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Finding part time work

Curtin’s courses are designed with careers in mind. You can get involved in mentoring programs, voluntary work and industry placements, to help you graduate with the knowledge and skills relevant to current industry needs.

Part-time work or volunteer work can give you specific skills that employers look for, such as:

Working on an international student visa

Your student visa allows you to work up to 48 hours per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours during semester breaks, so you can work while you study in Australia. However, you shouldn’t rely on part-time work to pay for your tuition fees or other living expenses.

If you are studying a higher degree by research on a student visa, there is no limit on the number of hours you can work.

Where to find part-time work in Perth

The city has a wide range of industries and you may find part-time employment that fits in between your study hours. You can find work in restaurants, retail outlets and most service industries, although competition for jobs is strong.

Still have questions? We have answered our most frequently asked questions on how to find part time work

Work tips from international students

Paying tax and superannuation

Volunteer work

Join Australia’s largest student-led voluntary work organisation, Curtin Volunteers!, where you can help the community and the environment, meet new people, learn valuable leadership skills and practise your English.

Curtin Careers

Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership provide services that include career counselling, an online jobs board, a mentoring program, employer events, and workshops and presentations to help you in areas such as writing your résumé and practising for job interviews.