How much can a student earn in Australia while studying?

Unless you were born with a silver spoon, you have to find a work to survive especially when you are living in a foreign country as a student. Initially what you get is a minimum wage part time jobs unless you have strong on-demand skills. Here is a list of 16 jobs you can do in Australia as a Nepali / international student :

Bartender ($20-$25 an hour)

Bartender job for Nepali/International student in Australia

Tasks :

    • Take order from the guests
    • Make and serve drinks to the guests
  • Collect cash

Advantages :

    • The pay is good
  • The job is less tiring compared to other jobs

Disadvantages :

  • Requires RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) and RCG (Responsible Conduct of Gambling) Certificate

Packer / Picker ($26.46)

Packer job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Pack packages
    • Ship packages
  • Document the delivered / undelivered packages

Advantages :

    • Relatively easy task
  • Good pay rate

Disadvantages :

  • Usually night shifts

Waiter($16 an hour)

Waiter job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Clean tables for the guest
    • Receive orders from the guests
    • Deliver the orders to the guests
  • Present the bill to the guests

Advantages :

  • Decent pay rate

Disadvantages :

    • No tips
  • Work can sometimes be intensive

Kitchen Hand($17.92 an hour)

Kitchen Hand job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Retrieve utensils/dishes from the table
  • Clean and maintain dishes

Advantages :

  • Pay rate is somewhat decent

Disadvantages :

    • Very stressful
    • Tiring
  • Work load is intensive

Cleaner($27.23 per hour)

Cleaner job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Vacuum all the carpetted areas
    • Mop the floor
  • Remove waste

Advantages :

    • You can work on your own
  • Good pay rate

Disadvantages :

    • Lots of physical effort
  • Tiring

Barista($22.73 per hour)

Barista job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Greet and welcome customers
    • Take orders from the guest
    • Prepare food and drink(mostly coffee)
    • Accept payment
  • Clean the kitchen areas

Advantages :

    • Moderately easy
  • Interaction with different people

Disadvantages :

  • Stressful

Administrative Assistant(21.63 per hour)

Administrative Assistant job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Greet guests / callers
    • Schedule appointments and meetings
    • Maintain records
  • Creative and modify documents

Advantages :

    • Decent pay rate
    • Flexibility
  • Relatively easy

Disadvantages :

  • Monotonous work

Gardener/lawn mower($22.80 per hour)

Gardening job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Operate mowers and trucks
    • Maintain gardening equipments and tools
    • Remove litter/waste from the garden areas
  • Trim grass, apply fertilizers/ pesticides

Advantages :

  • Less stress

Disadvantages :

  • Tasks might be intensive sometimes

Pizza delivery driver($16.96 per hour)

Pizza delivery driver job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Take food order from the customers’ houses
    • Deliver food to the customers
  • Prepare different ingredients needed to make pizza

Advantages :

  • Comparatively easy

Disadvantages :

    • You may/may not gate tips
    • High cost on fuel (sometimes)
  • Low pay rate

Factory hand jobs($23.44 per hour)

Factory hand job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

  • Depends on the type of company

Advantages :

  • Decent pay rate

Disadvantages :

    • Labour Intensive
    • Mostly night shifts
  • Tiring

Stylist($10 an hour)

Stylist job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Style hair
  • Clean the tools used for styling

Advantages :

    • Easy
  • Interaction with different people

Disadvantages :

  • Low pay rate

Sales Representatives($23.76 /hr)

Sales representative job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Sell the products of the organization
    • Build relationship with the customers/ possible customers
  • Conduct market research for better sales

Advantages :

  • Decent pay rate

Disadvantages :

    • Tasks might be intensive
  • Pay is based on the amount of sales so payment may not be done hourly

Receptionist ($20.11 per hour)

Receptionist job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Greet and answer calls
    • Send and receive mails
  • Operate telephone switchboards

Advantages :

    • Meet new people
  • Gain skills

Disadvantages :

    • Monotonous tasks
  • Tiring

Call center operators($21.99 per hour)

Call center operator job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Receive calls from the customers
    • Forward the calls to the respective department
    • Help to solve the problem
    • Document the outcomes
  • Update customer files

Advantages :

    • Relatively easy
  • Decent pay rate

Disadvantages :

  • Dealing with the customers may be difficult

Retail Sales Assistant($19.32 per hour)

Retail Sail Assistant job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Greet the customers
    • Help with the purchases,sizing , etc.
    • Accept the payment
  • Document the payment

Advantages :

    • Interact with different people
  • Less intensive tasks

Disadvantages :

  • Cleaning

Babysitter($24.98 per hour)

Baby sitter job in Australia for Nepali/International students

Tasks :

    • Take care of the child
    • Clean the house
  • Respond to injuries

Advantages :

  • Decent pay rate

Disadvantages :

  • Not a reliable source of income