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17 September Work in Australia

Understand your work rights in Australia

Understand your work rights in Australia

Student Visa

  • Your course attendance needs to be above 80%. If your attendance falls below 80% your visa and your work permit will be cancelled.
  • You can work up to 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) while you are studying.
  • You can’t only start working after you have started your course.
  • Your work permit is valid for the length of your student visa.
  • Your family members with you in Australia can work 40 hours per fortnight.
  • During any school holidays you can work as many hours as you want.

Working Holiday Visa

Working Holiday visa holders can do any kind of work while in Australia, for a maximum of six months with each employer.