Finding part-time work
Look on our careers website for part-time and casual work. The website also gives tips on how to present yourself for an interview and how to improve your résumé (also known as a curriculum vitae, or CV).
You can also check the local newspapers – The Southern Courier and The Wentworth Courier – for part-time and casual work. These newspapers are distributed free and can be obtained from many shops and outlets.
It is also acceptable to enquire directly at shops and restaurants. The nominal hourly wage for casual work as a wait staff is $15. If you are living in Australia on a student visa, you can work up to 20 hours each week during the term, and unlimited hours during the university breaks.
When you start work, your employer will ask you for a tax file number (TFN). To obtain a TFN, visit the Australian Tax Office website.
Having a TFN means that your employer deducts less tax from your wages. If you don’t have a TFN, your employer must deduct the maximum tax rate (45%) from your wages.