Working in Melbourne, Victoria
International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while they are studying, and can work full time during their semester breaks.
Your rights at work
If your visa allows you to work while you are in Australia, you have the right to good working conditions and at least the minimum wage.
How to find a part-time job
Find part time jobs by searching the internet and talking to friends and to people at your university or college.
How to apply for a part-time job
Prepare a resume and cover letter and prepare for an interview. The Study Melbourne Student Centre offers a resume checking service.
There are graduate opportunities available in Victoria, across a range of industries and business types.
Paying tax in Australia
Understand what it means to be a Resident for tax purposes and whether you need to apply for a tax file number and pay tax in Victoria.
Superannuation is a way of saving money for retirement. If you have superannuation you may be able to claim the money when you go home.
Police checks and working with children
Your employer may ask you to arrange a national police check. If your job involves contact with children you may need a Working with Children check.
The Lead component of LIVE offers international students opportunities to develop leadership, governance and advocacy skills.
An internship gives you hands-on experience in the area of your study. You'll be doing real work, making connections and building your skills.
Volunteer work can be an excellent way to meet people, gain new skills and contribute to Melbourne life.