How many hours can I work as a student in Australia?

Posted20 September 2017 Working Hours Australia

If you wish to earn a little extra money or want to improve your CV while studying English in Australia, it is important to know what visa restrictions are in place for international students.

Working as a student in Australia

If you have a student visa you can work up to 40 hours over a two-week period. How these hours are split is up to you or your employer, for example you could work 10 hours in week 1 and then 30 hours in week 2, totalling 40 hours over two-weeks.

If however you work 30 hours per week twice over a two-week period, totalling 60 hours, you will be in breach of your visa restrictions. These restrictions are only applied during semesters, and are lifted during vacation periods such as Christmas or the summer break.

When can I start working?

You can only begin working after your course has started and you are fully enrolled.

Popular jobs for students in Australia

If you are interested in finding part-time work in Australia, there are a variety of different options to choose from. Coffee shops and retail stores always have part-time positions available, but don’t forget to check with your school or the local university to see if they gave any positions available! Roles such as this look extremely good on your CV.

Apply to study English in Australia

If you are interested in studying English in Australia, apply with SI-English today. We can help you apply and guarantee you an offer letter from a school within 24 hours. You can also view a list of all English language schools in Australia.

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