Working on a student visa - Section contents
Student visas allow you to do limited work in Australia, subject to certain conditions.
If you are on a student visa, there are restrictions regarding when and how much you and your family can work while in Australia.
You and your dependents (if any):
- can only work after you have commenced your course
- must adhere to the work hour restrictions set out in your visa conditions.
You can find out what type of work your visa allows you to do by using Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).
Refer to our academic calendar for the dates of semesters and examination periods. Course breaks start after the examination period (even if you don’t have exams) and end when the following semester begins.
Internship subjects that are undertaken as an elective and are not a mandatory requirement for your course will count towards your work limitation.
Verifying your work conditions
Claim your superannuation before leaving
If you've worked while in Australia, ensure you claim any superannuation paid to you when you permanently depart Australia.