- Australia could need up to 161,000 new AI specialists by 2030
– CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency1
- Machine learning specialist is the 2nd fastest-growing job role in Australia
– The 2022 LinkedIn Jobs on the Rise2
- The average base salary for a professional with AI skills in Australia is AUD 112,000/year
– Payscale3 (as of June 23, 2022)
This presents excellent employment opportunities for skilled AI graduates in Australia.
- Australia offers brilliant opportunities for international students to work part-time
(The national minimum wage in Australia is currently AUD 20.33 per hour).
- Working part-time is a great way for students to build new skills, gain meaningful work experience and improve their chances of finding full-time job opportunities.
- Student visa holders can usually work up to 40 hours per fortnight while their course is in session.
- If you have dependent family members included on your student visa, they are also eligible to work 40 hours per fortnight.
Temporary relaxation on hours you can work
The Australian Government has announced a temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders. Students can now work for more than 40 hours per fortnight.
(Please check the temporary changes to student visa work conditions for the latest information: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/temporary-relaxation-of-working-hours-for-student-visa-holders)
Upon graduation, students may be able to continue to live and work in Australia temporarily by applying for a post-study work visa of up to 3 years per the current immigration guidelines.
(Please check https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ regularly for the latest information on eligibility and other criteria)
Australia is considered one of the top destinations to live, study and settle abroad.
- Australia performs well in many dimensions of well-being
Australia outperforms the average in income, jobs, education, health, environmental quality, social connections, civic engagement and life satisfaction.
- OECD Better Life Index4
- Australia has the fifth-highest quality of life globally
This ranking places Australia above the Netherlands, Finland, Germany and New Zealand in the top 10.
- US News’ Quality of Life Ranking5