High Paying Jobs in Australia for International Students

Australia is one of the few countries that allows international students to work for 20 hours per week or 40 hours per fortnight while studying.. 

Working in any of these job roles means that you can easily earn decent money to cover some of your expenses as an international student in Australia.

In this article, we are going to discuss 7 high paying jobs in Australia for international students.

1. Security Jobs 

As an international student, you can work as a security guard or as a security officer in Australia. 

To become a security officer, you will need a certification known as a “Certificate II in Security Operations.” It is a short course, and you could be paying anywhere from $150 to $250 to do this course. 

You can easily earn more than $25 per hour if you are working as a security guard in Australia. 

As a security guard, you can work in commercial spaces like shopping centers and supermarkets, and construction sites as well. 

You can also work as a security guard at events. If you work during the events, you can even earn more than $35 per hour. If you are working in the evenings or in the nights, you could also be getting more than $35 per hour for this job. 

2. Cleaning Jobs 

As an international student, there is certainly a possibility of you working as a cleaner. 

As a cleaner, you are obviously required to clean different facilities. You can work in a variety of settings. You can work in commercial settings like offices or residential settings like private homes. 

Without a doubt, you can even run your own business in the cleaning industry. You can easily earn more than $25 per hour as a cleaner in Australia. And occasionally you can even charge more than that as well. 

For this specific job role no certification is required, you can get started with some training from your workplace and can start working as a cleaner right away. 

3. Construction Jobs 

You can do construction jobs in different industries  like residential building constructions and commercial building constructions 

Some popular jobs in the construction industry among international students include construction cleaning and casual laborer. You don’t need to  have any special course for working in the jobs mentioned.

Just be mindful that if you are going to work in the construction industry, you will need to have at least “White card training” (construction induction training).

Read everything you need to know about White Card for international students in Australia

You need to complete this short course before you start working in the construction industry, and it will cost you anywhere from $150 to $250. 

You can use one of the links below to register: 

White card course for $175 here: 

Working in the construction industry means you can easily earn more than $30 per hour.

Usually there is a physical work involved in these sorts of jobs, but many international students prefer to do these sorts of jobs these days because they are quite well paid. 

4. Specialised Hospitality Jobs

 Specialised hospitality jobs means that you have some sort of special skills  to work in this industry. 

You can work as a waiter or waitress in this industry but these jobs doesn’t  require any specific training for that  but if you want to earn some extra money in the hospitality industry, it might be a good idea for you to do some specialized courses. 

For example, you can become a bartender in this industry and to become a bartender you would need an RSA course.  

Becoming a bartender means you can easily earn more than $25 to $30 per hour. And if you’re going to work in the evenings or late nights, you can even earn more money in that sort of job role.

RSA course for international students from $49 (online) here: 

To become a barista, you don’t need a specific course, although there are some short courses available for that as well., But there is no specific requirement that you must have a barista course in order to become a barista.. 

You can also become a cook, in that case you might need some certification and some training, also. These sorts of job roles can easily get you higher money or top dollars in the hospitality industry.

In current circumstances because of  shortage of staff in the market, many hospitality venues are paying top dollars for any of the job roles in this industry. So even if you’re getting some basic sort of job role as a kitchen hand or as a waiter, you can  expect to get more than $25 per hour.

5. Personal Trainers 

As a personal trainer also known as PT.

As a personal trainer, you will be responsible for giving instructions and training to people for their health and well-being, and you can easily earn more than $35 per hour as a personal trainer. 

To become a personal trainer, you will need a certification. You will need at least Certificate IV in Personal Training to get started.

If you just want to work in existing gym facilities then you can do “Certificate III in Personal Training” only.

You can even become a yoga instructor if you have the right skill set and the right certification for it.

6. Dog Walkers or Pet Sitters 

As people being so busy these days with their own life, there are plenty of jobs for people who can walk their dogs or their pets or can become a pet sitter for their pets. This is one of the popular jobs among international students these days.

There is no formal qualification required to become a dog walker. But having a qualifications like Certificate III in Dog Training and Behaviour or Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services can help in getting a job.

With this sort of job roles, you can easily earn more than $25 to $30 per hour for mostly walking around people’s pets and if you really love pets then this is the job for you. 

7. Delivery Drivers 

We can divide delivery drivers into two categories: one who delivers food and the other ones who do courier work (non-food). 

Food delivery persons

Obviously there are plenty of food delivery platforms in Australia and you can sign up with any of these platforms and start delivering the food. You don’t need to have a car, motorbike or van in order to deliver food. You even can get started on a bike as well. 

You can become a delivery partner with food delivery services like Uber eats Obviously we can’t work out a specific hourly rate for these sorts of job roles as they vary from one city to another, , timing of the delivery and many other factors. 

But if you are delivering during peak times, you can certainly make some good dollars from these sorts of job roles.

You can learn more on how to sign up as Uber eats delivery partner here.

Courier delivery persons

The second category of delivery drivers is couriers  who usually deliver non-food items. You would need a car or motor van in order to become a courier  driver. 

In this job role, you would be mostly responsible for delivering parcels, posts, letters  etc. ou 

 can easily earn more than $25 to $30 per hour. 

In order to do a delivery using a car, motorbike or van, you would need a driving license, but there are no formal qualifications required for any of these delivery jobs. Overseas licenses are valid for certain times in certain states, so make sure to check those details in the state you are arriving in. 

So these are the top high paying jobs in Australia for International Students. Let us know which high paying job you are planning to do in Australia?

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