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Working in Geelong

Are you an international student looking for work?

Thursday, 13 July 2017

There are several reasons you might want to work part time while studying in Geelong such as assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience.

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours (every two weeks) during class semester time, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. However, before you undertake any paid work you need to check your visa allows it. Find out more at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

Industries that may have part time employment opportunities, include:

Retail - supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
Hospitality - cafes, bars and restaurants.
Tourism - hotels and motels.
Agricultural - farming and fruit-picking.
Sales and telemarketing.
Administration or Clerical roles.

Paid or unpaid internships or volunteering can also be a great way to get exposure in your field of study.Volunteering is also a great way to give back to the community and make friends.

But do you know where to look for a job? Do you know your work rights? Do you know what employers expect of workers in Australia?

For answers to these questions and more helpful tips, come along to Study Geelong's International Student Jobs Information Session.

Thursday 3rd August , 2017
4:30pm arrival for 5:00-7:00pm event
@ Geelong Library, Level 5, 51 Little Malop St
Bookings are essential by Friday, 28th July

It is a free, fun and informative session about working in Australia. Get informed, clear your doubts and get to network with peers while enjoying great food.

You will get to know:

  • A lawyer will explain students’ rights & obligations and provide practical tips about what to do if you’re not treated fairly at work
  • An employer will share what they look for in an employee and a job application
  • Students with casual/part time jobs and volunteers will share their experiences
  • Discover resources and services to help you get a job

To book click here