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International student activities

Supporting our international students in their career goals

We assist international students in a number of ways, including career development programs, employability initiatives, and links to industry and alumni.

Our international student programs and events are designed to deliver the information you need to understand the local job market, build your professional networks, and navigate the recruitment process with confidence.

Career Development Program for international students

Register now for the Career Development Program, a series of seven career skills workshops aimed at enhancing your employability and refining your job search skills. Attend all seven Career Development Program workshops within 12 months to receive an Official Letter of Attendance from the Careers Centre. The workshops include:

  • Australian Resume Basics
  • Job Search
  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • Interview Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Professional Communication
  • Transition to the Australian Workplace 

Have a question about the Career Development Program? Read our FAQs or contact us.

Employability forums

International Student Employability Forum

Our annual International Student Employability Forum enables international students to gain key insights into how to build employability skills in Australia during University and transition into graduate employment. Previous Forum Q&A panels have consisted of international student alumni and industry representatives.  The next International Student Employability Forum will be held in Semester 1 2020.

Building Your Networks in Australia and China 

Building Your Networks in Australia and China is held in Semester 2 each year. Our panel of successful Chinese alumni share their experiences and practical advice on the importance of networking in launching their careers in Australia and China. Information on the next session will be available in early Semester 2, 2020.

Guest speaker careers events

Returning Home Careers Session
This event was held in August 2019.

Are you considering returning to your home country after the completion of your degree? This workshop will provide final year international students with information on what you can be doing now to prepare for the job market back home.

Fair Work Australia presents: Your Rights at Work
This event was held in August 2019.

Learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace and gain important information on different employment statuses, national minimum wage, payslips, termination of employment and referral to free online resources at this guest workshop presented by Fair Work Australia

Visa Pathways for International Students
This event was held in September 2019.
Click here to listen to the recording of this event on CareerHub (available until Friday 4 October, 2019).

Hear directly from experts in migration law on visa pathway options for international students who would like to begin their career in Australia, based on current research.


Interchange is an exclusive 4-day entrepreneurial skills program that leads international students through an action packed learning journey. You will work on real-world social issues, working in multi-disciplinary teams with international students from other universities.  Go to Student Employability Programs to learn more about Interchange and how to apply.