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Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders in Australia

The temporary change to student visa work limits to address workforce shortages in Australia has been extended until further notice. The relaxed restrictions apply to ongoing students as well as new student arrivals including secondary applicants in all industry sectors. Student visa holders will be able to work before their course of study commences. International Students will also be able to work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy.

These temporary measures remain in place until further notice. Student visa holders must ensure they are aware of any changes to visa conditions, including work rights. It is important students frequently check the Department of Home Affairs website for updates. Student visa holders who cancel their enrolment, stop attending classes, or fail to meet satisfactory course progress, may be in breach of their student visa conditions.