Extra employability support for international students

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

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:

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

Finding part-time/casual employment with student panel

Learn about strategies for finding casual and part-time employment for international students and hear from students about their job search experience.


Graduate job search for international students featuring guest speaker from Telstra

This seminar will assist international students looking for graduate or professional course related employment.


Finding part-time/casual employment plus advice from Job Watch

Learn about strategies for finding casual and part-time employment for international students and hear from the principle lawyer from Job Watch.


Professional job search toolkit

Join this session to receive guidance on how to prepare a winning job application suited to professional employment in the Australian job market.


International student career roadmap: Steps for setting yourself up for professional career success while you study

Develop your personal career success roadmap to make the most of your time at Swinburne.


Professional job search toolkit

Join this session to receive guidance on how to prepare a winning job application suited to professional employment in the Australian job market.


International student success stories with alumni panel

Former international students share the secrets of their career success during this question and answer panel session.


Australian workplace culture with guest speaker

Hear from Taruni Falconer, an intercultural expert assisting executives in large corporations to overcome cultural barriers and succeed in new work environments.


Workplace communication skills: strategies to improve your pronunciation featuring leading speech pathologist

This seminar features a leading speech pathologist who specialises in helping international students improve English clarity and minimise accents.


Completion of studies seminar for final year students

Join us for advice on taking the next steps after university, as well as tips for finalising your Swinburne studies.