Working after your study
Western Australia (WA) is a Category 2 regional destination, which means incentives are available for international students to continue living, working, and studying here.
Providing you meet requirements, there are 331 occupations listed in the State Government’s WA Graduate occupation list (WAGOL). This list allows graduates in areas with a skills shortage to access additional migration pathways.
For more information, please discuss your options with a migration agent or visit the WA Migration Services website(opens in a new tab).
Seek support for your career
- StudyPerth’s ProsPER(opens in a new tab) is a free employability portal built for international students in WA to get you ready to apply for a job. It includes interactive tools, e-learning courses, career assessments and job posts.
- StudyPerth also offers the Student Hub(opens in a new tab), with a range of free services for you, including printing, WiFi, study spaces, computers, technology-enabled group workstations, refreshments, kitchen facilities and more.
- If you need advice on preparing a resume in Australia, visit the Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) website. It offers a range of resources and important information(opens in a new tab) about finding a job in Australia. You can also call your local Jobs and Skills Centre for expert resume support on 13 64 64.
- TIWA host a LinkedIn group(opens in a new tab) for current international students and alumni to access professional development opportunities. The group is intended to connect people in Australia and overseas and is the perfect way to build your professional network.
- As an international student working while studying, you have the same rights to a safe and fair workplace as any Australian citizen.