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With its flourishing start-up ecosystem, strong economy, and employment opportunities, Perth stands out as the ideal location for you to find a job.

Find a job in Perth

If you’re an international student looking for a job, you’ve picked a great city to start your search.

Perth is a city of opportunity with a wide variety of jobs available across a range of exciting industries. 

A lot of Perth’s job market focuses on its booming resources sector, with the engineering, mining and oil and gas industries always looking for skilled workers.

While resources play a significant role in WA, it's not the only sector. There are still plenty of jobs available in technology, healthcare, education, construction, hospitality, retail, and more, with a vast array of sectors contributing to the diverse job market of this modern city.

For students

If you're a student looking to kickstart your career, StudyPerth can support you in your search and help you to perfect your applications. Our Careers Connect program, which includes the JobFinder WA initiative, networking skills, skill development workshops and careers support, can help you to connect with employers and achieve your career dreams. 

For employers

Are you an employer wanting to tap into the significant talent pool represented by international students and graduates? We can help.

Access our Careers Connect Portal for career tools.

To help you achieve your career dreams, we’ve created a FREE, comprehensive employability portal packed with everything you need to launch your career. Click on the links below to take you to the relevant page. If you don't have an account, create a student account to get access to the Career Centre.


Important things you need to know about finding a job in Perth

There are countless sources of employment opportunities, from online job search engines, to social media and even job listings at your institution of study. StudyPerth has partnered with SEEK to create the JobFinder WA program, to help showcase international student-positive employers in Western Australia. You can also browse job listings on our Careers Connect Portal.

In Australia, personal networks are just as important, as studies suggest between 60-80% of vacancies are never formally advertised. It's therefore important to ensure your resume and LinkedIn profile are up to date to share when necessary. You can find more information on how to perfect them on the Careers Connect Portal.

Using a recruitment agency can be a great way to boost your chances of finding a job as they specialise in finding available positions best suited to you.

For the best results, partner with an agency that specialises in your job field/preferred industry or the type of work you are seeking (casual/full-time graduate). 

Some of Perth's recruitment agencies include:

For more recruitment agencies, click here

As part of the Australian government’s working hour cap, international students with a student visa can work up to 48 hours per fortnight - up from the previous cap’s 40 hours.

As a student living in Perth, you can work part-time while studying to help with the cost of living. You can work full-time during vacation periods. 

If your occupation is on the list of skilled occupations that are eligible for sponsorship, then you may be able to find work in Perth and receive sponsorship through your employer.

Learn more about student visas and migration

Get out and explore what this stunning state has to offer with a range of exciting work opportunities available in beautiful parts of regional WA. Click here to find out more about the job opportunities available, post-graduate work opportunities, and how to find regional work. 

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