Extra employability support for international students

All Swinburne students, including international students, can get access to 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 dependants:

  • 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.

Job search tips Thursday 30 August
2.30 – 3.30pm

Friday 14 September
1.30 – 2.30pm

Market yourself into a job
(Guest speaker)

Wednesday 26 September
12.30 – 1.30pm

Interview skills

Tuesday 9 October
2.30 – 3.30pm

Job search tips

Thursday 25 October
1.30 – 2.30pm

Rights and responsibilities

Wednesday 7 November
2.30 – 3.30pm

Professional job search

Tuesday 20 November
12.30 – 1.30pm

Open forum

Monday 3 December
1.30 – 2.30pm


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: