Posted on February 12, 2018

Highest minimum wages and one of the lowest unemployment rates worldwide makes it really easy for students to work and earn in Australia.


Australia has the minimum wage of 17.70$ per hour. As a student, while studying, you can work for 20 hours a week. 17.70$ is the minimum wage and with some decent skillset, you can easily get 30 - 40$ per hour. In your vacations there is no restriction on number of hours you can work. So when you have classes at university, you can earn about 680$ per week and in vacations students earn about 1400$ per week.


Following are the websites where you can browse a variety of jobs in Australia:


Do you need to pay Tax in Australia?

Depending on how much you earn, you are required to pay taxes in Australia. Once you have a residential address in Australia, you can apply for a Tax File Number on the Australian Taxation Office website. The taxes in Australia are meagre compared to what you will earn.

Some of the areas of employement for international students

  1. Hospitality: Working in Cafes, Restaurants etc
  2. Retail: Working in supermarkets
  3. Accounting jobs
  4. Nany Jobs: working as a Babysitter
  5. Consultancy jobs: working as a consultant for students comming from your home country
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