Universities and Higher Education
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) distinguishes Australia's educational system from many other countries.
Ideal work for students
These industries are good for students since they offer flexible hours and a wide range of opportunities:
Work rights during the study period:
While in Australia on a student visa, you can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and an unrestricted number of hours during vacation periods. International students pursuing a master's degree by research or a PhD can work an unrestricted number of hours.
Work rights for your spouse:
Throughout the year, the spouse of an international student is permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours each fortnight. If the student is pursuing a master's or doctorate degree, their spouse can work full-time once they begin their major course of study.
A few things to remember:
Post-study work rights in Australia
After completing a minimum of two years in your study, you can apply for a post-study work permit for a period of two to five years. Your stay in Australia will be determined by the degree of your Australian study certification. You will receive a year of post-study work if you choose to study in a regional city such as the Gold Coast, Canberra, Wollongong, Adelaide, or Perth. If you study in a regional area, such as Darwin, Cairns, Toowoomba, or Coffs Harbour, you will be granted an additional two years of post-study work permit.