Become job-ready sooner

Access personalised career advice, employment opportunities and valuable job skills at the Curtin College Careers Centre.

For international students

It’s important to note that your working hours will be limited by your student visa permissions. Learn more about your rights as an international student.

Develop your career skills

We’re here to support your transition to employment

We’re committed to helping you develop industry-ready skills and enhance your employability through work-integrated learning, which is embedded in all our courses.

Whether you are looking for casual work while studying, a full-time job over the inter-trimester break, or you want to develop networking connections with industries in your chosen field, our team at the Curtin College Careers Centre is here to help.

The Centre offers free weekly drop-in sessions covering careers advice, resume polishing and job interview training sessions, led by qualified human resources professionals from Navitas as well as senior college management staff. The Careers Centre also runs a series of monthly on-campus career-building workshops and off-campus study tours exploring exciting workplaces in a wide range of different industries.

Before you start, it’s important to consider how much time you will be able to commit to work without it interfering with your studies. If you are an international student, you must also adhere to the working hour limits attached to your student visa. This means knowing when your deadlines are and when to cut back on shifts.

Find out more about student visa work rights.

 

Weekly Career Advice sessions delivered at convenient class-free times on Wednesdays between 12.00pm-2.00pm with experienced professional staff members from Curtin College, Curtin University and Study Perth, on topics such as writing cover letters and resumes for an Australian workplace context, tips and advice on the job application and interview process and additional advice designed particularly for domestic and international students who are taking their first steps into their career of choice.

Meet experienced professionals to receive strategic advice about building a career in the industry where you want to make your mark. The Career Builder series has included presentations from local professionals and organisations in engineering, health and media, with many more industries planned for 2022. The Career Builder seminars can potentially lead to job opportunities and paid internships whilst studying and talk on topics such as the power of networking have helped many students expand their industry network early.

Demonstrating leadership is one of the most sought-after skills that graduate employers look for in a candidate.

There are many ways you can become involved in your college community while developing your personal and professional leadership skills, including the Curtin College Student Ambassadors, Academic Peers, Perth Buddy scheme and becoming a Student Mentor.

Opportunities to participate in these various leadership opportunities are regularly advertised by the Marketing and Student and Academic Services teams.

 

There are many jobs available in Perth for students, both while you study and after you graduate. Working while you study is not only a great way to earn some extra money, it also gives international students the chance to be part of the community and experience the Australian way of life. Check out the information on the StudyPerth website on how to find a job in Perth. Curtin College itself also runs ‘Meet your next boss’ at the beginning of each trimester, where students and local employers looking to hire part-time staff can meet each other in a speed-dating type setting.

Current students can contact the Curtin College Student and Academic Services team to find out more about internship roles available in health services and hospital settings, accounting, marketing, business administration, community organisations, project management and human resources. You can gain real world work experience while still studying and, depending on the circumstances, you may also be able to gain credit towards your Curtin College diploma.

 

As a Curtin College graduate, you are also able to take advantage of our partnership with Navitas Professional providing work placement internships, mentoring support, interview coaching sessions, career readiness workshops and Professional Year programs. This collaboration offers you the opportunity to gain real-world experience with the industry and valuable employability skills. You will be placed within Navitas Professional’s network, from small and medium enterprises to ASX listed companies across Australia. You will be matched to your field of study and your career goals to maximise your potential. This placement opportunity with Navitas Professional is offered to Curtin College graduates. Please contact the college to find out more about the internship and associated fees.

 

Gain valuable work experience

Internships, mentoring and professional programs

Internships are a fantastic way to gain experience in your field of study. Current students can contact the Curtin College Student and Academic Services team to find out more about internship roles available in health services and hospital settings, accounting, marketing, business administration, community organisations, project management and human resources. You’ll gain real-world work experience while studying and depending on the circumstances, may also be able to gain credit towards your Curtin College Diploma.

There are many other ways you can become involved in your college community while developing your personal and professional skills, including the Curtin College Student AmbassadorsAcademic Peers and Student Mentors schemes.

As a Curtin College graduate, you will also benefit from our partnership with Navitas Professional, which provides work placement internships, mentoring support, interview coaching sessions, career readiness workshops and Professional Year programs. This collaboration offers you the opportunity to gain industry experience and valuable employability skills. 

You will be placed within the Navitas Professional network of over 4600 industry partners, from small and medium enterprises to ASX listed companies across Australia. We’ll match you with your field of study and your career goals to maximise your potential. This placement opportunity with Navitas Professional is offered to Curtin College graduates. Contact the College directly to find out more about the internship and fees.