Advertising paid work
Advertise your work opportunities, including casual jobs, internships and graduate roles, on Sydney CareerHub, free of charge. Your advertisement will be viewable to all University of Sydney students. You can also reach alumni (up to five years after graduation).
To upload your job advertisement:
- Log in to Sydney CareerHub or register a new account.
- Place your job advertisement.
- Agree to our advertising terms and conditions.
- Submit your advertisement for our review.
Advertising unpaid work
In accordance with the Fair Work Act, we are unable to publish any businesses’ advertisements for unpaid work as part of internships, work experience or volunteer positions, unless:
- the position fulfils part of a University curriculum – for instance, an internship – and has faculty approval. To set up a University-endorsed internship, contact the relevant faculty. If you need advice on which faculty to contact, please contact us for further information.
- it is a one-off volunteer position with a registered not-for-profit organisation advertised in accordance with Fair Work.
We are also unable to advertise:
- unpaid work for businesses, including unpaid internships and work experience, unpaid training, unpaid trial periods, or pay below award (eg, stipends). Unpaid work for a business may only be offered through a faculty, for course credit.
- employment requiring the purchase of products or services, including application and program fees, or a security deposit, eg, work and travel opportunities.
- jobs that require a student to have an Australian Business Number (ABN) (including tutoring positions).
You can access the full list via our advertising terms and conditions page.
What to include in your job advertisement
Advertisements that are clear and informative achieve higher response rates. Make sure you include:
- Job title: make it attractive, and be sure your job title reflects the role you are advertising.
- Salary, benefits and location: follow your title with three dot points highlighting the main benefits of the job, making sure to include details of the salary/pay and any unique offerings. It is also useful in this section to note where the role is based and how accessible it is. Visit the Fair Work website for pay rates and other employment conditions, or call the help line on 13 13 94.
- Role summary: in the body of your advertisement, summarise the primary purpose of the role and where it fits in to the company. The summary is important, as this is what appears in searches.
- Skills and experience: to ensure you get the most relevant applicants, be clear about the ‘essential’ and ‘desirable’ skills, qualifications and experience a candidate needs in order to be successful in the role.
- Company summary: conclude your advertisement by painting a picture of why people enjoy working in this company.
- How to apply and closing dates for applications.
- A phone number or email address for enquiries can help you eliminate unsuitable candidates early on in the process.
- A request for a cover letter. This allows you to filter out unsuitable candidates prior to interview, providing useful clues to character, education level, and communication style.
- Relevant information at the bottom of your ad to manage timeline expectations, eg, "Applicants shortlisted for an interview will be contacted by 20 September 2021."