If you are in Australia Studying you are most likely on a Student Subclass 500 Visa also known as a “Student Visa” or “SC 500”. Most university students can work up to 20 hours a week. Some University programs include placements and internships. These placement and internship hours are included as part of your degree and will not be considered “hours of work” as long as it is part of your degree.
Check your right to work in Australia
Before making any decisions to find work when you are studying in Australia, you should check your visa conditions on VEVO. To access VEVO click here. This tool allows you to check your work rights online.
Accessing VEVO is simple, just follow the prompts to get to the next page where you enter your details. VEVO should be bookmarked in your browser whilst you study in Australia.
Get your documents ready
Select your document or make sure you have your documents with you so that you can check your rights to work whilst you study in australia.
Click on the Drop down Menu
To select which kind of documents you can use to check your right to work whilst you are studying in Australia, select the drop down menu.
Choose which document type you have
Once you have selected the document type, you will be prompted to enter your details. This is compulsory for you to check to ensure you have rights to work whilst you study in Australia.
Enter your details here
Review your visa conditions and rights to work
Now you have accessed your visa conditions and rights to work whilst you studying in Australia. Review this closely as it will outline your rights whilst you are in Australia.
You work entitlements will include how many hours you can work and any other limitations for work which your visa has imposed on you. Depending on whether you are a undergraduate, postgraduate or higher degree research student you may have restrictions on your visa.
Download the App and keep your Immidetails with you on the go
Download the myVEVO app to keep your Immidetails with you whilst you are on the go. You may be requested by your employer to provide details of your work rights every few months.