Jobs for students with no experience in Australia

Finding a job can be difficult, especially when you are a student with no experience. For most of us, getting a job is a necessity to keep up with the day-to-day expenses. It can be challenging, and the job hunt can take a toll on even the stronger ones. But don’t worry, we are here to guide you in finding the jobs that fit your bill! This article lists down all the jobs that don’t require any knowledge or degree. These vacancies will not only pay well but, if you are an international student, they’ll also offer you a chance to brush up your communication skills as you will be interacting with the locals in most of these jobs.

None of the positions mentioned below pays lower than the minimum wage rate that is 19.84 per hour (before tax) AUD. There are some perks to working in particular industries in the Australian market where they offer you a loading wage. For instance, the healthcare industry must pay the loading wages for the public holidays, overnight shifts, and weekend shifts. As per the Fairwork website, casual employees are also entitled to a minimum of 25% of casual loading.

Now getting to the list of jobs, here are some of the jobs that you can work with no experience:

1. Food Delivery Driver:

One of Australia’s most sought-after jobs right now is a Food Delivery Driver, where prominent names like Menulog, Deliveroo, and Ubereats are always hiring delivery drivers along with Dominos and Pizza hut. The good news about this job is that you get to choose your working hours and there isn’t much experience required for the task. All you have to do is collect the restaurant’s food and deliver it to the address provided.

There are some drawbacks as well. As you work on your own ABN and not as an employee, you won’t be entitled to the perks and benefits that come with the employment package. However, you do get to explore the city a lot more.

2. Waiter:

Waiting tables is another one of the most common jobs in Australia. You can find work in any of the local restaurants, pubs or coffee shops. The job mostly entails dealing with customers, such as taking orders, filling the orders, cleaning the tables, and serving the customers while ensuring they are satisfied with the service.

It’s a fast-paced industry, which makes your job complicated as you have to be on your feet all the time. The best thing about this job is getting to learn many skills such as time management, multi-tasking, communication skills, and customer service. However, being in a fast-paced industry means you are busy, and you get tired, exhausted by the end of the shift.

3. Barista:

Barista is another job in the hospitality industry. To find this job, you may have to either scour the web or visit various coffee shops and cafes and see any opportunities available. As the name suggests, this job would require you to serve coffees and maintain the coffee machine, like cleaning it and refilling. If you want to be creative, you can try latte art to surprise customers occasionally.

Working as a barista may allow you to learn new things as most baristas try to experiment with different flavours and innovate, so you know a new skill. However, most coffee shops and cafes open early; that’s the only drawback here. Meanwhile, you get to meet a lot of new people and engage with them. That’s fun. Right?

4.  Kitchen Hand:

Kitchen hands don’t just wash the dishes; they have multiple tasks such as helping the chefs and keeping the kitchen workspaces clean. Working as a kitchen hand may have a lot to do with washing the dishes, but you do get to help the chefs in most cases, and that’s where the trick lies. You learn the tips and tricks to cooking meals and add that to your skills.

If you are an introvert, this job is perfect for you as it doesn’t require much talking. But, one drawback is the back-breaking workload and a stressful environment as it’s a fast-paced industry.

5. Cleaner:

You can work as a cleaner with any of the cleaning companies, or you can find contracts as a cleaner on your own. All you need is some supplies and the ability to get the job done, which isn’t very hard.

There are some drawbacks to this job, though. There isn’t any opportunity to learn a new skill; not much communication occurs during the career; and, the shifts may be early morning or late night, affecting your daily life.

The benefits of having this job are that you don’t need any skill or experience and you can work quietly, especially if you enjoy cleaning this is the perfect job for you.

6.  Sales Representative:

Landing a sales representative job will require you to have communication skills, be good at negotiations, and a decent grip on the language. You can become a sales rep at a call centre, retail store, or shopping mall. Your main goal as a sales rep would be to make the sale.

The good thing is that you can earn a lot in the form of commissions, the same can be considered a drawback as some people don’t hire for a wage they hire for commissions, since the commission is one of the key drivers here, if you do not make a sale you may not get the additional income you were looking forward to.

7. Retail Store Assistant:

You can find this job at any of the significant malls or retail stores around you. This job entails mostly managing the customers as they may require your help from time to time and may ask for recommendations, etc. Mostly you are in charge of running things smoothly on the customer end and the general cleanliness of the store and stock management.

One of the significant drawbacks of this job is that you have to be on your feet all day long, and if no customers visit, it might get a bit boring. The good thing is that you may end up enhancing your communications skill by speaking to the customers.

8. Labourer:

If you want to find a job as a labourer, use job portals and find the job that fits you. You can also contact recruitment agencies to help you connect with builders. You can also directly get in touch with builders and see if there are any work opportunities. However, you would require a white card before you apply, which is a certificate that states that you know how to work on a construction site, and you may also need to own safety gear.

This job may be hard to do for students due to hectic schedules and the fact that the job entails heavy lifting and back-breaking work, which may leave you too tired to do anything else. The good thing is that the construction industry does pay well and does polish up your communications skill.

9. Babysitter:

You can find this job via Au Pair or through various Facebook groups. This job will require you to quickly grasp your language to communicate with the children and family. You may also need to have some reference or certificate to show your understanding of children and their behaviours. This job may entail taking care of some of the household chores and taking care of the children. The best benefit of choosing this job is that some families provide au pairs free accommodation, allowing you to learn the culture more quickly. The only drawbacks are that you may have to adapt to the family’s rhythm and have a good grip on the language.


So, these are some easy to find jobs you can find in Australia that require no initial experience. Some of these might be tough but most offer a great deal of learning experience. Hope you found this article helpful. Best of luck with the job hunting!

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