Australia is proud of the quality of its education and training. In the past 10 years, more than 10 lakh students from overseas have studied in Australia. Students from all around the world have long made Australia their education destination. Latest Enrolment data for 2007 reflects that over 437,000 international students drawn from more than 217 different countries were undertaking an Australian qualification in Australia. These students chose an Australian education for a number of reasons: its reputation for excellence and world-wide recognition: the safety and stability of the Australian society; Australi's enviable standard of living - one of the highest in the world; and Australia's multicultural community which helps international students feel at home.
WORK OPPORTUNITY IN AUSTRALIA
You and your dependent family members will have permission to work automatically included with your visa. Further information on the conditions that apply to working while studying is available.
You can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours when your course is not in session. You cannot undertake work until you have started your course in Australia.
Work that is a formal registered part of your course is not included in the limit of 40 hours per fortnight. If you are doing voluntary or unpaid work it is included in the limit of 40 hours per fortnight. A fortnight begins on any Monday and ends on the second following Sunday. Dependent family can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight throughout the year. A week begins on any Monday and ends on the second following Sunday.
Family members of students enrolled in Masters by coursework (subclass 573) can work unlimited hours when the student starts their main course.
You must also comply with the state and territory laws of Australia. Under all state and territory laws, you cannot work during school hours if you are under the school leaving age, which in most states is 15 years.