Employing international graduates

International graduates contribute valuable cross-cultural perspective and diversity to the workforce.

International graduates are an untapped pool of highly skilled and motivated job candidates. As graduates, they are high achievers, quick to learn and able to offer multicultural insights and multilingual skills to the Australian labour market. In addition, they contribute over $31 billion into the Australian economy annually – yet international graduates only account for around 0.7 per cent of Australia's labour force.

How we help you recruit an international graduate

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The University of Melbourne gives you access to free vacancy management services on Careers Online.

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Engage with graduates

We offer various opportunities for employers to engage with students on campus.

Yes. The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows international graduates to work in Australia for periods of between 18 months and 4 years, and there are more visa options available to international graduates too.

No. International candidates will provide you with evidence of their right to work and reside in Australia, a Tax File Number and bank account details. There is no additional work for you to do.

No. On average, graduate employees receive less than 40 days of professional and technical training. Employers are spending less than $11,276 on training a graduate employee. According to AAGE, over the two-year period of an international graduate Visa, this equates to a training investment of less than $23 per day.

The University of Melbourne provides careers and employability support services to international students including activities to ensure their English language proficiency and understanding of Australian business culture is at a level acceptable to the Australian labour market.

The diverse cultures from which our international students originate and their multi-lingual capabilities can be a benefit to an employer who is exploring international business opportunities.

Contact us

Phone:
+61 3 9035 5983
(Monday–Friday, 9am to 4pm)

Email:
careers-services@unimelb.edu.au

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