Students studying the MHRD are permitted to work within the bounds of the rules surrounding their visa (for International Students - 20 hours per week) and any Government Assistance payments they may be accessing (for Domestic Students).

A good place to start to find a job is the University of Sydney Careers Centre.

Their services are available free of charge to every enrolled student.

At the Careers Centre you can find out about opportunities casual or vacation work, as well as graduate positions. One-to-one careers counselling is also available. Some of the most useful pages on the Careers Centre site are listed below.

Careers Centre Vacancy Database

Casual employment and graduate positions are listed on the Careers Centre casual and graduate employment vacancy database.

Log into the database using your UniKey details and/or register to receive a summary of new vacancies daily via Job Alert.


SydneyTalent is an alternative database that advertises opportunities that will complement students’ academic studies with meaningful paid employment and work related development.

Participating students are able to work up to 20 hours each week during semester, which complies with work permit requirements for international students.