Work and study in Australia

Best for 
studying and working in Australia over a long period of time

What is our work and study in Australia course?

Our work and study program in Australia lets you learn English and work in Brisbane, Australia. During you course, you’ll study English for 6 months (24 weeks) and our dedicated OPUS Coordinator will provide you with guidance and support throughout your program. Together you will aim to find a maximum of 3 job meetings to help you gain some valuable paid work experience.

The type of work you may do varies from working in hotels and retail stores to waiting tables in bars and restaurants. To work and study in Australia you will need a Student Visa. Read here for more visa information.

This six month program is also available in Auckland, New Zealand. We also offer other work and study English courses in New Zealand for nine months and five months.



This programme is right for you if:

  • You already have an intermediate level of English and want the opportunity to improve your language skills in an English-speaking country
  • You are open minded and want to make new friends and immerse yourself in a different culture
  • You want to work and earn money while living and studying in Australia or New Zealand
  • You want to enhance your CV by gaining valuable work experience
  • You want to receive an accredited Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement

Course facts

Course length
6 months (24 weeks); maximum time before working is 4 to 6 weeks
Course structure

28 lessons (21 hours) of General English: focus on the four main aspects of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Assistance with getting up to 3 job placement meetings: these can take the form of trials or informal meetings with potential employers

Note: you will study while undertaking your work placement

Entry level
Intermediate English
Minimum age
18 Years old
Lesson hours
45 minute lessons
Class size
Average 12, maximum 15

All courses are Monday-Friday, with morning and afternoon classes

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Which schools offer this course

NZNew Zealand (1)

Why should you choose Kaplan International?

We are a global leader in providing English language courses for students all around the world.

Our unique K+ learning system allows you to target specific areas of English and progress through language levels. Choose from a huge selection of 45 English schools, as well as a wide range of courses to best suit your needs. We aim to make your journey with us the experience of a lifetime.

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Certificate to prove your level of English

It is important you have proof of your studies and the hard work you have put in.

At the end of your course you will receive a Kaplan International English Certificate of Achievement documenting your new language level and attendance. We are proud to be accredited by highly-respected and recognized accrediting agencies in each country.

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K+ English Language Learning System

K+ is our exclusive learning system that maximizes learning by embracing technology as a teaching and studying tool.

Focus on the four key language skills that are key to achieving fluency: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Our materials help you learn in class, on the move, or at home. This integrated approach provides a fun and effective learning experience. 

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