Opportunities of Jobs in Australia
Companies in Australia don’t care which university you studied from. A good university helps you in getting a good learning experience and may provide access to facilities and resources such as career portal, career advice and counseling sessions, that help in improving the quality of your written resumes which may help in job market and performing well in it. But universities do not directly help you in getting jobs and you have to go out there and do it yourself.
One of the major roadblocks you will face as an Indian student in Australia is your English speaking skills. They give more precedence to the fact that a person is a cultural fit in their office rather than his technical skills. So you should be able to communicate clearly and effectively if you want a good job.
Although your communication skills matter, but that doesn’t mean your professional experience accounts for nothing. It certainly does help if you have previous experience in your domain or have built a proper portfolio for yourself which boasts and accentuates your skills. The subjects, assignments and projects you did while at the University can be really helpful at this stage as well and can be a good platform to show off your skills.
You are ineligible to apply to a lot of companies for jobs if you don’t have an Australian PR or citizenship, but this does not mean it’s impossible to get a job otherwise. It just becomes a lot harder as you have to spend a lot of time trying to find companies that hire people without PR or Citizenship. It is definitely very testing and painstaking though, in some cases people have found jobs immediately and in others, it has taken months. A large proportion of the job in Australia is not advertising. This means you limit your ability to get a job if you are relying solely on looking for advertisements online or in the newspaper. You will need to let the people in your network know about your job search.
Coursework students can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session, and unlimited hours during holidays and non-compulsory study session. A fortnight is defined as a 14-days period beginning from Monday and ending on Sunday. After completing your graduation you need a graduate VISA to stay in Australia and look for jobs. This VISA allows you to stay in Australia for 18 months after completing your graduation.