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Part-time and flexible work for university students in Port Macquarie

Updated: Feb 7, 2023


There are several good part-time employers in Port Macquarie for university students, including:

1. Retail Stores - There are many large retail chains and independent stores in Port Macquarie that offer part-time positions to students, including Coles, Woolworths, Big W, and Kmart. These jobs can be a good fit for students looking for flexible schedules and the opportunity to gain retail experience. 2. Hospitality Industry - The hospitality industry, including cafes, restaurants, and hotels, is another popular sector for students in Port Macquarie. These jobs offer flexible hours, opportunities for tips, and the chance to work in a fun, fast-paced environment. 3. Call Centres - Probably phrased as "customer service" on Seek. Hire students for part-time customer service and sales roles and offer flexible schedules and good pay. 4. Government Agencies - There are several government agencies in Port Macquarie that offer part-time positions to students, including the Department of Human Services and the Australian Tax Office. These jobs are generally more stable and offer good pay, but the application process can be competitive.

It is important for students to research their options and find the best fit for their needs and schedules. They may also consider reaching out to their university career center for job search resources and advice. References:


Flexible job opportunities for university students in Port Macquarie that aren't in hospitality - therapists and meter readers

You may be surprised to learn that there are more job opportunities than stacking shelves at Woolies or waiting on tables.

After all, not everyone is into retail. Also, uni students should be taking the opportunity to build their career CV while earning money.

For example, there have been numerous opportunities advertised for therapists, usually advertised as "therapy assistant" or "behaviour therapist", in PMQ. These jobs are particularly relevant for CSU Port Macquarie students completing degrees in psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, medicine, paramedicine, teaching, nursing or education.

One ad said: "We understand that university schedules can be demanding, so we offer flexible working hours to accommodate your schedule." Another ad said: "University students currently studying in a related field (Education, Psychology, Speech and Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy) are welcomed!."

Another opportunity - for anyone who likes walking - is meter reader for Skilltech, which advertises "flexibility of employment for university students". Applicants need to hold a current valid Driver’s License, focus on safety with a high level of attention to detail, enjoy working independently and autonomously, the ability to be on time, reliable, punctual and able to meet strict deadlines, a good level of fitness and physical ability, and being comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions.


Tutoring opportunities

There are several tutoring opportunities available for university students in Port Macquarie, including:

1. Private Tutoring - Many students offer private tutoring services to primary, secondary, and high school students in Port Macquarie, in subjects such as math, science, and English. 2. Tutoring Centres - Some tutoring centers in Port Macquarie hire tutors to work with students in a variety of subjects. 3. Online Tutoring - With the rise of online learning, there are many opportunities for students to offer their services as an online tutor, through websites such as Tutor.com and Chegg. 4. University Tutoring Services - Some universities have tutoring programs for students, and may offer opportunities for university students to work as peer tutors.

It is important for students to research their options and find the best fit for their skills and schedule. They may also consider reaching out to their university career center for job search resources and advice.

Check out tutoring opportunities in the CSU network - https://studentvip.com.au/csu/tutors


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