Jobs and careers support for international students

As an international student you can access a range of support services to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to make you employment ready so you can establish a successful career upon graduation.

We will help you become a strong communicator, team player and problem solver and to develop other qualities employers are looking for.

We also run events and activities, including Job Club, which helps you find part-time work while you study.

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

Your Tax File Number (TFN)

A Tax File Number (TFN) is a unique number issued to you by the Australian Taxation Office. You need this form of identification to work in Australia.

It’s not compulsory to give your TFN to an employer, but we recommend it as without one you will pay too much tax.

A TFN also makes it easier to:

  • start or change jobs
  • make tax enquiries
  • lodge an income tax return
  • limit the tax you pay if you have investments.

Your TFN is valuable. Don’t share it with friends and don’t provide it on the internet when applying for work. Keep it secure.

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

Job Club

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

Your professional job search toolkit - 24 Aug

If you're an international student and want to prepare yourself for job search, we can help.


International student roadmap for career success

Develop your personal career success roadmap to make the most of your time at Swinburne, including career planning, developing skills in demand by employers, Swinburne career study options and alumni case studies.


Design student career pathways and industry insights

International students are invited to hear from a panel of industry guest speakers on designing your career pathway.


Job Club for international students

If you're an international student looking for a part-time or casual job, come along to Job Club for job search tips, support and to share job vacancies.


How to help yourself to get that job - Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia's Overseas Qualified Engineers group is running this special job search strategies workshop for international students.


Alumni speed networking 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


Completion of studies seminar for international students

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.


Opportunities for gaining professional experience

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.