Studying in Australia is a dream come true for many aspiring students; given the diversity in landscapes, courses, and post-study work opportunities, the land down under is a chosen place for many international students.
Studying abroad is known to be an expensive affair, given the high student accommodation costs, transportation, and daily expenses. Lucky for students, Australia is rife with on-campus job opportunities for students enrolled in an Australian university.
Here is a list of on-campus job opportunities that students can enroll in while studying at an Australian university –
A teaching assistant works and coordinates directly with a teacher or a professor to help plan assignments, lesson plans, tests, and presentations for students studying a specific subject. A teaching assistant also allows students with administrative tasks related to the class or the lecture.
Only Graduate/Postgraduate students can apply to be Teaching Assistants as it ensures the credibility of students. You can also choose a specific subject of interest as a teaching assistant, so you can learn as you earn!
The average salary of a teaching assistant in Australia is $23/hour.
A research assistant supports research projects in the university by conducting data analysis, management, file maintenance, and contributing to a research summary and literature reviews. As a research assistant, you need to have previous experience in the topic you are contributing to and preferably a degree in the subject concerned. You can also get a chance to convert your research assistant job to a full-time position if you wish to further your research. For this, you need administrative skills and good time management ability.
The average salary of a research assistant in Australia is $40/hour.
Australian university campuses have cafes, restaurants, and food halls for students who live on campus and even for those who live off campus. As a student, you can work as a barista in a cafe and make and serve coffee to your fellow students and customers, and you can also work part-time as a server or a waitperson at a restaurant. This will also allow you to network with your peers and meet new people while earning some income on the side. You can work a flexible shift and complete your assignments and homework during downtime and in less rush.
The average salary of a server in Australia is $29/per hour.
Do you know about the hardware and software of a computer? Are you good at troubleshooting and fixing bugs? Then the IT assistant job is for you! As a student IT assistant, you can work with the IT team at your college or in your department to help fix any computer-related problems in classrooms or personal laptops. You can be available on call during your working hours to help resolve any technical issues.
The average salary of a Student IT Assistant in Australia is $54/hour.
As a library assistant, you can work with your university library to help students find books of their choice, give references for any books they need, and ensure the overall management of the library. One part of your main job would entail updating the library records, ensuring that there are timely book returns and that the library resources are not misused. You would need to have a basic knowledge of ICT and library management software.
The average salary of a library assistant in Australia is $32/hour.
Have you ever wondered how you would feel about staying in shape and helping others while getting compensated? The job is called fitness trainer, and there are ample on-campus opportunities for students in Australia. You can work as a fitness trainer at your university’s gym or fitness center.
The primary responsibilities include helping other students with the right exercises based on their personal goals, creating a diet chart with the help of a nutritionist, and daily operation of the fitness centers.
The average salary of a library assistant in Australia is $40/hour.
We hope this article helps you to identify on-campus job opportunities for students in Australia.
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