If you have been
granted Permission to Work, there are restrictions on the number of hours you
can work. If you were granted a Student visa on or after 26 April 2008, you and
your dependent family members will already have Permission to Work
automatically included with your visa. If you were granted a Student visa
before 26 April 2008 and have not yet applied for Permission to Work, you and
your family members may only apply for Permission to Work after you have started
your course in Australia.
You cannot undertake
work until you have commenced your course in Australia. When your course has
commenced you can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the term and
unlimited hours when your course is not in session.
members granted Permission to Work who
- Can work up to 20
hours per week at all times
- Must not start work
until the primary visa holder has commenced the course in Australia
- Have unlimited work
rights if the primary visa holder has commenced a course towards a masters or
considers your course to be in session:
- For the duration of
the advertised semesters (including periods when exams are being held)
- If you have
completed your studies and your Confirmation of Enrolment is still in effect
- If you are
undertaking another course, during a break from your main course and the points
will be credited to your main course.
You can work unlimited hours if you are a PhD or
Masters student and you have submitted your thesis for marking.