Earn and Learn is a unique program crafted to assist International students to secure a job in their chosen profession whilst still studying at University.


Access University students studying in your areas of operation and get substantial financial support to provide on-job experiences.

Rising Dragons

Registered students gain automatic acceptance into the Rising Dragon Alumni which offers a wide range of advantages from networking to events, functions and a personal mentor.

Welcome to Earn & Learn

Earn and Learn is a unique program crafted to assist International students to secure a job in their chosen profession whilst still studying at University. By providing unparalleled care, students thrive though real work, real jobs, real challenges and real learning. All students receive personalised support through tailored on-job training programs, career counselling, Australian resume creation, and much more. As students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week whilst on their student visa, Earn and Learn maximises this time with real paid work in real Australian Companies.

All Earn and Learn students are paid as per Australian law and will be entitled to annual leave, sick leave, study leave, superannuation (pension contributions), and regular pay slips just like almost every other Australian employee. All correct taxes are paid and at the end of each financial year students receive proof of employment through a Government recognised Group Certificate. When the employee completes the program they also receive a Certificate of Service, a reference and most importantly, the potential for a full-time job offer.

If you are a Registered Student, Employer or Consultant,

About Us

Earn and Learn has been established by a group of distinguished business people who combined have had over 150 years of great success in the field of recruitment, learning and development, university systems, government and international relations, particularly in Asia.

Our Board

We are dedicated to evening out the playing field so that International students can compete favourably with western students for good jobs and opportunities after graduation.

Simon Lane

Managing Director and Chair

With 40 years in the Human Resources field, he is an author in HR & has built several companies & serves on numerous Boards


Dr Caroline Hong

Vice Chair

Dr Caroline Hong is a successful CEO and Director with over 30 years in Business, Healthcare, and Government & Associations...


Andrew Stoner


The Honourable Andrew Stoner is an experienced company director & advisor. He is the former NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment.


John Banks


John Banks commenced working in recruitment in London over 40 years ago and helped found Australia’s largest recruitment companies...


James Thomas

Managing Director and Chair

James Thomas has worked in executive recruitment for over 30 years and founded Australia’s first independent reference checking business and exit Interview Company over 16 years ago.


Latest News

01 Jan

Employer to face court for alleged unlawful unpaid work experience

A Brisbane labour hire business will face court for allegedly underpaying 10 employees more than $14,000 through an unlawful unpaid work experience program. The Fair Wo...

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