Student Jobs

Whether you’re looking for a casual job or a permanent position in the tourism industry, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast delivers outstanding career pathways and choices for everyone. With more opportunities than ever available, there’s never been a better time to work in a fun and dynamic environment and consider a career in hospitality or tourism on the Sunshine Coast.

The Queensland Tourism and Hospitality Jobs hub connects jobseekers with job opportunities available on the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

The Sunshine Coast is not only a great place to live, but it’s also a great place to live, learn and kick start your future.

Whether you are looking for a casual job as part of your study experience or maybe something more permanent when you graduate, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast delivers the lifestyle and career opportunity that you’re looking for.

The Sunshine Coast has almost 11 million tourists visiting the region every year and business owners on the Sunshine Coast are looking for part-time staff to help service these tourists right now! To support you while you study there is a vast array of jobs with accommodation providers, cafes, restaurants and bars, live music venues and internationally renowned tourism experiences

You can use this hub to list your available tourism and hospitality jobs for free, to search for a new job for free, to find information about accommodation in Queensland’s regions, and to learn about training opportunities.

Whether you’re an employer looking for staff, or someone looking for a new opportunity, this site will connect you to interested talent and the latest jobs.

Learn more and sign up to receive job alerts today.  

Full-time Work

Once you have completed studying there is the opportunity to move into full time work in your chosen field.

There are career and job prospects across many industries on the Sunshine Coast to develop your career. If you have completed work experience or an internship during your studies, you will have an edge when looking to gain permanent employment.

Graduate tips to find a full-time job:

  • Start looking for a full-time job early. We recommend looking for jobs approximately 6 months before completion.
  • Use Registered Training Organisation’s Career resources.
  • USC has a dedicated resource to help students and graduates search jobs, workshops and templates on how to write your resume, cover letters etc. The Career Development team is also available to seek advice with employment related issues and any questions you have.
  • Get in touch with Course Coordinators and Heads of School to put a face to the name and ask them to keep in contact if they hear of any jobs advertised.
  • Sunshine Coast Community Board or other similar Facebook Groups also can come in handy when searching for full-time jobs.
  • Expand your networks, volunteer at events, go to workshops and seminars or attend a business networking event put on by groups like Study Sunshine Coast and the Chamber of Commerce to meet local business owners.
  • Sign-up to free Student Employability events, programs and workshops through Study Sunshine Coast to help improve your employment prospects.
  • Update your LinkedIn profile.
  • Sign-up to job recruitment sites such as Seek and Jora.

Casual & Part-time Work

Casual or part-time employment on the Sunshine Coast whilst you study is a great way to earn money while meeting new people and getting to know the area, especially in industries like retail, hospitality, tourism, administration and other areas.

Grab your CV, dress in smart attire and walk into many of the businesses in Ocean Street, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba Esplanade, Cotton Tree, Buderim, Bulcock Street, Caloundra and ask if you can you speak to the manager to give them your CV.

Student Tips to find a casual or part-time job:

  • Check out job sites such as Seek and Jora for daily updates
  • USC has a dedicated resource to help students and graduates search jobs, workshops and templates on how to write your resume, cover letters etc. The Career Development team is also available to seek advice with employment related issues and any questions students or graduates have.
  • Get in touch with Course Coordinators and Heads of School to put a face to the name and ask them to keep in contact if they hear of any jobs advertised.
  • Sunshine Coast Community Board or other similar Facebook Groups also can come in handy when searching for casual and part- time jobs.
  • Sign-up to free Student Employability events, programs and workshops through Study Sunshine Coast to help improve your employability prospects.
  • Connect with other students working part- time that may know of job opportunities.

Work Experience & Internships

Whether it’s called an internship, placement, professional practise or work experience, gaining practical experience is a great way to kick start your professional career.

Try to gain as much practical experience before graduating as it helps with developing skills, gaining confidence and understanding how the theory integrates with the practical work.

Ways to find work experience or internships

  • USC Work Integrated Learning & USC Career Hub.
  • Volunteering on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Ask Course Coordinators/ Teachers.
  • Look on seek.com.au, Facebook Groups etc. and ask for the manager.
  • Sign-up to the Study Queensland Launch U Trade Accelerator Program.
  • Sign-up to the Study Sunshine Coast free Student Employability Program.

Other resources

Community noticeboards / Online groups

The Sunshine Coast Community Board or other similar Facebook Groups also can come in handy when searching for job opportunities.

USC Career Connect

A one-on-one session with a member of the Career Development Team can help with career planning, goal setting, developing options, exploring personality work preferences, job search skills, interview coaching and overcoming career transition issues.

Sunshine Coast Daily

The Sunshine Coast Daily is the Sunshine Coast’s largest and most popular print and online news platform for the region. Both printed and online versions of the publication list many job opportunities on the Sunshine Coast.

LinkedIn job search

Make sure you have a LinkedIn profile to build and engage with professional networks, access knowledge, insights and opportunities.

SEEK job search

SEEK is Australia’s number one jobs site. Search or browse jobs across the Sunshine Coast according to the type of work, hours, pay rate and industry in just a few simple clicks.

Sunny Jobs – Sunshine Coast Jobs Board

Built and launched right here on the Sunshine Coast, Sunny Jobs is your local jobs board that allows employers to share vacancies and provides candidates an opportunity to promote themselves via video and build rich profiles to elevate them when employers are reviewing job applications.

Course Coordinators

Keep in touch with Course Coordinators and Heads of School and ask them to keep in contact if they hear of any jobs advertised.