See the world while working for your future


There's a whole world waiting for you out there

Experience new cultures, new locations, languages and food by working overseas – whether it’s adventure guiding in the Galapagos Islands or advising banking clients in central London, the opportunities are there to be found.

Opportunities depend purely on your skills and qualifications. Most of the job roles listed below don’t require formal skills in many locations, but if you were to work overseas after getting a university or TAFE qualification, then the opportunities are much better.

  • Teach English
  • Cleaner
  • Cruise Ship Worker
  • Fitness Instructor

  • Bar Staff
  • Gardener
  • Coach
  • Musician

  • Tour Guide
  • Hotel Service
  • Flight Attendant
  • Labourer

Industry Outlook

Demand for overseas workers is greatly dependent on each location or country you are looking to work in. The cruise industry is growing rapidly with new ships being launched and new sailing routes thanks to a large number of people retiring from full-time work and looking to travel the world. Airline travel is also on the increase, demanding more employees from baggage handlers, to ground staff and flight attendants.

Your grasp of the English language is a skill that many students don’t realise they have – giving you the ability to teach in many countries around the world as long as you can speak some of the host country’s language in order to live there (i.e. Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin etc).

Overall, demand for Australian workers purely depends on local country conditions and economies, something that changes too quickly and is too broad to cover in this section.

Do you have what it takes?

If you’re the kind of person who loves trying new things and getting outside your comfort zone, then consider travelling overseas to work.

Working overseas, even if it’s just for a short time, can be a life changing experience. You’ll need to be adaptable, open to opportunity, and willing to learn, but it could be something you remember for the rest of your life.

  • Adaptability
  • Enjoy new experiences
  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Willing to learn
  • Open to new opportunities
  • Comfortable with change

  • Self-confidence
  • Resilience
  • Tolerance for others

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