Work, Travel & Lifestyle

Many students rely on finding a job while they are studying in Australia. They might need additional money to pay for their living costs, travelling experiences or may just want to gain more experience in their study area. Work is a way of not only earning money but is also an excellent way of meeting people, gaining useful skills and using English.

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There are many places you can look for a part time job, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars, cafes and food courts
  • Hotels
  • Retail stores (especially clothes shops)
  • Cinemas
  • Football stadiums
  • Event companies

A tax file number (TFN) is a unique nine-digit number that the ATO (Australian Tax Office) issues to individuals and organizations to help administer tax and other Australian government systems. You can apply for a TFN online.

Please note that you will need to have a TFN to be able to receive your first pay. Therefore, if you are planning to work in Australia, it is important that you apply for your TFN as early as possible (once you have arrived in the country).

A basic resume has five parts that are necessary to be effective. The five parts are as follows:
PART 1 -THE BASICS (up-to-date contact details)
PART 2 – OBJECTIVE AND AVAILABILITY (what you are looking for and when you are available)
PART 3 – EDUCATION
PART 4 – WORK EXPERIENCE
PART 5 – REFERENCES
You can talk to the staff & teachers at Langports or attend our free Job Help sessions.

Students’ ability to work will firstly depend on their visa type.

  • Student visa holders are allowed to work for up to 40 hours every 2 weeks, and for an unlimited number of hours during their holidays.
  • Working Holiday visa makers are not restricted in term of hours (but are restricted to employment for 6 months in one company)

Job Help is a complimentary service that all students can benefit from. The Student Services Team offer tips and skills in searching for a job, preparing resumes and applying for a tax file number (TFN). While we do not place students or guarantee work, we share information and job search websites with our students.
Langports also holds job seminars for students after school and organises RSA (responsible service of alcohol) courses for students at discounted prices.

LANGPORTS WORK OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS

English + Internship
English + Demipair

There are a lot of things to do and many places to go in Australia.
From short city breaks to walking trails, nature journeys, coastal drives and epic journeys across the outback, beaches, islands, nature and wildlife, aboriginal culture, adventure tourism and food & wine tours.

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Here are some suggestions to get you started on exploring the iconic destinations in Australia:

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Fraser Island & Moreton Island
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Ningaloo
  • Kakadu National Park
  • Red Centre & Uluru
  • Kangaroo Island

In Australia there are 4 major domestic airlines. They include Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airlines. These airlines have multiple daily flights to and from all of Australian State Capitals and some Regional Centres. Qantas is the oldest traditional airline while Virgin is more of an intermediate airline with Jetstar and Tiger being budget airlines.

Student Uni Travel in association with Peterpans and Backpackers World Travel is a global budget travel agent with stores Australia-wide. They offer bookings and sales for activities, accommodation and transport with great multilingual staff.

From holding koalas to a visiting to The Great Barrier Reef, Student Uni Travel, Peterpans and Backpackers World Travel can help you to see the best of Australia.

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Australia is a big country and it is easy to get around. There are many different ways you can explore this vast and diverse country. Australia’s national coach operator, Greyhound, offers passes to fit every budget.
All of Australia’s capital cities are served by a wide range of public transport options, including trains, buses, ferries, monorail, light rail and trams. Taxis charge according to their meter.

Australia is generally a safe destination with travellers enjoying unhindered travel experiences in terms of their personal safety and security. The stable political system, well-maintained roads, low crime rate and high standard of health make it a safe and easy country to explore.
However you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions as you would do in any destination.

LOCATIONS

Brisbane
Gold Coast
Sydney

People in Australia enjoy a high quality of life, a superb education and health system, a stable economic and political environment, clean and safe surroundings, freedom of cultural and religious expression, and technologically advanced infrastructure and transport systems. Popular pastimes for many Australians include going to one of the numerous beaches, eating with friends and family, travelling and attending music or cultural festivals and celebrating major sporting occasions.

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Australia is one of the driest continents on earth with an average annual rainfall of less than 600 mm. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring.
The northern states typically experience warm weather often and even in the winter months, with the southern states experiencing longer, cooler winters.

If you have recently arrived in Australia, Westpac can help.

Opening a bank account in Australia is easy. Westpac’s dedicated Migrant Banking specialists offer personal support to assist you with your banking needs while you settle into your new home. Visit any Westpac branch today and bring your passport…it’s that simple.

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Overseas Student Health Cover by Allianz Global Assistance – O.S.H.C. is required by Australia’s Immigration Authorities (DIBP) for all student visa applications and must cover the period of the visa (usually 4 or 8 weeks longer than the course). More information can be obtained online at https://www.oshcallianzassistance.com.au

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Australia is generally a safe destination with travellers enjoying unhindered travel experiences in terms of their personal safety and security. The stable political system, well-maintained roads, low crime rate and high standard of health make it a safe and easy country to explore.
However you should observe the same precautions with your personal safety and possessions as you would do in any destination.

The Australian government recommends you budget around $1660 per month for living costs. This includes your food, transport, accommodation and other living expenses.
Students who have any school-aged dependants accompanying them will be required to pay full fees at a private or government school in their city of residence.

LOCATIONS

Brisbane
Gold Coast
Sydney