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Student visa update

Jul 13, 2023 | AUS | 0 comments

As of July 1, 2023, Student Visa holders no longer have full time work rights as was permitted during Covid19 Pandemic.  During the Pandemic, Student Visa work restrictions were relaxed and completely removed in January 2022. This allowed Student Visa holders student visa holders to work over their normal limit of 40 hours per fortnight to address workforce shortages. This ended on 30 June 2023.

Currently Student Visa holders can work no more than 48 hours a fortnight while studying. Student visa holders have no work restrictions when their course of study or training is not in session.

This ensures that student visa holders are able to focus on obtaining a quality Australia education and qualification, while remaining able to gain valuable work experience, and contribute to Australia’s workforce needs.

The Australian Government has announced that student visa holders already working in the aged care sector on 9 May 2023 can continue to work unrestricted hours in the aged care sector until 31 December 2023.

Employers must continue to follow Australian workplace law. Under these laws, employers cannot allow a student visa holder to work in breach of their visa conditions. 

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