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.
For individual support or to find out more about our employability seminars and activities for international students, contact:
International Student Adviser – Employability
t: +613 9214 8348
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 course, including exam periods, unless otherwise granted permission by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Job Club is a group for international students, meeting twice monthly (Hawthorn campus) to support each other's employment-seeking activities. You will find out about:
- current vacancies
- job search tips
- resume and cover letter writing
- interview skills.
You don't need to register for Job Club, you can just drop in. Check out the Job Club event details below.
Job Club and study skills events for international students
This is a great opportunity to make industry connections with Swinburne alumni who can help advance your career. Recent graduates will share their job search tips and experiences and professional recruiters will provide valuable
If you're an international student completing your Swinburne studies this semester, join us for this celebratory afternoon tea. Get advice on taking the next steps after university, as well as tips for finalising your studies.
International students are invited to this seminar to learn about how to enhance your employability by gaining professional experience while studying. Learn about a range of options including projects, internships and more.