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New Work Hour Requirements for International Students

OSHCstudents – It’s important to check with official and updated sources for the latest information. As of that time, here are some general considerations regarding work-hour requirements for international students in Australia.
Starting 1 July 2023, international students can work up to 48 hours per fortnight. This equates to 24 hours per week.
This change has been designed to provide students with increased flexibility to support themselves, while still ensuring study remains the primary purpose of their visa.
In a notable exception, international students working in aged care before 9 May 2023 will not be subject to the reinstated 48-hour work cap and can continue working unrestricted hours until 31 December 2023.
Other details to note as a student visa holder:
  • You cannot work until you have started your course in Australia.
  • During course study periods, you can work up to 48 hours per fortnight (either part-time or casual).
  • During study breaks defined by your institution, international students are permitted to work unlimited hours.
  • If your course includes work as part of its curriculum, these hours won’t count towards the 48-hour cap.
  • For those pursuing a master’s by research or a Ph.D., there are no limits on work hours.
  • Always check for the latest information from official government sources or contact your education provider’s international student support services for the most accurate and up-to-date details on work hour requirements for international students in Australia.
If you are international students, foreigners arriving in Australia, or Australian citizens traveling abroad looking for OSHC, OVHC, travel insurance, please contact Annalink team at email: info@oshcstudents.com and our partners for further information and assistance.
OSHCstudents Team

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