Travel and work to help support yourself financially and practice your English in the work environment! ELC has teamed up with Work and Travel Company, Australia’s leading Working Holiday agency, to offer you a comprehensive package of services to meet all your needs during your gap year in Australia.
NB: this program is exclusive to Working Holiday visa holders.
Work & Travel Company profile
Work and Travel Company is the largest job agency just for Working Holiday makers in Australia. Each year they fill over 6000 jobs all over Australia, from Tasmania to Darwin, from Perth to Alice Springs and Cairns. They also have their own travel agency, offering great deals on cheap travel all over Australia.
Work & Travel Company is located just down the road from ELC and is exclusive to students who study at ELC. Many of our students become members of Work & Travel Company and combine English study with work and travel around this beautiful country.
WTC membership inclusions:
Information handbookTo help you prepare for your experience Down Under
Jobs serviceMembership to WTC’s job service with access to paid work (avg $20/hr) after the end of your English course (as most jobs are full-time and on week days, you need to have completed your course to access them). You will receive casual, short-term and generally unskilled job offers through our recruitment desk. Jobs are primarily in Sydney but also around the country: you should be willing to travel in order to take up some job offers. WTC places you in paid jobs in:
- Bars and restaurants
- Hotels and resorts
- The building industry
- Agriculture and fruit-picking
Tax File NumberTFN applied for during your first week at school, allowing you to work legally.
Bank accountBank account opened in your name so you can transfer money before you leave home. You will apply for your ATM card in your first week at school.
Taxes and superannuationYou can talk to WTC’s consultant about how to claim your taxes and superannuation back.
Sim cardYour phone number will be e-mailed to you before you leave home, so you can communicate it to your family and friends. You will receive your sim card in your first week at school.
InternetUnlimited free access to computers in the Sydney centre and in 15 Backpackers World Travel centres around Australia
AdminAccess free faxing and photocopying in the Sydney office. A general mailbox will also be opened in your name with free mail holding and the possibility of an additional mail forwarding service.
Questions & emergenciesWhilst travelling you can call the office anytime. In case of emergency, you will also have a free 24/7 emergency assistance number.
Activities & travelWTC organises social activities in Sydney for all members to meet and mingle, some of them free of charge. They also offer free travel talks and provide advice on where to travel and when. You can book your travel from WTC’s travel desk or from any of the 15 Backpackers World Travel offices all around the country with significant discounts.
AccommodationWTC provides advice and assistance to look for and book short-term or long-term accommodation in Sydney or all around Australia.
TransportWTC is also there for you if you need advice to book a bus/flight or to buy/rent cars, 4WD or campervans.
Who can join?
This program is exclusive to Working Holiday visa holders.
When do I work?
The job service starts after you have completed your English course.
What level of English do I need?
To qualify, you need to reach our upper-intermediate level of English upon completion of your course. You may need to show evidence of your level or take our pre-arrival level test to enrol into this program.
When do I receive these services?
Before arrival: Comprehensive information handbook, bank account pre-opened, phone number allocated.
First week at school: individual appointment with your WTC counelor: TFN and ATM card applied for, sim card.
After the end of the English course: full orientation to the WTC services. Registration to the job service.