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Student Visa Working Rights

Hi,

Regarding po ito sa working hours for students on holidays and semester breaks. Nakalagay kasi sa mga websites na nababasa ko ay like this or similar to this "If you are on a student visa, you are limited to working up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during university holidays."

Ibig sabihin ba nito na kapag mid-semester breaks and after class ay pwede na mag full time work? or after ng session (including exam period) pwede mag fulltime? Thank you.

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  • fgsfgs Cooper Basin
    Posts: 1,066Member
    Joined: Nov 12, 2013

    @Assilow said:
    Hi,

    Regarding po ito sa working hours for students on holidays and semester breaks. Nakalagay kasi sa mga websites na nababasa ko ay like this or similar to this "If you are on a student visa, you are limited to working up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during university holidays."

    Ibig sabihin ba nito na kapag mid-semester breaks and after class ay pwede na mag full time work? or after ng session (including exam period) pwede mag fulltime? Thank you.

    On a Student visa, you are allowed to work more than 20 hrs a week only during semestral breaks.

  • lunarcatlunarcat Posts: 126Member
    Joined: Oct 08, 2019

    Hello, I'm on a student visa and currently living in Sydney. During regular days, you are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight (2 weeks) for example, week 1 30 hours, week 2 10 hours basta 40 hours lang pwedi.. or 20 hours weekly. Depende says basta di lagpas 40 hours per fortnight. During term break (meaning every after class may 2 weeks na break yan) allowed ka mag work full time and holidays (Christmas holiday pinakamataas aabot 6 weeks) allowed ka mag work full time or unlimited hours.

  • lunarcatlunarcat Posts: 126Member
    Joined: Oct 08, 2019

    The agency (if you have one) will explain it to you further about the visa restrictions and kong ano lang pwedi sa visa mo. Other than that, you can check immigration website for further details.

    Assilow
  • atheleneathelene Sydney
    Posts: 449Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    edited September 12

    @Assilow said:
    Hi,

    Regarding po ito sa working hours for students on holidays and semester breaks. Nakalagay kasi sa mga websites na nababasa ko ay like this or similar to this "If you are on a student visa, you are limited to working up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during university holidays."

    Ibig sabihin ba nito na kapag mid-semester breaks and after class ay pwede na mag full time work? or after ng session (including exam period) pwede mag fulltime? Thank you.

    The 40 hours per fortnight is counted based on the consecutive fortnight. As with lunarcat's example, if you work 30 hours on the Week 1, you can only work 10 hours on the Week 2, then 20 hours on Week 3, 20 hours on Week 4. So between Weeks 1 + 2, you worked 40 hours, Weeks 2 + 3 = 30, Weeks 3 + 4 = 40, etc. Or you could work 40 hours on Week 1, no hours on Week 2, 40 hours on Week 3, and so on. Basta mahalaga yung magkakasunod na weeks ay hindi lalampas ng 40 hours. This scenario of varying weekly hours may apply if you have casual work (no fixed number of shifts/hours). It's just easier to remember yung "20 hours per week" idea kasi hindi mo na iccalculate each week kung ilang hours ka nagwork, hehehe.

    University holidays include STUVAC (official study vacation, the one week break between the last day of class and start of exam period), mid-semester breaks, summer and winter vacations. You can definitely work more than 40 hours per fortnight during these breaks. When your classes are in session, it means the whole semester/term, not just the hours you are on-campus for lectures. Afaik, exam period is included in that session. If you don't have exams (like assessments/submissions lang in postgrad), it's probably better to still assume that you are in session until all your assessments for that semester have been submitted.

    You can check your uni/school's key dates / study dates for the year to see on which dates you are allowed to work more than the 40 hours per fortnight (official school/uni breaks would generally be indicated).

    Assilowfortdomeng
  • AssilowAssilow Posts: 5Member
    Joined: Sep 14, 2019

    @lunarcat said:
    The agency (if you have one) will explain it to you further about the visa restrictions and kong ano lang pwedi sa visa mo. Other than that, you can check immigration website for further details.

