If you are on a Student Visa (a full-time international student), you will have the opportunity to work casually or part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight (two-week period), and unlimited hours during the semester break.
There are many casual and part-time jobs available throughout Perth in the areas of administration, hospitality, retail, aged-care and housekeeping or cleaning.
As a casual employee, you have no guaranteed hours of work and do not get paid leave entitlements. To compensate this, casual work will be paid at a higher hourly rate. An adult (aged 18 years or over) can expect to earn a minimum of AUD $20.33 per hour.
As a part-time employee, you will work fewer than 38 hours per week and will have the same leave benefits as a full-time employee, at a rate in proportion to the amount of time you work.
Before graduating, you may also want to consider applying for a Temporary Graduate visa, which will allow you to work in Australia for two to four years post-study.