Working in Australia
After reviewing this section you should know most of what you’ll need to work in Australia while you are an international student and after you graduate. Working in Australia is very easy to do while you are a student – after graduation, it's more difficult. Remember, as an international student, you should never expect to live on the money you make while studying, but the extra income can certainly help you meet your financial needs.
Learn the rules governing how much you can work while studying in Australia. As a general rule, students can work for up to 20 hours per week while school is in session, and full time during school breaks.
Find out about receiving permission to work, obtaining a tax file number, opening a bank account, etc. - all the practicalities you need to start earning that paycheck!
Get practical advice on landing a job in Australia, including the kinds of jobs you can expect to get, potential wages, where to look for jobs, and how to maintain your best foot forward when you do land one.
After graduation, many international students want to stay in Australia and work. This section has helpful information as international graduates plan to extend their stay in Australia.