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5 Jobs If You Can’t Speak Fluent English (Yet)


5 Jobs If You Can’t Speak Fluent English (Yet)

Need a job in Australia, but you’re still learning English? No worries, mate!

We put together a list of jobs you can do even if you can’t speak fluent English – and some of them might help you improve your speaking and listening! 

# 1 Dishwasher

Dishwashers are responsible for cleaning dishes in food and beverage environments, like restaurants or pubs. In most places, your main task will be loading the dishwasher and putting away dishes. This position requires basic English, but it will give you the chance to practise with coworkers.

You can find Dishwasher job opportunities on Gumtree, Jora and Indeed. Payment starts at AUD $21.38 / per hour.

Having a Food Safety (FSA) course can increase your chances of getting hired; you can take this 1-day course at Alliance College.

# 2 All Rounder / Glassy

There’re many kinds of all-rounder jobs, some require more English than others, so look at the tasks before you apply.

A common all-rounder job for students with basic English is in Pubs or Hotels, also known as “Glassy”. In this position, you’re responsible for keeping the place clean and organised and taking dirty glasses and dishes back to the kitchen.

This job will give you the opportunity to practice English with coworkers and customers, and you might even learn how to make cocktails from the Bartending team!

You can find All Rounder/Glassy job opportunities on Gumtree, JoraIndeed and Seek. Payment starts at AUD $21.38 / per hour.

Having an RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate is mandatory. You can increase your chances of getting hired if you have bartending skills. You can do both the RSA and the Bar Operations course at Alliance College.

# 3 Hotel Housekeeper

Housekeepers are responsible for cleaning and doing tasks like vacuuming, emptying trash cans, changing bed sheets, and cleaning windows. Some housekeepers may be assigned specific cleaning duties, for example, working in the laundry facilities and cleaning towels, linen, bedding, and workers’ uniforms. 

This position will give you the opportunity to practice English with your coworkers and improve your speaking and listening skills. You can find Housekeeper job opportunities on Indeed and Seek. Payment usually starts at AUD $23.5 per hour.

# 4 Cleaner

If you’re a neat person who enjoys making things clean and tidy, you can work as a cleaner. It only requires entry-level English and it might give you the chance to practise a little bit if you work with other cleaners or with your clients.

The average salary for a cleaner is around AUD $25 in Australia – but remember that the more experienced you are, the higher the payment can be. You can find job opportunities from Gumtree, Jora, and Indeed.

# 5 Food Delivery Driver

This job requires very basic English, in most situations, all you need to do is to follow the instructions and pick up and deliver a food order.

You’ll need a bike, motorbike or a car to do your deliveries, and you can apply for different apps, like UberEats, Hungry Panda, Menulog, Deliveroo, DoorDash, and others. Your payment will depend on how many deliveries you were able to complete, but the average income is AUD $21.55 per hour (during meal times).

An RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) certificate might help you get more deliveries if you’d like to be considered for alcohol orders. You can do the RSA course and get the certificate at Alliance College.

Interested in any of our courses? 

Get in touch with us! Email info@alliancecollege.edu.au to learn more abour our courses. 

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