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Melbourne is a culture lover’s dream city. The city is renowned for its world-famous art galleries, street art, art exhibitions, coffee and café culture with numerous laneway bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants offering a diverse range of global cuisine, international supermarkets and grocery stores. Melbournians are also avid lovers of sports, festivals, live music and theatre.
The Government of Victoria offers an “International Student Care” service, which was established in 2002, with the sole purpose of providing increased support and assistance to International students enroled in Australian Education Institutions.
It offers 24/7 support by providing advice, addressing legal concerns, employment advice, accomodation services and even physically arranges assistance if required. Students are additionally given FREE Student welcomes packs, offering important information about living and studying in Melbourne.
The city of Melbourne organizes regular events and programs for International students, including workshops, internships, volunteer programs, study tours, performances, the Lord Mayor’s student welcome and the Melbourne International Student Conference.
Students are allowed to work for upto 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited number of hours during the semester breaks and holidays. The current minimum wage for casual/part time employment is between $18.93 – $25. The Fair Work websitelists out employee entitlements and your work rights.
The type of job you get would depend on your previous work experience (If any), skills, type of job as well as your communication skills.
The most common part time/ casual jobs for students include:
How can I find work?