Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the common questions asked about working in Adelaide.

Yes! There are many jobs in Adelaide.

Throughout your studies, you'll have opportunities to hear from industry and business professionals at networking events, masterclasses, career seminars and during work experience.

They'll share what you need to know to prepare for a job.

And they'll keep you up-to-date with career opportunities.

In fact, there are many career and graduate opportunities in major industries in Adelaide.

Yes! But 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 48 hours per fortnight during the academic semester and full-time during semester breaks. If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may work full time.

However, it's essential to check the specific conditions of your student visa.

The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs has detailed information about working conditions for international students.

You have the same workplace rights as Australian citizens, including minimum wage, safe working conditions and break entitlements.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has more information

Yes, you may be eligible for a post-study work visa under the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

This visa allows you to stay in Australia and work after you have completed your studies.

To apply, you must have an eligible qualification from an Australian educational institution and meet other requirements like English language proficiency and health insurance.

Wages can vary based on the industry and job type, but all workers are entitled to the minimum wage set by the Australian government.

Thye Fair Work Ombudsman publishes pay guides for the current minimum pay rates for full-time, part-time and casual employees in an award.


Most study institutions offer career services, including advice on finding a job, writing resumes and preparing for interviews.