Not sure what the job market it like in Australia, however, if you need to when you finish your degree, move. You can always live where you want to live in a few years, but you may lose out on very good opportunities if your not willing to move to them.
Does Australia do placements like the UK? (summer placements, 1 year placements before your final year, etc.) If so, look at getting something like that early so you can secure something. If you take any advice above about getting a crappy help desk side job, be willing to give it up for a good placement, the relevance of a placement in the field you want to be in far outweighs a helpdesk.
University is an opportunity to learn without repercussions, while there its considered your “job”, treat it like that, and make use of all the time it gives you to explore things, grow, and learn.
This is a good clip that descibes uni that i think is correct
Look at what companies do graduate programs for when you finish uni, if you can find a good one, get a placement with them before you finish uni, there more likely to take you on after you finish.
@Big_Al_Tech I disagree somewhat. Maybe it is dependant on country but with a technical degree there’s zero reason you should end up in a helpdesk job (unless your definition if helpdesk is different?). Or well, maybe i should change that to saying, there’s no way you should end up purely in an entry level 1st/2nd line helpdesk role, depending on the type of job you go for.
A good company that did have a grad in networking would probably put them into a mix of L2 support on projects or internal, and onto projects as a networking guy for design and build, or just purely design and build.
Most grads I know who do any sort of support, are generally supporting systems they have built as 3rd line support.
Australia does do internships and grad programs https://gradaustralia.com.au/