang
  • Expected workplace behaviour
  • Australian workplace norms.


Date, times & location

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Times: 12-1pm AEST

Location: online and Job Shop (Building 10, Level 4, Room 70 – Melbourne City campus).

Attend this event in your home country

Students based in Vietnam and Malaysia can join this event by visiting a Study Melbourne Hub in your country and connecting through the live event stream. This is a great opportunity to connect with RMIT from your home country and make friends at the same time!

Join this event to make friends and learn all about working and gaining experience in Australia.

Vietnam: Find out more and register here

Malaysia: Find out more and register here.

About Melbourne International Student Week

This event is part of Melbourne International Student Week. Melbourne International Student Week is supported by Study Melbourne, City of Melbourne, and Jobs Victoria, and is an initiative of the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group Program.

Check out all the events and celebrations happening as part of Melbourne International Student Week.


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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.