Student FAQs

Any queries or concerns? Odds are someone else has or has had the same ones. Below are our responses to some of the common questions that we’ve encountered from students.

Can’t find the wisdom you were seeking? Get in touch at support@ribit.net and we’ll help you out.

There is strong demand for students from software, engineering, computer science, IT, business and marketing disciplines. However, regardless of your degree, many companies are seeking translatable skill sets such as coding, market research and analysis, planning and strategy, reporting, presentations, digital marketing and written communications etc.

For sure! Your knowledge and experience doesn’t necessarily correlate with how your number of years at uni.

Both! We’ve matched students from all different backgrounds to jobs.

Our focus is startups and  innovative companies across all different industries, which means that many (but not all) of our businesses represent organisations with fewer than 200 staff.

For students, this means an opportunity to experience a vibrant and diverse workplace in which you’ll gain a deep, practical perspective on the different facets of running a company. However, we also cater to larger organisations that have career relevant jobs available to students.

Ribit represents companies from an extensive (and growing) industry list including finance, IT, research, publishing, engineering, travel, logistics and food.

As many as you like. However, take the time to carefully read the description and think about how your skills, experience and background best match up with the company’s requirements.

Most of our businesses have roles open to all students, regardless of whether you’ve travelled from down the road or crossed land and sea to attend uni. 

Please make sure you are aware of working conditions for student visa holders which include the following rules: 

  • A student visa holder cannot work until they have commenced their course in Australia.
  • Once their course has commenced, the student is permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session, and unlimited hours when their course is not in session.
  • Excluded from this 40 hours per fortnight is any work that is undertaken as part of a course.

Ribit is free. We don’t charge students or businesses. 

Course Credit FAQs

We have recently introduced a new role type, Course Credit, to the ribit.net marketplace which aims to provide students with a placement opportunity. The roles allow students to apply the theory and skills they have gained while studying, and gain valuable workplace experience as a requirement of their educational program (e.g. industrial training) or a work-integrated learning course. 

Click through our FAQs to learn more, or feel free to reach out to us at support@ribit.net

On ribit.net, the role type course credit refers to a (often unpaid) learning opportunity which is completed as a requirement of a course offered by your educational institute or as a requirement of your program (such as industrial training for engineers). You must seek approval for these roles before applying to ensure they qualify for the specific course you are enrolled in and that they provide a substantial learning opportunity relevant to that course.

In most cases, course credit roles do not offer compensation (such as a wage or salary). At the discretion of the employer, they may however offer some form of stipend or additional benefit, such as travel costs or meals during the term of the placement. These roles are designed as a learning opportunity for students to apply the theory and skills they have gained while studying. For more information please consult your educational institute’s website for work integrated learning or the Fair Work Ombudsman unpaid work factsheet.

Course credit roles have specific requirements in order to qualify. Firstly, you must be currently enrolled in a Australian authorised educational institute or university. You must also be enrolled in a relevant course or program at that institute where work-integrated learning is a requirement. If you are not sure if this applies to you, please consult your university’s work-integrated learning policy before applying.

Typically a course credit role will be offered in conjunction with learning material provided during your semester. Because of this, course credit roles can last up to around 14 weeks. Some educational institutions will allow you to complete multiple work-integrated learning opportunities to meet the required hours and experience, so course credit roles can also be as short as 4 weeks.

There are numerous, well-documented benefits to participating in a work-integrated learning program. Students often finish the program having developed ‘soft’ graduate capabilities such as team work, communication, leadership, awareness and understanding of workplace culture, while obtaining practical experience and skills. A work-integrated learning experience can also be extremely valuable in your career progression, allowing you to enter the workforce earlier and/or more prepared. 

Our first recommendation would be to consult your educational institute’s work-integrated learning policy to ensure your program has a requirement to complete a placement, or that you are eligible to enrol in a course with a work-integrated learning component. 

Once you’re ready to start looking, head to your ribit.net account and change the preferences in the work details section: 

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This will let us know to update your notification preferences, and start recommending you to employers posting course credit roles! 

You can also search for course credit roles using the ‘types’ filter when searching for jobs.

 

When you’ve found a role you wish to apply for, you will need to contact the relevant university supervisor for your program to ensure the role is suitable before applying. We’ve made this easier by introducing a “send to my supervisor” function, which will directly email your supervisor all the role’s details along with a personalised message from you. 

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Only when your supervisor confirms you are approved to apply can you submit an application. From here, the application process is the as for any other role.