Like many international students, you may choose to get a part time or casual job while you study in Australia. Working in Australia is a great way to enhance your student experience.
The Study Australia Employability Hub has a number of tools and resources to assist you to find work and understand your rights.
Changes to visa conditions
The Australian Government has temporarily removed the limit on student visa holders’ working hours. This measure will end on 30 June 2023 - visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.
Looking for work
Finding a part-time job that can fit in with your studies is important for many students. UOW offers a number of services that can help make finding work a little easier. Read this article to discover the 7 pathways available to help you find work. Some options include:
NSW Jobs Connect
Study NSW in partnership with SEEK has set up a program that connects international students with NSW employers to create more job opportunities.
To find out more, visit the website or watch this video.
Understanding your rights
As an international student working in Australia, you have the same protections as any Australian in the workplace. It is important that you know your rights in the workplace. Download the fact sheet and checklist to help you get ready to work while you study.
Further information on your workplace rights:
The Student Legal Clinic also provides free confidential legal advice to UOW students, including preliminary advice in relation to employment law.