Extra employability support for international students

All Swinburne students, including international students, can get access Swinburne's careers and employability services.

If you’re an international student, you can also access extra support to boost your employability and become job-ready.

Use your time at Swinburne to build the skills and mindset that employers look for. Employers are after work-ready graduates who can demonstrate they have strong skills in communication, problem-solving, team-work and more.

We will work with you to develop these skills and connect you to events and activities that will give you that extra employability edge. Refer to the International Student Employability Roadmap.

Contact us

For individual support or to find out more about our employability seminars and activities for international students, contact:

Olivia Doyle
International Student Adviser – Employability
t: +613 9214 8348
e: odoyle@swin.edu.au

Working in Australia while you study

If you are in Australia on an approved student visa, you are allowed to work, but you and your dependents:

  • cannot start working until your course has started
  • cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight during your scheduled study periods, including exam periods
  • can work unlimited hours during official study breaks.

Check the conditions of your visa with the Department of Home Affairs.

Important Resources for International Students

Job Club

Job Club is a group for international students, meeting twice monthly (Hawthorn campus) to support each other's employment-seeking activities. 

You don't need to register for Job Club, you can just drop in. Check out the Job Club event details below.

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Job search tips Wednesday 11 April
11.30 – 12.30pm
TD220
Volunteering

Thursday 26 April
11.30 – 12.30pm

BA608
Student jobs

Wednesday 9 May
12.30 – 1.30pm

TD220
Interview skills

Wednesday 30 May
11.30 – 12.30pm

TD220
Job search tips

Tuesday 12 June
2.30 – 3.30pm

BA307
Rights and responsibilities

Wednesday 27 June
2.30 – 3.30pm

TD220
Professional job search

Monday 11 July
2.30 – 3.30pm

TD220
Open forum

Tuesday 24 July
1.30 – 2.30pm

TD220

Employability events for international students

Sorry, there are no upcoming events for this area at the moment, please check back again soon. You can check out other events happening at Swinburne: