Support for international students

Jobs Victoria supports international students looking for work. We can provide information, advice and support in person, online, and on the phone.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, International Students are temporarily eligible (up to 30 June 2022) to receive Mentor services to receive support to gain employment. Visit Jobs Victoria Mentors for further information about this service.

Jobs Victoria Advocates can connect you with the information and advice you need to help your job search. You can register to talk to an Advocate online, or you can speak to them in local community spaces like libraries and shopping centres.

The Jobs Victoria online hub is a free job search service available to anyone looking for work, including international students. If you are looking for work you can apply for jobs posted by employers in your local area. There are part time and casual roles available.

Due to workforce shortages, the Australian Government has temporarily relaxed student visa work limits for all sectors of the economy. This means that international students can currently work more than 40 hours a fortnight. Visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information.

Get job ready!

Are you a newly arrived international student and not sure how to start looking for work? This series will get you ready to work while you’re studying.

Jobs Victoria will be taking over The Couch International Student Centre at 69 Bourke St Melbourne once a month with experts from employment agency Asuria, career development consultant CEAV and youth organisation City LLEN.

From your working rights to how to tackle job interviews, our aim is to give you the tools you need to start working. Plus free dinner will be provided on the nights!

25 May 6-8pm: Your Personal Brand

A discussion on resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn. Bring your resumes so our experts can give you direct feedback! Register now.

29 June 6-8pm: Talking Interviews

Let’s get you ready to tackle and excel at job interviews. You’ll get to practice mock interviews with our experts. Register now.

27 July 6-8pm: Get Dressed

Not sure what to wear to job interviews? Ready Set are here to save the day: try on work appropriate clothes with the help of their stylists – and keep them! Register now.

Jobs Victoria hotline

The Jobs Victoria hotline offers free advice and information over the phone. Call the hotline on 1300 208 575.

The Jobs Victoria hotline uses Translating and Interpreting Service National (TIS) – 131 450 – for translating and interpreting in more than 150 languages.

You can either call the Jobs Victoria hotline direct on 1300 208 575 between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and we will connect TIS, or call TIS on 131 450 and they will ring our hotline. More information is available here: https://www.tisnational.gov.au/

Translated information

More information about the services offered by Jobs Victoria in languages other than English.

Study Melbourne

Wherever you are in your career journey, Study Melbourne offers programs and services to support your personal and professional development. For more information, visit studymelbourne.vic.gov.au