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 work, it is important that you understand your work rights.
You should also be familiar with the working conditions of your student visa and adhere to any conditions and restrictions. This includes the maximum hours you are allowed to work and when you can begin working.
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.
Part-time employment in Adelaide can be a great way to balance work with study. Most international students in Australia do some amount of part-time work while studying to assist with living expenses, meet new people and gain experience in 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