Being an international student is a costly affair. You have to pay your way through the visa application fees, plane tickets, tertiary fees, health cover, and general living expenses like food, fire, shelter, funky clothing, and even funkier shiny gadgets.
Sure, you’ll have a little help from relatives during your student exchange, but there’s always a time to pitch in and help. Plus, part-time work while studying is a great way to build confidence, meet new people, and get a bit of extra cashflow for boozy nights with your new uni crew (assuming you enjoy killing brain cells).
Mid flicking through job ideas, the thought suddenly occurs to you… are international students even allowed to work?
For those of you confused and/or concerned, the answer dear, aspiring, student worker is: Yes You Can.
But, before you jump up and down with excitement you must know: part-time work while studying comes with conditions. The Australian government is a big fan of conditions. And it has plenty when it comes to student visas in Australia.
So, let’s start off our discussion. What are the working conditions for student visa holders in Australia?