Working rights in Australia
In Australia we have strict rules to ensure employees are being paid and treated fairly.
If you are concerned that you are not receiving the right hourly rate or being provided with the correct entitlements, please contact Fair Work.
All cases remain confidential and advice is free.
Visa work information
International students are typically only allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight during the semester. During University holidays international students can work full time.
Not all Visas are the same. For more information and to ensure you are working in accordance with your individual visa requirements, please check the Australian government Studying in Australia website.
Where to find work
Not only do you benefit from experiencing another work culture but you can learn new skills to offer employers back home, giving you that certain edge.
You just never know where it can lead you. See the quick tips below for finding work and how to apply. If you have any further questions drop in to the Job Shop.
- Part-time work for international students quick tips (PDF)
- Careers events and workshops
- Resume writing quick tips (PDF)
- Writing application letters quick tips (PDF)
- Job search quick tips (PDF)
- Volunteering quick tips (PDF)
International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)
Explore the interactive online guides for international students by the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).