Part-time Jobs in Australia for International Students

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Australia is a land of opportunities for those who are eager to broaden their horizon in regards to studying abroad and build their career out of what they learn and experience. Among the many opportunities found here, the universities allow their students to do part-time jobs in Australia to help them earn for themselves to help with their expenses. On average, an international student is eligible to work for 20 hours a week that can be split around their course timings to avoid overlapping work timings with their studies. 

Different Types of part-time Jobs in Australia

There are always jobs that play well into the strengths and interests of the students who seek to earn during their studies which could help them support with their expenses. Some of the popular different types of part-time jobs in Australia for students that are mostly found around campuses and universities are:

  • Retail – These jobs are from stores that sell any kind of goods such as from clothes to electronics which could be found from small shops, department stores or large departmental stores.
  • Hospitality – These jobs are found with employers who include cinemas, restaurants, bars, hotels, takeaway food stores and sporting venues.
  • Services – These jobs are given by employers from supermarkets, petrol stations, call centres, and various businesses requiring administration work.
  • Industry – Gaining employment in jobs in the industries related to the course that the student is pursuing can help them gain an in-depth understanding and experience of the intricacies of the work.

Highest Paying Part-time Jobs in Australia

The average part-time job salary in Australia is $70,298 per year or $39.05 per hour with the entry-level jobs that pay as low as $56,502 per year, all the while where experienced workers earn up to $161,363 per year.

Some of the highest paying jobs in Australia are:



Salary (minimum)


A piece of sound knowledge with the topics that are required to teach is necessary and the job can be done either offline or online.

$20 - $30 per hour as per experience


Driving for either Uber or for a school that requires less than 20 hours per week can be found. 

$15 and more per hour

Authorized agent (Travel guide)

A person who is passionate about travel and is knowledgeable about the local region can opt for helping others to explore the best places in and around the region and earn.

$50,000 and more per year

Waiter (restaurants, café, bars)

Those who are passionate about hospitality and serving others can opt for this part-time work as it garners not just the payment for the service rendered but also provides additional income through the means of tips.

$4 and above per hour (and $20 per hour as tips)


Working in a saloon can help you work at your comfortable timings and pace.

$10 per hour (tips are additional as per service rendered)

Mail Carrier

One of the simplest of jobs where you will have to deliver mails to the right destinations and at the same time provides a decent salary.

$19 and more on average per hour.

Personal Trainer

Being a personal trainer can help you earn based on the amount of experience. For training such as Yoga and Pilates, a licence is required to take private lessons online.

$20 and more per hour (varies with experience).

Part-Time Employment Rules In Australia For International Students

Different types of part-time jobs require the students to have a licence as a show of proof to ensure that they are qualified to meet the requirements of the job (medical, teaching assistant, physical trainer, software technician, etc).
For international students, the primary document as proof will be an active/valid Australia student visa with which the students can work for 20 hours per week while the schools/universities are in session. However, there is no set number of working hours during the recognised school/university vacations.

Although international students get access to various part-time jobs in Australia, it is best to ensure that every student is aware of the work timings and their class timings in their respective universities and the best way to maximize their study-work flow is to ensure that each student gets into a part-time job that corresponds with their education where they can implement what they have learnt and gain a deeper understanding through it.

AECC helps students who wish to learn abroad and gain deeper insight into what they hope to learn and build a fabulous career through it. We are always ready to help you live your dream and reach the pinnacle of what you desire to attain.


Is it easy to get a job in Australia?

Every international student who has an active student visa is entitled to 20 hours of work per week during classes and can work up to 40 hours during government-approved vacations for which they can easily get a job in fields of Retail, Service, Hospitality, and Industry. 

How much a student can earn in Australia per hour?

An international student studying in Australia can earn an average of $39.05 per hour. 

How much do part-time jobs pay in Australia?

Part-time jobs in Australia pay an average of $70,298 per year. 

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