Job Guide

Work permits and rights

You have 20 hours work rights as a fulltime student and same to the dependent of bachelor degree. However, there are unlimited work hours provided to the dependents of Master degree students and to those who hold a bridging visa or a temporary resident visa. You are allowed to work fulltime during your study breaks.

Work types

Full-time, Part-time, Casual, Contract type of works are available in Australia

Pay rates

Depending on the type of work normal pay rates are minimum from A$16.50 per hour. On weekends (normally Sunday) and the public holidays  you are paid higher than weekdays and other normal days.


Tax File Number (TFN) and Australian Business Number (ABN) are the basics to be employed. Your employer will use your TFN to pay if you are working on wages or they will use your ABN if you are being hired on a contract basis. You have to obtain one before you go  to find a job. You can get it done online. Click to get your  TFN and/ or ABN.


There are hundreds of resume formats. However, Australian employers would like to see precisely  industry-based experiences on your resume. Your experiences from your previous paid or volunteer work would definitely count on getting a job in Australia. Try to market your skills from your resume. Click here to get a resume template.

Choosing industry

It is great fun to work in any industry in Australia. It is good to have diverse experience working in the different industry. You may want to work in the industry relevant  to the course you are studying. If so, you need to do a thorough research  on that. You should keep an eye on different job advertisements.

How to find a job?

Three tips:

  1. Network
  2. Research
  3. Approach

A few job advertisers in Australia

How to prepare an Australian resume?

The Hidden Job Market in Australia