Working while you study
Working in Perth while you study is not only a great way to earn some extra money. It will give you the chance to be part of our community and experience our way of life, and it’s also a fantastic way to work on your English if you’re not a native speaker.
How many hours can I work?
If you are on a student visa (a full-time international student), you will have the opportunity to work part-time for up to 40 hours per fortnight (2-week period), and unlimited hours during semester break.
Your work Rights
As an International Student taking up part time work while you are studying, you have the same work rights as any Australian citizen to a safe and fair workplace.
The Fairwork Ombusdman is a department of the Australian Government who can help you understand your rights as an employee in regards to your wage, work breaks, leave and ending employment, as well as providing information about your employer’s responsibilities under Australian workplace laws. They also offer services to work with you to resolve any workplace issues which may arise.
If you feel you are being treated unfairly or that something is not right at your workplace, do not hesitate to contact Fairwork Ombusdman. The services they provide are free to all workers in Australia.
For more information visit http://www.fairwork.gov.au/