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Working while studying in Australia

Working while studying in Australia

If you are an international student working in Australia, it is important you know your rights, entitlements and protections in the work place.

Do you know:

  • it is illegal for an employer to treat you any differently to other workers based on your gender, religion, culture or nationality?
  • you may be entitled to higher pay for working at night, on the weekend or on a public holiday?
  • your employer is not allowed to fire you if you are away from work temporarily because you were sick?

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a free service to all people working in Australia. They have a range of information available on their website to help you understand your work conditions, and can be contacted for assistance if you have any concerns about your treatment at work.

Comments (27)

I have already gratuted from faculty of commerce accounting department at 2012 by good degree and i have preparing for obtaining Higher study as Diploma in marketing and i need if i can find work in Australia so what can i do to apply

It's really so informative article.

Thanks for sharing.

Is this only for international student or for everybody who is affected at work??

The information in this blog applies to anyone who can work in Australia. If you need more information about your rights and obligations in the workplace, you should visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Hi I'm coming to Australia at visit visa.. can you guide me it's better for me are not for work

Some Visitor visas won’t allow you to work in Australia. You can check if you can work on your visa by using the Visa Entitlement Verification Online system or by contacting the department. There can be serious consequences if you are working when you are not allowed. If you have made a mistake, contact the department immediately.

id like to study my m.s and phd in Australia I have done with my B.E computer science in india.

Please see our website for information about applying for a student visa.

Hello,

I am keenly interested to study as well as work in Melbourne.

I have 8 Years of International work experience in IT.
I am looking forward for short term courses to study in Australia.

Thanks

Hi Kumar. Please see our website for information about how to apply for a student visa. You might also want to visit the Study in Australia website for some general information about studying in Australia.

Do you know that students that you talking about is taking all the jobs in australia and don't give us we the permanent residence to work. If he cone to study the he must study not work.

Hi Ashraf. Thank you for your comment. Student visa holders make a valuable contribution to Australia. Working helps international students gain cultural and professional experience.

A student visa holder comes to Australia to study. This is why student visa holders have very strict rules about how much they can work. Most student visa holders can only work up to 40 hours a fortnight when their course is in session.

I am also pass +2 pass and lab. Technician and I am came to Australia but how plz help me...

Please see our website for information on how to apply for a student visa.

I wish to have visa of international student for working in australia.thanks

Please see our website for information on how to apply for a student visa.

What about the person having refuge card ?

Hi Afaq. The information provided about work rights in this blog applies to anyone who is working legally in Australia. Your visa grant notice will say if you are allowed to work in Australia. If you are unsure, you should contact your case officer.

Good evening

I am interested to know what is the minimum price or rate that a employer have to pay to the workers per hour when he is paying them with abn?

Thank
Sergio Plazas

Hi Sergio. Thanks for your question. You can find out about the minimum wage by visiting the Fair Work Ombudsman website.

Its really a brilliant ideas

i want to work and study in Australia on permanent basis. i have completed MBA finance having 3.25 c.g.p.a

Please see our for information on permanent visas. You can use the Find visa tool to help find a suitable visa.

please help me it my dream to work in Australia

Hi Abdul. Please see our website for information on visas. You should use the Find visa tool to help find a suitable visa that will allow you to work in Australia.

I am bangladeshi student. i am study In DHAKA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE for DIPLOMA IN ELECTRONIC Engineering.
i am intersted Study and Working AUSTRALIA.
Please help to me.
thanks
Mr. Sayem Khan
Dhaka
Bangladesh

Hi Sayem. Please see our website for information about how to apply for a student visa.