Advertise employment opportunities, including graduate, internships, international and voluntary work opportunities on Careers Online. This service is offered free of charge.
Careers Online is the University of Melbourne's official online careers resource. You can advertise a job to more than 10,000 University of Melbourne students, recent graduates and alumni who access Careers Online every month.
Advertising your opportunity on Careers Online can:
- promote your job opportunity to the highest calibre of students, graduates or alumni from Australia’s top university (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016–2017)
- allow you to target specific candidates based on industry, desired study discipline, type of work, location and more
- help you find educated, trustworthy and reliable candidates for your position(s)
- promote your brand and establish networks within the University of Melbourne.
How to place a job advertisement
- Log into Careers Online or create a new username and password
- Click 'Add a new job' from the left hand panel and follow the prompts. All jobs are approved for listing subject to our terms and conditions.
Terms and conditions
All job advertisements are carefully screened to ensure they comply with relevant legislation and our terms and conditions for advertising.
National wage standards
All advertised positions must comply with wage standards from the relevant award, enterprise or other registered agreement, or the National Minimum Wage.
Private householders or individuals are not covered by Fair Work Awards. However, it is the University of Melbourne's policy that all advertised positions must adhere to the casual National Minimum Wage requirements.
Where positions are not contract-based requiring an ABN, positions should not be below the casual time hourly rate for the National Minimum Wage.
Rates of pay
National Minimum Wage as of 1 July 2017:
- Part-time: $18.29 p/hour
- Casual: $22.86 p/hour (Adult rate – 21 years or over, Miscellaneous Award 2010 (MA000104))
- Full-time: $694.90 p/38 hour week (before tax)
The information above should be treated as a guide and employers should make their own enquiries with Fair Work Australia in relation to appropriate award rates per industry.
Fair Work Ombudsman
Phone: 13 13 94
- Australian Association of Graduate Employers (AAGE) – Peak industry body that represents businesses and organisations that recruit Australian graduates
- Business.gov.au (Employ people from overseas) – Resource for businesses looking to employ overseas workers and international students
- GO for Employers – Employer information from Graduate Opportunities, one of Australia's leading graduate careers resource
- Gradconsult SME Guide to Graduate Recruitment & Development – UK-based guide to recruiting graduates as an SME
- Hireserve: The SME guide to attracting graduates – UK-based site with advice on attracting graduates as a small or medium-sized business
- Innovation Connections – Australian Government initiative which encourages and assists small and medium-sized businesses with knowledge, research and innovation, including information funding grants to employ recent graduates
Employing international graduates
Many University of Melbourne international students stay in Australia for employment after graduating. They contribute valuable worldly experience and diversity to the domestic workforce. Recent changes to visas mean that many international graduates are now able to work in Australia for periods between 18 months and four years.
Working visa guidelines
The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) allows international graduates to work with no restrictions. Visa holders must meet language requirements (IELTS minimum score of 6 out of 9) in four categories: reading, listening, speaking and writing – ensuring that communication skills are of a high level. For the latest information, refer to the Department of Immigration: