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[NEED HELP] Anyone have good knowledge of Australian Laws

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by bashhunter, May 13, 2012.

  1. bashhunter

    bashhunter Regular Member

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    I am planning to go to Australia to study

    Anything will do because I'm not planning on using that degree

    So Here's the Question:

    Can I work when I am studying in Australia?

    Or is it like in the US (No Working Allowed for foreign student)

    Can you please cite the source of the law (if possible)
     
  2. aa026

    aa026 Newbie

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    Your legally allowed 20 hours, but you can do unlimited hours illegally.
     
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  3. alinator

    alinator Junior Member

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    This ^^

    OR

    Contact the school you are studying at, they should answer any employment related queries regards to visas or other restrictions.
     
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  4. bashhunter

    bashhunter Regular Member

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    20 hours for what? (a week, a month)
     
  5. delune

    delune Newbie

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    20 hours per week (the law is actually no more than 40 per fortnight for an international student, while your course is in session). You can work as much as you want in the holidays.

    As for "unlimited hours", cash in hand work as far as I know can be found in the hospitality industry (some smaller cafes/restaurants/shops), but is fairly uncommon.
     
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    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    Australia is a very "cash in hand society". There is lots of work available "under the table". This will not be highly skilled and highly paid work, but it is freely available.

    (and it's 20 hours a week - unless it has been changed. Check this on maybe the aussie immigration site though. My info is from about 5 years ago when I used to offer a spare room to japanese students in a homestay deal.)
     
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    delune Newbie

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    Go to the Australian Govt. Immigration Website, click "Visas, Immigration and Refugees" then click "Students"
     
  8. KevinA

    KevinA Regular Member

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    I don't have the source from law, but from people I know, the maximum is 20 hours per week.
     
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    shaunaalen Newbie

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    have a look at this site....immi dot gov dot au good to know for australian laws and study in australia
     
  10. shadow213

    shadow213 Newbie

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    Hi
    Sort of an expert because i came to oz as a student and studied here for 2 years and stayed back for work..now doing aff marketing full time..back to ur question
    Ys you can work here..20 hrs per week by law..but there are certain changes coming to the system from 1st july..which will allow you to work 40 hours per 2 weeks..this is to allow one to work 30 hrs in week 1 n then 10 hours in week 2..which is not possible under the current system.

    Also..workwise you will get moat jobs in sydney n melb. Thats where life in australia is..i dont intend to offend anyone with this statement..and i am saying because i live in perth..which is dead by 6pm..and as a student its really hard to find jobs here

    Good luck with ur trip to oz..
     
  11. Uppa839

    Uppa839 Junior Member

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    ^^^This. Particularly about Sydney and Melbourne (it's always funny to hear Americans try and pronounce Melbourne). Most tourists always have visions of rural outback Australia or of beautiful beaches and while we have those in abundance the majority of work/people are located in Sydney and Melbourne.

    Though if you have any other questions you would be better off posting in the subreddit Australia. Simply because they usually cover other miscellaneous things that are often overlooked such as public holidays (significance such as Australia Day or the Melbourne cup), behaviour in a pub and approaching women.