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Australia is a popular place for foreigners looking to work abroad. Many types of Australian visa holders can work in the country.

If you are in Australia holding a Student visa you are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight, a great opportunity to put on practice and improve your job skills.

From 30th May 2019, the minimum wage in Australia was set as $740.80 per week or $19.49 per hourly rate. It must be adhered to by all businesses operating in Australia.

International students in Australia on a valid student visa can work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during study period, and there is no limit on working hours during school holidays.

Family members (spouses and children) accompanying the international student under their student visa have the same work rights as the student – 20 hours per week. Unlike the students, family members may not exceed 20 hours per week, even during holidays.

For those students obtaining a graduate degree, like a masters degree, their family can work unlimited hours. Like students, family members are not allowed to begin work until after the student has started his or her course.

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