OPUS Australia

Work and Study Australia Courses

Kaplan’s Work and Study Australia courses let you learn English and work in Brisbane, Australia. You’ll study English for 3 to 6 months and we’ll set you up with three job interviews to help you gain some valuable work experience.

What are Work and Study Australia Courses?

Work and Study Australia is the ultimate working holiday in Australia! On our 'Intensive English Work and Study' course you’ll learn English over 6 months while gaining part time employment. If you are on our 'Working Holiday' course you can study for 12-17 weeks and then complete a job placement. You’ll be able to learn English in one of our most intensive programs, and gain some valuable work experience to boost your CV.

The type of work you may do can vary from working in hotels and retail stores to waiting tables in bars and restaurants. Your level of English and visa type will determine your length of study and your ability to work – so please check out the visa requirements or contact us if you’re not sure.

Course Facts

  • Location: Australia: Brisbane
  • Start Dates
    Intensive English Work and Study: Every Monday (Student Visa holders only) 
    Working Holiday English: Every Monday (Working Holiday Visa holders only)
  • Course Length
    Intensive English Work and Study: 24 weeks (6 months) (+ 3 placement interviews) 
    Working Holiday English: 12-17 weeks (+ 3 placement interviews)
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Requirements:
    English: Intermediate English - IELTS 5.0 (may be obtained after arrival - additional fees). A free English test will be conducted to determine level
    Intensive English Work and Study: Student Visa
    Working Holiday English: Australian Working Holiday Visa
  • Class Size: 10-15
  • Lessons per Week: 28 General English (21 hours) (+ 3 job interviews in total)
  • Timetable: All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes only (general timetable below)
Click here to view a general timetable.

Course Structure

45 minute lessons for a minimum of 12 weeks.

28 Lessons of General English:

Focuses on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening and speaking. These courses offer a semi-intensive English education that will help you learn quickly and effectively.

3 Job Interviews (in total):

Interviews can take the form of trials or informal meetings. Previous experience may be required for some roles.
Student Visa holders will study while undertaking their Work and Study placement, where as Working Holiday Visa holders will study before commencing their Work and Study placement.


At the end of the course, receive a Kaplan International Colleges Certificate of Achievement documenting your language level and attendance.


Student Testimonial

"I worked at SIP Espresso, a very popular coffeeshop in the city. It was busy but I really enjoyed it! My boss and the staff were so friendly and kind! I went to the interview, my OPUS coordinator helped me prepare and it was great as it made me less nervous. "
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Brisbane School Testimonial