Hasselbaink is expected to become the new QPR manager in the next few days, with talks almost finalised.
And Austin says that he is looking forward to being guided by a manager who had such a stellar career at the top level.
“If he comes in I am sure, as a former striker, he can help and improve my game,” he said. “It would be nice to be working with someone of that calibre."
Hasselbaink represented the likes of Chelsea and Leeds United during his playing days, and he was a prolific scorer in England’s top flight.
Austin’s future looks destined to be spent playing in the Premier League – and he will be keen to gain some insight from the current Burton Albion boss.
Austin scored 18 times for QPR in the Premier League last season, and Newcastle United, Sunderland and Aston Villa are said to be interested in signing the striker in January by the Daily Star.
Hasselbaink is likely to be keen to keep Austin about, and it seems that the 26-year-old would be happy to stay at Loftus Road until the end of the season, after his latest comments to TalkSPORT.
Hasselbaink’s first game in charge of QPR is likely to come in two weekends' time, when the London side take on Burnley.