Student Services

Whether you want to work your way around Australia, find part-time work in Sydney or improve your future career prospects, we have a program that will suit you.
Depending on your visa options, there are four programs you can choose from

Student Work Assistance Program (SWAP)

If you are on a student visa, you can work part time (20 hours per week) and if you are on a working holiday visa you can work part-time while studying or full time after you finish your course. Our SWAP program is a free service that will help you in your search for work.

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Work & Travel Program

We have teamed up with Australia's largest employment agency for working holiday makers, if you have a working holiday visa become a member and receive all their services including access to paid work.

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Conservation Volunteering

Visit places tourists don't normally see, including remote areas, and have the chance to make a volunteer contribution to improving the Australian environment. This program is open to applicants on all visa types and is also a great way to travel on a budget.

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Professional Internship

If you want to get valuable work experience in your chosen profession we can organise a professional internship for you. You will need to be on a Working Holiday visa or meet the eligibility requirements for a Special Program Visa.

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Au pair & demi pair

Being an au pair is a cultural experience in which in exchange for helping out with childcare or nanny duties and light housework you are welcomed as a member of the family, given full board accommodation in your own room and paid pocket money.

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Other ways ELC helps you with preparing for work in Australia

Dedicated English for Work classes:

You can join our International Business English class and/or attend our weekly Work Ready seminars addressing topics such as:

  • Preparing your resume
  • Interview techniques
  • The language you need for typical working holiday and student jobs in Australia

Hospitality skills and qualifications

Many of our students find work in cafes, bars and restaurants in Australia. To gain the relevant skills or qualifica- tions, visit our travel and work desk inside our student lounge to book one of the following courses:

  • Coffee skills - train to become a barista thanks to this half day course.
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) - This qualification is mandatory for bar and restaurant staff in Australia. This is a one-day course and you will get your certificate on the same day.
  • Bar skills - This course takes you through the basics of how to serve drinks in a bar.
  • Cocktail skills - This course teaches you the skills and secrets behind the best cocktails.

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