Working part-time while can be a great way to help with the cost of living in Australia and also gain work experience in your field of study. You might like to consider:
- Paid work: opportunities include working in cafes, bars, restaurants and hotels, farming or fruit picking, or sales and administration roles
- Tutoring: if you have existing qualifications or professional work experience, you might be able to get casual or part-time work in your field
- Internships: paid or unpaid internships can be a great way to get exposure to professional, financial and creative industries
- Volunteering: there are many charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) in Australia and they always need volunteers to help out. It can be a great way to meet friends, get some hands on work experience and give back to the community
Most student visas let you work for up to 40 hours every two weeks during your course, and as many hours as you like during course breaks. You should double-check your visa before starting any paid work.