Australia is bringing back the cap on work hours for international students. As per the new rule, the work hours will be increased to 48 hours per fortnight, 40 hours earlier. The change in the work hours will come into effect from July 1.
The increased working hours are being introduced so that international students studying in Australia can support themselves financially while completing their education.
The change in work hours will come into force along with a two-year work visa extension. The extension will also go into effect from July 1.
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The two-year extension of post-study work rights is only available for studying specific courses by international graduates. The extension only applies to degrees in the fields of verified skilled shortage. With this two-year extension, the eligible international higher education graduates will get two more years on their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).
Post-study work rights for selected Bachelor’s degrees will be increased from two to four years; for set Master’s degrees, it has been increased from three to five years, and for all doctoral qualifications, from four to six years.
|Degrees||Current||From July 1|
|Selected Bachelor degrees||2 years||4 years|
|Selected Masters degrees||3 years||5 years|
|All doctoral qualifications||4 years||6 years|
As per the Indian External Affairs Ministry, the number of students studying in Australia is 1,00,009 for 2022.
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