Can I work during study in Australia/NZ?
While on a student visa, you may work up to 40 hours per fortnight during term time, and full-time in the holidays. The visa is automatically issued with permission to work, although you are not allowed to begin working until your course has started, and should not rely on work in order to support yourself or your family while in Australia. If you’re studying a master’s by research or a PhD you do not have any work restrictions. Keep in mind that any work required as part of your course is not included in the limit. Voluntary/unpaid work is not included in the 40 hour limit if it is genuinely voluntary, for a non-profit organization and for the benefit of the community.
What about working after completing the course?
How much can a student earn in Australia while studying?
A 16-18 years old foreign national with no previous work experience, living & studying in Australia on a student visa - you can work maximum 20 hours per week.
Average income is 15 - 19 dollars per hour.
A 20- 30 years old foreign national with some previous work experience, living & studying in Australia on a student visa - you can work maximum 20 hours per week.
Average income is 20 - 30 dollars per hour.
Rest, it also depends on your specific circumstances, level of skills, City you live in, your communication skills etc.
Where can I find work?
Australia has a wide range of industries and many have part time employment opportunities, including:
- Retail - supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
- Hospitality - cafes, bars and restaurants.
- Tourism - hotels and motels.
- Agricultural - farming and fruit-picking.
- Sales and telemarketing.
- Administration or Clerical roles.