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International Students in Aged Care Sector will temporarily be able to work more hours

Aged care providers will temporarily be able to offer more hours to international students to ensure the care of senior and vulnerable Australians to combat the impact of coronavirus.

The announcement from Wed 18 March 2020 expands existing temporary arrangements relaxing student visa work conditions to the aged care sector, applying to both residential and home care.

“Many international students already work in the aged care sector but are restricted to 40 hours a fortnight. We're relaxing those limits to help fill the temporary staff shortages.”