Top jobs for students in Adelaide

The capital of South Australia and Australia’s most affordable city, Adelaide is the perfect place for students wanting an authentic Aussie lifestyle without the extra expense. Away from the frantic pace of the megacities, Adelaide is bordered by 5,000km of coast, with vineyards, lush hills, sheep stations, mountains and deserts all within easy reach. It has a thriving festival culture, more restaurants per capita of any city and the biggest fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that there is nothing going on!

With so much to see and do, getting a casual job in Adelaide is the way to go for students wanting a little extra income and financial freedom. As well as sponsoring your fun and quality of life, working part time is actually a great way to make friends, engage with the local community and even work on your English if you’re an international student.

Make friends on the job!

Of course, studying can be a really busy time trying to juggle classes, revision, exams and a social life, so it’s important to find a job that’s flexible enough to fit around your uni timetable. So how do you find part time student work in Adelaide? Here are some pointers to get you started and prepared to job hunt.

What you’ll need to apply for work in Adelaide

An Australian Tax File Number (TFN). You can apply for one of these through the Australia Taxation Office and it basically helps keep your tax in check and make sure you’re not losing too much of your income.

An Australian bank account. This is pretty straightforward for most Aussies, but as an international student you’ll need to open what’s called a transaction account. Many employers will only hire you if you have one as it’s much easier to pay you that way. Any bank you choose to go with should be able to help you with that really easily.

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Live in Perth’s Student Utopia

The Boulevard is our first student accommodation in Perth and we can’t wait to open our doors to students in February, 2019. We want to provide students with a home that balances all aspects of the student lifestyle – this ranges from studying, to wellbeing and social activities.

What is student utopia?

Student utopia is all about living the student dream. Utopia is a paradise and a community that possesses perfect conditions for living the best lifestyle. And that is what we provide students at The Boulevard in Perth.

 

Our student utopia has got everything you need to thrive at university and make the most of your time as a student in Perth, Australia. Some of the highlights of our student utopia are:

• Our outdoor pool on the terrace – perfect for living in sunny Perth!

• Our rooftop cinema, made for watching your favourite flicks under the stars.

• A fully equipped gymnasium – so you have no excuses for not hitting the gym!

• Fully furnished rooms, which take the stress out of moving in.

TERRACE POOL

Our outdoor pool is the perfect place to kick back and soak up the sun after a long day at university!

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Perth’s Top 5 Beaches

The beaches of Perth are usually the first thing on every new student’s list – and why wouldn’t they be? Perth has some of the clearest water and whitest sand in the world. It’s the perfect place to chill out and have fun, or a good place to study for the day if you’re in need of some sun! If this sounds like something you’re into, read on for our picks of the best beaches in Perth.

City Beach

Some of the clearest water in the world at City Beach

There’s plenty of parking at City Beach, so it’s the perfect place to drive to during a break in classes – with plenty of restaurants too, it’s the ideal place to head to for a picturesque lunch during some free time. There’s an expanse of grass and trees, as well as long stretches of sand. It’s quite a popular beach, so there’s always people to meet and places to be!

How do I get there?

City Beach is the closest beach to our brand new student accommodation in Perth, The Boulevard, a quick 20 minute drive or 40 minute bus ride away on the 81 bus.

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Why the University of Western Australia is Perth’s highest ranked University

UWA or U-Dub as students like to call, is Perth’s oldest University, founded in 1911 and is the highest ranked in Western Australia. With nearly 20,000 students this University is ranked 91 in the QS World University Rankings.

Want more information about what courses you can study at UWA or about student life and clubs? We’ve done all the research for you!

How to get there?

UWA is only a bus ride away from our brand-new purpose-built student accommodation complex, The Boulevard. Take the 950 from Beaufort Street and it’ll take you right to the front of campus in about 20 minutes. If you like to cycle, by bike the University is only 20 minutes away too. Cycling is a great option for students living at The Boulevard as we offer plenty of secure bike storage areas, so you don’t need to worry about storing it!

Unique Features

UWA has over 5000 International students making the campus a culturally diverse community. UWA has had a lot of highly ranked graduates that include Jo Horgan, founder of Australia beauty store chain Mecca Cosmetica, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia and Michael Malone founder of IINET. Your degree can truly take you anywhere. Ok, enough about its people. Did we mention UWA’s campus is one of the nicest looking campus’ in Australia? People often come to UWA’s picturesque riverside campus just to have a picnic and enjoy the scenery with friends!

