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.

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.

Jobs Victoria Mentors can assist you if you’ve been looking for work for a while or if you’re facing challenges that make it harder to find a job. Mentors are available throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. You can speak to a Mentor face-to-face, online or over the phone. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible.

Jobs Victoria Career Counsellors are available to everyone and can support you to identify your career goals, understand your skills and interests, prepare job applications and connect you with other support services. Register online for a session.

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.

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:

Translated information

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

Other resources

Study Melbourne

Wherever you are in your career journey, Study Melbourne offers programs and services to support your personal and professional development.


The International Education Association of Australia offers an interactive online guide for international students with tips and practical steps to assist you on your work journey.