Begin your work journey with Study Melbourne
Are you an international student applying for jobs at the moment? Do you need help with your resume? Or are you simply looking for career advice?
You'll find a range of programs, resources and advice to build the right skills and connections to take that next step in your career journey.
Attend free events, activities and programs to expand your network and enhance your career opportunities
Join Study Melbourne’s free events and programs to build job readiness skills, discover new experiences, make new friends, and build your networks.
Our initiatives are designed to help you develop your professional skills, connect to industry and employers and launch your career.
Advice for working in Victoria
Know your work rights
We ask an employment lawyer common questions about working in Victoria as an international student
How I landed a graduate job
Study Melbourne Ambassador Ravini Abey shares how she scored a graduate job at a global consulting firm – more than a year before she graduated!
Learn how Jason Chan, an international Deakin engineering graduate, is helping to transform an iconic Winchelsea agricultural engineering operation into one of the country's leading agricultural equipment manufacturing businesses.
What I learnt about work rights and building a career
Study Melbourne Ambassador Yi Su shares their takeaways on work rights and building a career after the workshop ‘Leading in Your Community’.
Top tips for securing a job in Australia
Finding a job can be tough. Study Melbourne Ambassador Ludi shares her tips to get ahead
- International Student Employment and Accommodation Legal Service (ISEALS) is for international students is free, independent and confidential, allowing you to speak with a lawyer about any employment or accommodation concerns. If you want to make an appointment or find out more, please contact our friendly staff by email at email@example.com or call 1800 056 449.
- Jobs Victoria offers support for international students with resources and tools to start working.
- Visit Jobs Victoria Mentors for Mentor services to receive support to gain employment available to international students until 30 June 2022.
- GradAustralia helps students find graduate positions and internships. They also produce the eBook Australia's Top 100 Graduate Employers, available for download from their website.
- To learn more about opportunities to volunteer, other people's journeys in volunteering, and other useful tips, read the page For Volunteers.
- Read the Fair Work Ombudsman fact sheet for international students about rights in the workplace.
- If you have a job in Australia you are entitled to receive the right pay and work conditions. Fairwork Australia has a calculator on their website that you can use to check what your employer should pay you.
- Work out your potential career pathways, identify any skill gaps and then help get you on the right path as quickly as possible using the Career Navigator.
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