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Posted on October 12 2022

Australia student visa holders work unlimited hours till June 30, 2023

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Updated August 24 2023

Highlights of unrestricted work rights valid till June 30, 2023

  • Australia Student Visa holders will get unrestricted work rights only till June 30, 2023.
  • Until then, international students can work over 40 hours in the period of a fortnight for which you can choose any economic sector.
  • The cap on the number of hours students are allowed to work will be restored on June 30, 2023.

Here's a heads-up for international students who are planning to study in Australia on an Australia student visa. The country has now in place a waiver of limit over the number of hours foreign students can work during their studies in Australia. This waiver will be in effect only till June 30, 2023.

Till June 30, 2023, international students currently studying as well as those who are newly enrolling in Australian universities for higher studies can work over 40 hours in the period of a fortnight. This lenience is applicable also to secondary applicants for an Australia student visa. They can work in any sector of the economy and work before the beginning of their course of study.

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After June 30, 2023, Australia will restore the 40-hour cap on working hours for a holder of a student visa in Australia. The hours a student visa holder is allowed to work results in their obtaining a high-quality education in Australia and greater value for their qualification.

It’s advised that even would-be students in Australia ensure that they are aware of any changes to conditions applicable to an Australia student visa. These will include work rights they will have as a student in an Australian university.

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What students must know

You have to continue to strike a balance between the commitments of your study and work irrespective of the flexibility given regarding the number of hours you are allowed to work in Australia.

You as a student will still have to:

  • make sure you have satisfactory attendance during the course
  • maintain your course enrolment
  • make sure you have satisfactory progress in the course of your study

International students with an Australia student visa who cancel their enrolment and attend classes no more, or do not achieve satisfactory progress in the course of study, may be considered as breaching the conditions of their student visa.

If you are willing to study in Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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