Under usual visa conditions, international students on a student visa (subclass 500) are eligible to work part-time up to 40 hours per fortnight. This has changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic so that now those on a student visa can work an unlimited amount while studying, to help with workforce shortages. Restrictions on hours will be re-introduced on the 30th June 2023, so be sure to regularly check the Home Affairs website to keep up-to-date with visa conditions.
Even though working hours are currently unrestricted, we recommend only working part-time or casually alongside your studies, to ensure you have enough time to attend classes and complete assessments to a satisfactory level.
Opulence College students have the opportunity to work with one of our partnered firms, either as part of their course, or post-study as an entry pathway into their chosen industry. However, most students will want to find casual work to supplement course fees and living in Australia.
Finding casual work that fits around life and study can be tricky, especially for international students . For those looking for casual work, Australia has huge hospitality and retail industries, where experience is not always necessary, but there are lots of hours of work available.
The best websites for finding a job are:
Often, the simplest way to find a job is to deliver your resume to businesses in your area. That way, you can research places that may suit you, and meet potential employers in person to make an immediate impression.