How much can I expect to earn?
Most students manage to earn about $300 a week (after tax) during semester, and more during holidays. Below are average hourly pay rates for typical student jobs:
|Supermarket Check out||$16-22|
|Supermarket Shelf stacking||$15-20|
|Consol Operator (petrol pump attendant)||$16-22|
|Carer (aged-care facility)||$20-30|
You will also find a guide to wages and conditions of employment at Wage Net.
Will part-time work cover my living expenses?
Part-time work can cover your living expenses, although of course this will depend on the cost of your accommodation, how many hours you want to work, and how much you like to spend.