Students studying abroad might want to work along with pursuing their education. For these students, it is important to be aware of the rules that regulate them under their student visa when it comes to work.
Work Rules for International Students
- The students in Australia on a valid student visa can work for up to 20 hours per week while school is in session, and there is no limit on the number of hours an international student can work during recognized school vacations.
- A work week in Australia is considered to be Monday through the following Sunday. 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 20-hour-per-week 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 20 hours. If an international student works more than the Australian restrictions allow, his or her visa may be cancelled.
Further Rules and Regulations
Other rules and restrictions under Australian student visas include:
- Students are required to pursue a consistent study program that has been approved by the Australian government.
- Students have to fulfill all of the requirements of the study program in which they are enrolled.
- Students must maintain satisfactory attendance in their course and course progress for each study period as required by their school.
- Students are required to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
(ATMC CRICOS CODE: 03013D)