Access our talent pool
Macquarie Student Employment (MQSE) is a free service which makes it easy for employers to access and connect with high calibre student candidates from Macquarie University.
Employing students will allow you to:
- make a valuable contribution to the future of Australia’s workforce
- bring the latest training, skills and methodologies into your workplace.
Employers tell us how impressed they are with our students’ problem solving and communication skills, collaboration and innovative ideas.
View our answers to employers' FAQs about MQSE below.
How much should I pay a student?
Rates of pay will vary according to the role. Hourly rates offered must at least comply with the National Minimum standards.
Roles requiring greater experience or a higher skill level are likely to pay a higher hourly rate.
Please note the following National Minimum Award Wages, as determined by the Fair Work Act:
- Permanent Full & Part time employees: $19.84 per hour + superannuation
- Casual/Temporary employees: $24.36 per hour + superannuation
Visit fairwork.gov.au/pay/minimum-wages for more information.
The Fair Work Information Statement [PDF 212.9KB] contains a summary of minimum employment standards in Australia. You will need to provide a copy of this to every new employee.
Are international students eligible to work?
Most international student visas allow them to work up to 40 hours per fortnight while studying full time. They are eligible to work more than 40 hours per fortnight during university session breaks.
They are not allowed to work before the commencement of their course.
International student applicants will be able to provide you with the details of their visa.
More information about international student visas is available on the Australian Government's Department of Home Affairs website.
How does working with MQSE make it easier to employ students?
MQSE is a team of experienced recruiters, supported by a team of career consultants.
- advertise and promote roles
- support student applications
- shortlist candidates
- provide unsuccessful candidates with constructive feedback.
How much do you charge to connect us with student applicants?
We are a completely free service.