Student visa work limitation relaxation

Student Visa Work Rights The student visa has conditions that restrict the students to work more than 40 hours per fortnight. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department is taking a flexible approach and allowing the students to work more than 40 hours in the following sectors: 

  • employed in the health sector, enrolled in a health-related course (such as nursing or medicine) and are directed by a health official to assist in the effort against COVID‑19
  • employed in aged care by an Approved Provider or Commonwealth-funded aged care service provider before 8 September 2020
  • employed by a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider before 23 April 2020
  • employed in the agriculture sector
  • employed in the tourism and hospitality sector

Published: 11/05/2021 Source: MIA Notice