Work Entitlements

  • Student Visa Work Entitlements

International students in Australia on a valid student visa can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while school is in session, meaning students can work 15 hours one week and 25 hours the following week. However, there is no limit on the number of hours an international student can work during recognised school vacations. Although they are allowed to arrive in Australia up to 90 days before their course begins, students are not allowed to begin working until after their courses have begun.

The 40-hour limit does not extend to any work the student is required to undertake as a component of his or her studies or training. Volunteer and unpaid work, however, does count towards the 40 hours. If an international student works more than the Australian restrictions allow, his or her visa may be cancelled.

  • We make it personal
Family members (spouses and children) accompanying the international student under their student visa have the same work rights as the student — 40 hours per fortnight. Unlike the students, family members may not exceed 40 hours per fortnight, even during holidays. For those students obtaining a graduate degree, like a masters degree, their family can work unlimited hours. Like students, family members are allowed to work only until after the student has started his or her course.


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