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September 23, 2022

International Students Can Continue Working Unlimited Hours

Per recent announcements at  Jobs and Skills Summit Australia, the Australian government has decided not to reintroduce restrictions on per-week working hours for international students until at least mid-2023.

Earlier this year, in January, the government announced that all foreign students in Australia could work more than 20 hours a week.

This means that foreign students working in any field can work for an unrestricted number of hours per week.

To comply with the visa requirements, students should remain registered on their university course and must maintain satisfactory course attendance and satisfactory course progress while working.

This amendment was made to help with the labour shortages that have enveloped Australia since the border closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The international students will also gain an additional benefit of staying and working for up to six years in Australia after graduation.

From July 2022, foreign students and their families are no longer required to prove their Covid-19 vaccination status when entering Australia. Meaning that students coming to Australia will no longer have to fill out a Digital Passenger Declaration, and unvaccinated travellers will not require an exemption to travel.

These changes have been made to boost the interest of international students in choosing Australia as a destination to pursue their higher education after the country implemented some of the world’s most harsh border closures to deal with the pandemic.

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