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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: 1,035Member
    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: 122Member
    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: 122Member
    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: 400Member
    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

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