Other jobs backpackers can do
Replies: 28 - Last Post: Jan 26, 2013 11:44 PM Last Post By: gocasual26
Jan 17, 2013 3:28 PM
15Just a thought, OP - while your English is quite good I'm guessing it's not your first language. Have you considered maybe getting some extra work translating to or from your native language, or maybe tutoring school students either in learning your language or for those who speak your language, learning English. You don't have the formal qualifications to be a teacher, but there could be some demand for informal after-school tutoring.
Jan 17, 2013 8:25 PM
16Regarding your query Libby i am qualified to teach English to foreign speakers, Australians are native speakers, therefore I could teach new immigrants arriving to Australia, but i don't agree to teach accents, only neutral English, So if the intention to train them in Aussie English, i won't be very keen on that. However, i am prepared to teach English to new arrivals. My native language is not in demand, however I can teach European languages at a lower-intermediate level, i don't think that's good enough for a qualified tutor
Jan 18, 2013 3:47 AM
Jan 18, 2013 7:58 AM
18Ok then but I am quite a strict teacher, not a guitar playing happy go lucky type for children, what did you have in mind? Teaching Aboriginals, immigrants? Do you have any Australian job sites specific for Teachers, with TEFL certification. I don't have a Bachelor, or Master of Education. But i do have several years experience teaching in Asia, and Europe.
Jan 18, 2013 8:00 AM
19Oh i think you meant tutoring foreigners to learn English in order to adapt to Australia, on a casual, freelance basis. That means hanging around a metropolis for several months, for the word of mouth advertising to kick in. That's not really the part of Australia i want to see, a city is nice for a few days, but months -no way.
Jan 18, 2013 12:33 PM
20Yes, just throwing out suggestions for 'other jobs', in case you hadn't considered it. There's a reason backpackers go for harvest, restaurant and bar work - it can be done outside the major metropolises. Can you make coffee? My country town seems to open another new coffee shop every week and they all seem to be full - beats me how people want to spend so much time sitting round in coffee shops, but they do.
Jan 18, 2013 9:23 PM
21I have worked 1 day in a coffee shop in London, it was OK, but there is a hierarchy in the shop, with the girls there longer fighting, and jealousy of new people taking more tips, stealing each others tips, what's the name of your town?
Jan 19, 2013 12:29 AM
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Jan 20, 2013 9:59 PM
if you are going for your second WHV these mystery shopping and focus groups do not count towards this, and you would struggle to get 88 days worth of work in any of those jobs
jackeroo does count towards WHV but if you dont want to pick fruit your not going to want to work 11 hours a day 7 days a week on a farm 100s of KMs from town
wineries most jobs are now done by machine and what isnt by viticulturists
- options you could try, horse farms in sunbury, seymor (Vic)
- abbattoirs - providing you dont have problems dealing with slaughtered animals
- buliders labourer - providing it is the specified post code zones
- fruit packing, putting fruit in boxes for good hourly rate
Jan 21, 2013 1:16 AM
Jan 26, 2013 11:44 PM
28Try a rouseabout in a shearing shed. It can be hard work but we are always looking for someone. The other workers will show u what to do, and u should get the hang of it in a day or two. You should get around $200 a day. Go to any small town where there are sheep and ask at a pub and they will give u a number. You get to travel around and are in different place every week or two
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