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Money for Jam: Part Time Job Ideas While You're Studying

Now, that Semester 2 is under way, and you’ve paid up for all your textbooks and other start of semester needs, your bank account might be feeling it.. Well no need to panic and sell a kidney, check out some great ways to make some money without cutting too much into your study and social time.


The Dry Season is event season with events and festivals happening fairly consistently from May to September. Work on some of the Territory’s iconic and well known events provid3 considerable opportunities to both gain experience, and provide flexible paid work outside normal study hours. The large number of festivals and events always require event staff and crew across a number of areas. Check out local event companies Darwin Turf Club, Darwin Festival or register with a job placement agency such as Top End You could also try  hitting up hotels, and the Darwin Convention Centre. Also, make sure you keep an eye on online job outlets such as

Hospitality and tourism

The hospitality and tourism sector is one of the Territory’s largest employers and due to high turnover within the sector, are often looking for staff to fill gaps. The hours tend to be after business hours and weekends, which might allow greater flexibility to fit in around your studies, but be careful not to overcommit yourself.  Hit up individual hotels, pubs, clubs directly, keep an eye on


If you have expertise in a certain area or discipline, offer your services as a tutor to high or middle school students. Promote your services on facebook community groups or to local schools


Keep an eye out for jobs posted at local shops and shopping centres. If there’s a store that you love to shop at yourself, why not personally drop your resume off to them – you never know!

Internships can be a great way to get valuable experience in a company or industry in which you wish to find long term employment. Many large organisations within the public and private sector offer structured internships which may be paid, voluntary or a combination of both. Log into CDU’s career hub for more tips, advice and notifications on how to land an internship.  International students, contact Navitas for specific opportunities for international students


Volunteering is great way to gain new skills while giving back to your community. And, while it might not be paid initially, it can lead to paid employment or of not, at the very least, looks great on your resume which can help you find meaningful employment down the track. Volunteer opportunities are regularly advertised on Volunteering NT’s website ot

Make and sell

Love to make things? If you’re creatively inclined and love to sew, make, bake or create, consider a stall at one of many local markets around town. Parap, Nightcliff and Markets have opportunities for casual stallholders and Malak marketplace also is worth a shot for creative, artisanal products or produce.

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