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International Students

Student Jobs - FAQs

Many international University of Tasmania students want to earn money while studying. They work part-time or casually in many types of jobs.

What sort of work is available?

  • outdoor work
  • IT support industry and computer setting up, if a student has good skills in this area
  • kitchen work in hotels & restaurants
  • stocktaking
  • clerical
  • and many more ...

Do I need a Work Permit?

International students must hold a visa with permission to work. Students should refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for more information.

How many hours can I work each week?

International students are restricted to the number of hours they can work on their student visa. Coursework and research students should refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection more information.

What sort of job do I want?

There are some jobs that are not suitable for students who do not yet have good English language skills, especially conversational English.

For example: customer service needs good conversational English.

For some jobs students must understand good oral work instructions but will not be required to have a high level of conversational English. New arrivals in Tasmania are often in this situation.

What do Tasmanian employers want?

When employers ask for an experienced person, they mean experience in that type of work and job. Work skills means 'what are the things you have learned to do well?'

For example: word processing, setting up computers, helping other people understand maths, cooking food, doing business accounts, delivery driving etc.

Good English language skills help to get casual jobs.

How do I get a job?

Register online with CareerHub to find out what jobs are available. Career Development and Employment offer support with resume writing, job applications and can assist with your career decisions.

To register, log onto CareerHub. You will need to enter your UTAS email username and your UTAS email password.

Do I need a resume?

A resume is one of the key components of the job application process. Career Development and Employment offer regular workshops to assist with resume writing. For more information and to register go to the events section of CareerHub. You can also submit your resume via Resume Link to receive feedback via email.