Wondering if you can get paid employment as an international student? International students are permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight during session, and full-time out of session.
Students can obtain work once they have arrived in Australia and commenced their studies. However it is very important that you do not rely on obtaining work to pay for your living and tuition expenses while in Australia.
Money that you do earn should be considered as a bonus. Remember that as part of your application process, you are required to declare that you have sufficient funds available and are able to support yourself financially, without having to rely on obtaining work in Australia.
According to a recent independent survey, CSU is ranked as one of the leading Australian universities in terms of graduate employment. Our range of courses is structured using the latest industry input, ensuring that graduates are in demand by employers for the careers of the future.
The Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), allowing eligible international students to live and work in Australia temporarily after completion of university studies, is now available. These arrangements allow graduates who have completed a Bachelor degree or Masters by coursework degree in Australia on a student visa for a period of at least two academic years to apply for a two year post-study work visa. Graduates who have completed a Masters degree by research or a Doctoral degree will be eligible to apply for a post-study work visa for three or four years respectively.
For more information, please visit DIAC’s website.