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Old 03-12-2015, 05:13 AM
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A Few Questions


My name is Joćo (or John, if the til is not available) and I am in need of some answers so I thought the members of this forum here could be of some help!

My girlfriend and I want to move to Australia after our IELTS exam, with a Working Visa for her (as an Architecture Intern) and with a Student Visa for me (to study a one year course and work a part-time job in the meantime).

My questions are:

1. Are internships paid in Australia, per norm, and if so, how much? Our information right now is that an undergraduate should expect around up to a certain level but that the rules for an internship wage are more flexible, so can we expect to rely on an internship as an living income source? According to payscale, she should be able to expect 2900$ per month with a Masters and less than a year's experience.

2. As an immigrant, is it easy to find a part-time job? My English level is C2 and I've lived in England before so I am not scared with the job environment. I am scared though, since I am an immigrant with an English Majors Degree and a Linguistics Post-grad, that I won't find a part-time job at all.

We want to move there but right now our plan is based too much on assumptions and general info. We need to make sure that, worst case scenario, we can still live there with an underpaid internship and a minimum wage part-time job, ex: two part-time (20h p/week) minimum wage jobs in Australia (16,87$) equal a monthly income of 2699$.

Is this reasonable to expect?

So is there a kind and brave soul out there who can elucidate two very eager young people?

Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Actually, I've just realised this has a better place in the job and work section! I will repost it there, sorry for the inconvenience!


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