Working and Studying in Australia
The Great Land Down Under is filled with unique wildlife, amazing rock formations and pristine beaches like nowhere else in the world. While Australia might be one of the largest countries in the world (6th) the population doesn’t reflect it with an extremely low population density per square kilometer.
While Australia does have some naturally occurring charm with a native species, the cultural scene is robust. From hundred year old small towns in the middle of the Great Sandy Desert to huge bustling capital cities with some of the best restaurants, bars and shopping in the world. The Australian lifestyle is relaxed, and with common phrases like “G-day Mate”, it’s hard to feel left out. There’s nothing quite like an Australian Summer, you’ll see Aussies and tourists alike flocking to the nearest beach to cool down.
Working in Australia
Working while you study in Australia can help complement your overall experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in Australia, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area.
Most student visas allow you to work anywhere up to 40 hours a fortnight while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break. Make sure you check your visa conditions to find out if it allows you to work before undertaking any paid employment.
Studying in Australia
To study in Australia you must have a valid Australian visa. Student visas are temporary visas allowing students to come to Australia for a specified period to study at a registered Australian educational institution. There are number of student visas depending on your circumstances.