The iconic Winthrop Hall at UWA

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Why Study at Curtin University?

Curtin University is one of Perth’s most popular universities! It offers the largest course selection in Perth and you’ll find students from all around the world studying here, making it Perth’s most global Uni! If you’re interested in studying at Curtin University we’ve put together this guide about courses, features and student clubs for you too!

So where is Curtin University?

Curtin University is located south of the Perth CBD in Bentley.

Address: Kent St, Bentley, Perth, WA 6102

About the University

Curtin University was established in 1966 with its main campus in Bentley. The University has over 50,000 students and has the campus size to match. Curtin ranks 250 in the QS 2018 world rankings and each year its increasing to make its way up to the top. Curtin also ranks 9th in Australia.

Curtin University Research Building

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How does being an international student in Perth compare to other major Australian cities?

Australia is home to some incredible cities, all with many unique features that attract international students from all across the globe. Whether you’re interested exploring the beautiful beaches of Perth on the west coast or the hustle and bustle of a big city like Melbourne, we will show you what it means to be a student in Perth compared to all other major capital cities in Australia.

Perth

Perth’s most popular beach, Cottesloe! – Perfect place to de-stress after a long day at Uni!

Size and population

Perth’s population is 1.6 million, which is an ideal size for new international students as it’s not too small or too large! It’s not too big that it takes forever to get to the places you want to go but is the perfect size for meeting up with friends who are studying at different universities throughout Perth.

Visiting beaches in Perth

Perth is home to some of the best beaches in the country! The great thing about them is they are never overly crowded as you have the whole coast to explore and find a spot that’s completely secluded! Perth beaches are known for pure white sand and crystal-clear water, they’re enjoyable at all times of the year, even in the middle of winter!

Best things about living in Perth for students

Not only is Perth home to some of the best beaches, living in Perth gives you easy access to the beautiful natural sights of Western Australia. International students in Perth love to explore the different landmarks such as Rottnest Island and the Pinnacle. You can read more about where students like to visit for day trips on our recent blog! If you are a nature person, Perth is definitely for you!

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Top 4 Things from Curtin O Day

We recently attended the Curtin Student Guild O Day, and it was a blast – even the stormy weather couldn’t stop it from being a great day! We had free food and a chance to enter our competition for a trip to Tokyo, staying at our Hakusan House property. Read on to discover the top 4 things from our day at Curtin Uni!

Free popcorn!

It was the perfect day for popcorn – and we had it being freshly made at our marquee. There was plenty to go around and it proved to be the perfect treat for a cold, wintery day.

Our team serving up fresh popcorn

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How Safe is Perth for Students?

So, you may be wondering, how safe is it for students to live in Perth? Perth is home to a large number of international students and many believe Perth is one of the safest cities in the world because of its friendly people and great sense of community! Moving to a foreign country can be scary at first and we know that looking for safe and secure student accommodation in Perth is a priority. So we’ve outlined all the details such as who to contact and safety features to help you feel safe in Perth!

Who to contact if you need help?

In an emergency situation, the number to call is 000. This number will give you access to fire fighters, ambulances and police. For non-emergency police assistance please call 131 444.

Police in Perth are very friendly! Don’t be afraid to speak to them if you need help.

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The Best Places for Shopping in Perth

New to Perth and want to know the best shopping centres around? We’ve got all your shopping needs covered while living in Perth!

Shops with Something for Everyone – Perth CBD

Perth CBD has a variety of stores on offer, so you’re guaranteed to find what you are looking for. With stores to suit every age, style and budget, you can spend the day exploring Perth City’s many unique arcades and strip malls. There’s Hay Street Mall, London Court and Forrest Chase just to name a few.

Perth CBD shopping
Shopping for everyone! Get amongst the London Court Arcade in Perth’s CBD.

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The Guide to Student Jobs in Perth

While you’re studying, it can be a good idea to build some experience and earn some money working on a part time or casual basis. Even working outside of your field of study can have some great benefits when you look for a permanent role out of university. We’ve listed some of the jobs you may choose to work while studying and we even have a way we can help!

You might choose to work in a boutique coffee shop like this one

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