International Students Benefits: Unlimited working hours allowed & Free Visa Application!
International students will be able to work extra hours to help ease labor shortages as more people are forced into isolation because of the Omicron COVID-19 outbreak in Australia
The Australian Government has announced a series of Student visa measures to provide an incentive for International Students to return to Australia as soon as possible and join the Australian community!
Student Visa Fee refunded – Cost AUD$ 0
If you are currently offshore and have a Student Visa you will be eligible for a refund of your Visa Application Charges. This benefit is applied to those International Students who arrive in Australia during the next 8 weeks.This great benefit will save you a considerable amount of money, making your experience in Australia more accessible. The current Visa Application Charge for an International Student is AUS$630.
These changes will also apply for new applications, which will be processed quickly so that more applicants like you can come to Australia during the refund window.
Unlimited Working hours with a Student Visa
Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced that the Federal Government will lift the 40-hour-per-fornight limit for student visa workers to unlimited hours, even if Qualification has not commenced yet. This was in place for Holidays Weeks, and now is fully available at any time!
This measure takes effect immediately for all ongoing students as well as new student arrivals who start a job prior to their course commencement, and will be reviewed in April 2022.
Every Professional Sector
The Australian Government has supported Australian businesses during the pandemic by allowing Student visa holders to work additional hours in critical sectors.
Due to current workforce shortages, the Government is temporarily extending this arrangement by removing the limit on Student visa holders’ working hours across all sectors of the economy.
It’s important to remember that any remaining conditions of your student visa will still apply. We can assist you with every detail!
If you want to know about all the opportunities that come with this measure taken by the Australian government, contact us and will be happy to advise you on this particular matter. Australia is waiting for you, get ready to #LiveTheExperience