Working while you study is a great way to complement your study and living experience.
Australia has a wide range of industries that offer part-time and casual work. Before you undertake any paid work, you need to make sure your visa allows you to work.
If you have a student visa, you may be able to work up to 40 hours in a fortnight while your course is in session, and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks. If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may work full time.
Part-time employment in Adelaide can be a great way to balance work with study. Most international students do some amount of part-time work in Adelaide while studying to assisting with living expenses, meet new people and gain experience of an Australian workplace.
There are many opportunities for you to undertake part-time work from a wide range of industries in Adelaide. This includes:
Retail - supermarkets, departments and clothing stores
Internships and volunteering in Adelaide are a great way to demonstrate to employers that you can apply your technical skills effectively in the workplace, interact positively with a range of different colleagues and clients and contribute positively to the day to day operations of their organisation with the guidance of a workplace and academic supervisor.
All international students in Australia have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia. These workplace rights include protecting your entitlement to:
A minimum wage and superannuation
Challenge of unfair dismissal from the job
Leave, breaks and rest periods
A healthy and safe work environment
Find out more about your working rights as an international student through the Australian Government's Fair Work Ombudsman - an independent government organisation that offers free services to all workers in Australia, including international students.