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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
  • Transition to the Australian Workplace
  • Building your Professional Network (replaces Professional Communication*)

* The Professional Communication workshop will not be offered after Semester 1 2021. 

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

Employability forums

Past events include:

International Student Employability Forum

The International Student Employability Forum provided international students with 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. 

Building Your Networks in Australia and China 

The panel of successful Chinese alumni shared their experiences and practical advice on the importance of networking in launching their careers in Australia and China.

Guest speaker careers events

Past events include:

Returning Home Careers Session

This workshop provided final year international students with information on how to prepare for the job market back home.

Fair Work Australia presents: Your Rights at Work

An opportunity for international students to learn about their rights and responsibilities in the Australian workplace and gain important information on different employment statuses, national minimum wage, payslips, termination of employment and referral to free online resources.  Presented by Fair Work Australia

Visa Pathways for International Students

Experts in migration law present information 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.