Working in Sydney

Working in Sydney

Student Working Visas

Many AFTT students work to support their studies or to supplement income from home. The Australian government allows international students to be employed for up to 20 hours per week, however in order to manage your study load, AFTT recommends work of up to 16 hours per week only. 

All students need to apply for a Tax File Number through the Australian Taxation Office to avoid paying more tax than necessary. Be aware that part-time jobs that allow you to study full-time, 5 days per week, may not be easy to find. The most plentiful jobs that allow evening work are in industrial and office cleaning, hospitality (hotels, bars and restaurants) and security. 

For example, a cleaner working for a company earns approximately $20.00 per hour. If you have skills in such areas as nursing, data entry or bookkeeping, all of which have part-time potential, you can expect to earn more. Do some research on Seek or Gumtree.