Today I would like to talk about hospitality industry in Australia. The hospitality industry offers great job opportunities for international students seeking part-time and casual employment. In general, there is more hospitality jobs offered in the bigger cities but it can be more competitive at the same time. If you have work experience in the hospitality environment, it may be easier to get a job. For those who do not have any work experience within hospitality industry, don’t worry! The work experience is not always required.
When is the best time of year to working in hospitality?
Hospitality work is available during the whole year however the best time for casual job opportunities increase from September until January due to both the Christmas/New Year period and the warmer summer weather.
How to get hospitality job?
What types of hospitality jobs are offered in hospitality industry?
There are a lot of jobs which you can do in hospitality. It is all about working with people and finding the place which suits you and where you feel welcome.
There’s endless variety of places within Australian hospitality industry where you can work, such as; bars, cafes, restaurants, casinos, backpacker hostels, holiday resorts, boutique hotels and entertainment venues like theatres and stadiums to name just a few.
A list of hospitality companies
Job Search Websites
Hope it helps you finding the right job.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Study Online Australia team.
Good afternoon from Study Online Australia,
Today, I would like to talk about different courses of English you can choose from.
1. General English
Each level takes between 10-15 weeks. Classes usually start on any Monday throughout the academic year. The course is structured in 1-6 levels: Beginners, Elementary, Pre-elementary, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced.
2. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
It tests your English knowledge in the four skills - listening, reading, writing, speaking.
If you want to study at University or migrate to Australia, you will need to undertake the IELTS course. Students usually need to have at least intermediate level of English to be able to undertake IELTS course. However, it can vary on each English college.
3. Business English
This course is designed for students who want to progress in work environment or do further study. The development of spoken and written business communications such as Meetings, Presentations, Formal letters, Emails, Reports and other topics including Marketing, Finance, Management and more. Students usually should have intermediate level of English to be able to undertake Business course. However, it can vary on each English college.
4. English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
This course teaches students to write essays in English, how to prepare a good presentation with appropriate English business grammar and give recommendations how to be successful in your
further academic study. Students can gain direct entry to some Australian universities and colleges after successful completing EAP course. Students don't pass or fail. Students get a score. There are specific entry requirements for writing and reading parts. It may vary on each English college.
Important! Before signing in the EAP course, it is important to check the Direct Pathway Agreements with Universities and colleges. If your selected University or college, has an agreement with the English college, you will need to finish the EAP course in the required level. Then, you will be not be asked for doing any English test and you should be enrolled at the University or college without it.
5. The Cambridge Certificates
The First Certificate in English (FCE)
It is an Upper-Intermediate level exam. FCE is the right course for students who need to be able to communicate confidently in English in most situations.
The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
The CAE course enables students to develop their skills in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking futher. Students will be more confident in daily situations within Australian community as well as succeeding in academic environment.
The Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
It is designed for students with extremely high level of skills in English.
All above Cambridge Certificates consist of 5 parts: Reading, Writing, Use English of (Grammar), Listening, Speaking. The FCE, CAE and CPE certifications are internationally recognised by organisations and employers.
6. Other English courses
There is a vast range of other English courses offered by English colleges. For example, you can study:
English for Customer Service Communication, Pronunciation classes, English for Health Fitness and Wellbeing or Teaching qualifications - English for Teaching Younger Learners (TECSOL), Certificate IV in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), CELTA or DELTA.
Should you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
When you apply for student visa in Australia, you will need to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to meet your student visa requirements. Your student visa will be valid for the same as your OSHC policy to ensure that you have OSHC for the entire period you are in Australia. Without private health insurance such as OSHC you would have to pay the full cost of any medical expense or hospital stay. This could add up to many thousands of dollars. You can choose a single policy that covers you only or a family policy which provides health insurance for you, your partner and any dependent children under 18 if they live with you in Australia and are listed on your student visa.
What does OSHC cover?
OSHC provides a safety net for international students. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines).There are 5 private insurers which offer OSHC and they can provide a range of different OSHC products. Our advise is to compare policies from different OSHC insurers before selecting your insurer to make sure that the level of cover you have chosen meets your needs.
How much does OSHC cost?
The OSHC cost varies depending on the type of cover required. The minimum cover is from $456 per year for singles, $1222 for 12 months couples cover, $1744 for single parents cover and over $2000 family cover.
How do you purchase OSHC?
You can arrange to pay for your OSHC through your educational institution or you can purchase OSHC directly from the OSHC insurer. Study Online Australia team works closely with Nib private insurance which offers OSHC in very competitive rates.
How do I use my OSHC card?
If you need to visit a doctor of medical centre, show your card/payment confirmation and your student ID when you attend your appointment. You will be charged the doctor's fee and the government fee component of that may be processed by the medical centre. You will either to be able claim straight away or may incur an additional charge. Remember to keep a receipt and submit a claim through your OSHC provider.
Not everyone needs to organize OSHC
Some students may be exempt from enrolling in the OSHC such as students from countries whose Governments may have Reciprocal Health Agreements for students in Australia. Note: Only some reciprocal health agreements cover students in Australia (students from Norway, Sweden and Belgium), some will only cover visitors. Study Online Australia team will assist if you are eligible before you apply for your student visa.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Study Online Australia team.
Pavla, The Director