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Student Work Rights in Australia

Post Study Work Rights

Student Work Right:

Australia is a great place to not only study but to fined perfect part-time work while completing your degree. Australia is the country with the highest minimum wage rate, which means it provides the chance to international students to earn their living easily. Many international students are concerned about finding part-time work also how their student visa allowing them to work while studying abroad in Australia. For these students, it is very important to know the rules and regulations of working on your student visa.

 

  • Graduates who have received their Bachelor or Masters Degree by studying in Australian university will be qualified to request for post-study work visa of two years.
  • Graduates who have received their Masters by research degree or a Doctoral degree in from Australian university will be qualified to request for three or four years post-study work visa respectively.
  • Other students may be entitled to request for the Temporary Skilled Graduate [subclass 485] visa application. If you have received the subclass 485 visa on temporary basis then you are allowed to stay for 18 months period to work in Australia.

In case you are hired by an employer then you can extend your stay in Australia which may lead to a staying on a permanent basis.

Student Work Australia

Work Rights During Study

The Australian student visa allows international students who are enrolled in any full-time degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) to work 20 hours per week on and off-campus during the academic year and unlimited hours during breaks and vacations. Although international students are allowed to arrive their study abroad destination 90 days earlier to their classes begins but they can’t start working until after their classes have begun. It is important to stick to this as you agreed on it when you were given a student visa. Because if you work more than you are allowed to there are high chances that, your visa can be canceled.

You can easily find a large number of part-time job opportunities in Australia. Some of the ideal jobs for international students are. The minimum wage in Australia is around AU$ 15.96 before tax.

  • Retail – Departmental store, Supermarket, etc
  • Tutoring
  • Hospitality – Cafes, restaurants, bar or delivery
  • Administration and clerical work
  • Farming and fruit-picking - seasonal work
  • Services – Daycare, childcare, aged care, call center or cleaning

Postgraduate Work rights

Australia allows international students to stay and find work after they are done with their graduation. If you are interested then you have to apply for a new working visa, Working holiday visa tourist visa before your student visa expires. You can apply for many different visas after completing your graduation. You can stay in Australia for between 18 months and four years on a temporary graduate visa it is open for any student who has completed at least 2 years of education in Australia. you will need a graduate skilled temporary (subclass 485) visa if you have completed a Bachelors's, Masters or Doctoral degree. Also, you can apply for a working holiday visa (subclass 462) after completing your degree. If you want to stay in Australia for a while to travel or work. This visa allows you to stay in Australia for 12 months.

Jobs that are highly paid in Australia

Australia is a place full of opportunities for international students if you plan to stay in Australia after graduation you should look for fields that are high in demand in Australia and equip those skills that can help you secure the best jobs. Australia provides great chances for fresh graduates to start their careers in different industries. Fields like computer science, Education; IT earth science, etc have a great scope in Australia. According to the survey conducted on international student employment, it has been shown that around 71% to 79% of international graduates have full-time jobs after completing their studies in Australia. Salaries depend on the job profile and field of operation but it's been reported that females graduates with bachelor’s degrees can earn around $30,180 - $55900 on the other hand male graduates can earn around $36,700 -75,880.

Industries that recruit international students in Australia

Almost every industry has a great scope for international students in Australia but the following mentioned industries highly appreciate international students can provide a great chance of career growth.

IndustryEmployment Percentage
Finance and Insurance13%
Media and Telecommunication6%
Education and Training14%
Professional Scientific And Technical Service11%
Healthcare and Social Assistance12%
Other44%

Field that are highly paid in Australia

As per the prediction of the department of employment in Australia, the job market will see an overall increase of around 12.8% and as per that, the following mentioned fields are the ones that pay highly to international students after completing their degree in Australia.

FieldsAverage salaries per anum
Healthcare and Medical$60,000- $300,000
Legal$60,000- $120,000
ICT$80,000- $100,000
Accountancy$70,000- $85,000
Banking and Finance$40,000- $100,000
Consultancy$80,000- $100,000
Rail and Maritime Transport$80,000- $100,000
Mining Jobs$100,000- $250,000
Sales$50,000- $100,000
Marketing and Communication$60,000- $80,000

 

 

 

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