Part-time work is an obvious way of increasing weekly income.
Many students find that Centrelink support is not quite enough to live on after rent and bills are taken into account. Students who have limited savings or family support will often be obliged to supplement their allowance with part time work earnings. Whether this is regular part time work or seasonal work undertaken during university breaks is a personal decision with both options used successfully by many students. Many factors need to be taken into account such as your study workload, your learning style, and of course the availability of work.
Information about looking for work can be found on the Careers and Employment web site.
It is important to bear in mind that, if you are a full-time student, it is recommended that you do no more than 8-10 hours employment each week if you can.
Course Placements / Part-time work restrictions
In some courses, such as Nursing, Medicine or Teaching, there are periods during the year when it will be very difficult to participate in part-time employment. Long hours will be required for practical experience.
Most international students will also have visa conditions restricting the amount of hours they are legally able to work in Australia during semester.These restrictions may need to be taken into account when assessing income within a budget.