This program is meant to help you settle in during your first week but also provides support for finding short-term jobs. The support staff can help you land temporary positions in Melbourne or Sydney, or you can branch out on your own beyond those cities.

Jobs & Travel

Typical seasonal jobs include:

  • Warehouse work
  • Hotel staff
  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • Farm work
  • Theme parks
  • Special events
  • Retail

You’re welcome to seek out work in other fields.

When picking up jobs directly through the support team in Australia, you will usually earn approximately AUD $24.00. If you organize jobs independently wages can vary.

Job support

Short-term job placement (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Support teams in Melbourne and Sydney can place you on short-term jobs.
  • In this case you will be paid directly by our Australian partner agency.
  • Wages are usually at least AUD $24.00.
  • These jobs are usually very short (sometimes less than a week) but you can string together multiple short-term gigs.
Jobs database (countrywide)

For positions outside of Melbourne and Sydney, the team maintains an extensive database of positions. For these jobs you’ll apply directly with the employer.

Orientation and job seminar
  • You’ll attend an orientation session covering job searching, safety, and other useful information.
  • You can also join a short, optional seminar geared towards the job search, specific industries, and how to set up alerts for jobs on various sites.
One-on-one consulting
  • You can consult with the support teams in Melbourne and Sydney about industry-specific jobs, work that can help with obtaining a 2nd-year-visa if you’re interested, and resume and interview prep.
  • If you want to talk about other logistics like buying a car, traveling, and renting an apartment, they can help with these things as well.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate
  • Working in a restaurant or bar often requires RSA certification. This can open up a wider range of jobs, which often pay quite well.
  • Our program includes an online RSA certification you can complete before you travel, but please note that this is valid in certain Australian states only (in NSW and Victoria, for example, you’ll need to do an in-person course, which will cost extra).
Au pairing
  • Those with an interest in childcare and some previous experience such as babysitting or daycare can pursue au pair roles (living with a host family as a childcare provider), which can be as long as six months in Australia.
  • If this sounds like your cup of tea, check out our Au Pair Australia program.


Welcome Week Package - $895
  • Seven nights of accommodation and daily activities
  • The Welcome Weeks are offered with specific arrival dates and itineraries, indicated below.
  • You can add additional nights before or after the Welcome Week, if you’d like.

Welcome Week Start Dates

  • 2022 Dates TBD

See the Melbourne Welcome Week itinerary

  • 2022 Dates TBD

See the Sydney Welcome Week itinerary