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Things to Consider When you Want Work and Study in Australia

Things to Consider When you Want Work and Study in Australia
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Work and Study in Australia, many Filipino students are given the opportunity to continue higher studies in foreign countries. Australia is one of the most favored countries of Filipino students. The good thing about studying in Australia is that the AU government offers financial assistance for international scholars. Filipino students can apply for government-funded scholarships like International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Endeavor Postgraduate Scholarship Awards, and Australia Awards Scholarships.

Another advantage of studying in Australia is that the student is given the chance to find a job or earn extra income. But there are several things to consider before a student can work while studying.

Basic requirements of working as part-time

  • The students must be a scholar of a study program approved by the government of Australia
  • Students who will work part-time should be a holder of an Overseas Student Health Cover or OSHC

International students holding a valid student visa can work a maximum of 20 hours a week while studying. During school vacations, the student can work with unlimited hours.

First-time international students are wondering if it is difficult to find a job in Australia. It’s not difficult to find a job if the student is resourceful. Always look for job postings either online, in newspapers, recruitment firms, and even on the school’s bulletin board.

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The job opportunities in Australia is unlimited especially for international students. Usually, students can find work in industries like hospitality, retail, services, and other specialized sectors. Likewise, you can also find a job depending on your skills and preference.

Listed below are the popular jobs suitable for international students:

  • Waiter
  • Sales assistant
  • Barista
  • Bartender
  • Language tutor
  • Cleaner
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Fruit picker
  • Food delivery
  • Telemarketer
  • Campus tour guide
  • Library assistant
  • Graphic designer
  • Babysitter
  • Photographer
  • Pet Groomer

How much a student can earn in work and study in Australia system?

The legal and standard rate per hour is $18.93 AUD equivalent to Php680. But the rate may also depend on the type of job and may vary from $50 to $80 AUD/hour. For easy processing of the payment, it is required to open a bank account. It is also important to secure a TFN so that you will be taxed properly.

Being an international student in Australia also gives the opportunity for your family to be with you. But you should declare your family members on your student visa and must be approved for sponsorship while you are studying.

The sponsored family member can work full-time if the student is pursuing a master’s degree. They cannot work unless the student program starts.

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