    Thank you po

  • AssilowAssilow Posts: 5Member
    Joined: Sep 14, 2019

    @athelene said:

    @Assilow said:
    Hi,

    Regarding po ito sa working hours for students on holidays and semester breaks. Nakalagay kasi sa mga websites na nababasa ko ay like this or similar to this "If you are on a student visa, you are limited to working up to 40 hours per fortnight during the semester and unlimited hours during university holidays."

    Ibig sabihin ba nito na kapag mid-semester breaks and after class ay pwede na mag full time work? or after ng session (including exam period) pwede mag fulltime? Thank you.

    The 40 hours per fortnight is counted based on the consecutive fortnight. As with lunarcat's example, if you work 30 hours on the Week 1, you can only work 10 hours on the Week 2, then 20 hours on Week 3, 20 hours on Week 4. So between Weeks 1 + 2, you worked 40 hours, Weeks 2 + 3 = 30, Weeks 3 + 4 = 40, etc. Or you could work 40 hours on Week 1, no hours on Week 2, 40 hours on Week 3, and so on. Basta mahalaga yung magkakasunod na weeks ay hindi lalampas ng 40 hours. This scenario of varying weekly hours may apply if you have casual work (no fixed number of shifts/hours). It's just easier to remember yung "20 hours per week" idea kasi hindi mo na iccalculate each week kung ilang hours ka nagwork, hehehe.

    University holidays include STUVAC (official study vacation, the one week break between the last day of class and start of exam period), mid-semester breaks, summer and winter vacations. You can definitely work more than 40 hours per fortnight during these breaks. When your classes are in session, it means the whole semester/term, not just the hours you are on-campus for lectures. Afaik, exam period is included in that session. If you don't have exams (like assessments/submissions lang in postgrad), it's probably better to still assume that you are in session until all your assessments for that semester have been submitted.

    You can check your uni/school's key dates / study dates for the year to see on which dates you are allowed to work more than the 40 hours per fortnight (official school/uni breaks would generally be indicated).

    thank you po

  • lolenzlolenz cEBU
    Posts: 10Member
    Joined: May 04, 2020

    Hello, i have questions po, hopefully meron maka sagot. I am not also sure if this is the correct thread, but will try..

    if i go to Oz as Student visa and have my husband with me, provided maka pag work xa in IT sa field niya, can we add up the experience sa 189 visa application nya in australian skilled employment?

    We are planning to get ACS assessment parin, but we may need to take another route as SV ako, dependent xa and later on apply for 189. Our intention is to add it up sa points niya..

    Is this going to be possible? Or meron ba points if maka pag work ng less than 3 years in Oz?

  • atheleneathelene Sydney
    Posts: 449Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2018
    edited November 27

    @lolenz said:
    Hello, i have questions po, hopefully meron maka sagot. I am not also sure if this is the correct thread, but will try..

    if i go to Oz as Student visa and have my husband with me, provided maka pag work xa in IT sa field niya, can we add up the experience sa 189 visa application nya in australian skilled employment?

    We are planning to get ACS assessment parin, but we may need to take another route as SV ako, dependent xa and later on apply for 189. Our intention is to add it up sa points niya..

    Is this going to be possible? Or meron ba points if maka pag work ng less than 3 years in Oz?

    As far as I know, if your husband is the principal applicant for the 189, I believe at least one year work experience in the nominated occupation can get him 5 points. However, your Australian study won't get him points, as it is not him who will be studying in Australia. Your husband can get 10 points for Australian work experience if he works for at least 3 years.

    If you are the principal applicant, you can get 5 points for the Australian study (if your studies is at least 2 years in length), but your husband's Australian work experience won't really count since you only get the partner points if they have a positive skill assessment and competent English (no points for overseas or Australian work experience of dependent).

    So essentially you need to decide which one of you will create a better profile (more points) given the two options, kasi pareho lng na 5 points ang makukuha nyo. If you will study for at least 3 years, your husband can potentially gain that 10 points if he works for 3 years.

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