Employment – Admissions – Southern Cross University

Employment tips

As an international student on a student visa, you will have work rights which enable you to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight. During semester breaks, you are allowed to work unlimited hours.

Understanding your rights in the workplace is very important. We want to ensure that all of our international students understand their rights as well as their responsibilities.

A great place to start to get to know about your rights as an international student worker in Australia is to visit the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website.

We recommend that you read this information and become familiar with your rights and responsibilities under law in Australia. Even if you don’t intend to find a part time job immediately, we still re commend that you read this information.

An excellent resource with advice on how to find part time work in Australia is the “Studies in Australia” website. This site gives you advice on where to look for work and what you need to know.