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Hello all,
i am on student visa 573 and need some clarification on working conditions

1. Regarding the limit to 40 hours per fortnight. Not sure how they consider the fortnight? Does it mean week 1 and 2 as the first fortnight, and the 40hours reset on the week 3? OR The fortnight starts every week, Example, 30 hours in week 1 and 10 hours in week 2, 40 hours in week 3, and 0 hours in week 4. This is breaching the condition since week 2 and 3 are over 50 hours ?

Secondly, are we allow to work with different companies (multiple casual jobs)?

Lastly, course in session means the first day of the semester (not including orientation week? and ends after exam week?

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Hello all,
i am on student visa 573 and need some clarification on working conditions

1. Regarding the limit to 40 hours per fortnight. Not sure how they consider the fortnight? Does it mean week 1 and 2 as the first fortnight, and the 40hours reset on the week 3? OR The fortnight starts every week, Example, 30 hours in week 1 and 10 hours in week 2, 40 hours in week 3, and 0 hours in week 4. This is breaching the condition since week 2 and 3 are over 50 hours ?

Secondly, are we allow to work with different companies (multiple casual jobs)?

Lastly, course in session means the first day of the semester (not including orientation week? and ends after exam week?

Thank you
In regards to working conditions on a Student visa it is 20hrs per week.

Forth night = 40 hrs.

You can work at different companies however it has to be 20hrs a week.

Example : You can work at company A 10 hrs and company B for 10 hrs in a week.

This totally depends on you on how manage this with the company but make sure you do not go over 20 hrs in a week.
 

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In regards to working conditions on a Student visa it is 20hrs per week.

Forth night = 40 hrs.

You can work at different companies however it has to be 20hrs a week.

Example : You can work at company A 10 hrs and company B for 10 hrs in a week.

This totally depends on you on how manage this with the company but make sure you do not go over 20 hrs in a week.
That is not correct.

It is max 40 hrs per fortnight (14 days).

Work as much as you like for as many employers as you like - don't exceed 40 hrs in ANY consecutive 14 days.
 

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That is not correct.

It is max 40 hrs per fortnight (14 days).

Work as much as you like for as many employers as you like - don't exceed 40 hrs in ANY consecutive 14 days.
Say if a student work 10 hours in week 1, 30 hours in week 2, can he or she still do 20 hours in week 3 since week 2 already taken up 30 hours?

Do you know if we are allow unlimited hours during the holidays? if so, does holidays means before the first day of semester and after end of exam week?
 

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Say if a student work 10 hours in week 1, 30 hours in week 2, can he or she still do 20 hours in week 3 since week 2 already taken up 30 hours?

Do you know if we are allow unlimited hours during the holidays? if so, does holidays means before the first day of semester and after end of exam week?
If you ask the education provider they will supply you with term dates. The will have sections listed as holiday, between those dates are the ones you have the restriction lifted, unlimited hours - not in session.

10 - w1
20 - w2
30 - w3

Would be a breach as you have done 50 hours in weeks 2 and 3.

By working more then 20 hours in any given week you limit the amount of hours you can do in the week before or the week after

5 - w1
35 - w2
5 - w3
35 - w4

This example would be fine as you are still at 40 in any 2 week period note for the avoidance of doubt the fortnight begins on a Monday and ends on the second sunday.
 

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That is not correct.

It is max 40 hrs per fortnight (14 days).

Work as much as you like for as many employers as you like - don't exceed 40 hrs in ANY consecutive 14 days.
I was making it simple for him as long as it does not go over 40 hrs in a fortnight.

Sorry for the confusion.
 

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I was making it simple for him as long as it does not go over 40 hrs in a fortnight.

Sorry for the confusion.
I also was making it clear.

The "fortnight" was to give some flexibility - I think a month/term or quarter would be a better system.

There are some that share a 38 hour a week job - one person works all 38 hrs one week, the other works the next week. This gave the employer a "full time" person each week but the students did not exceed the 40 hr work fortnight limit.
 

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thanks guys.
i just checked my visa with VEVO and it basically just says:

8105 - Work limitation:

current and previous 570-576 visa holders, See the Regulations
500 visa holders, See the Regulations

Student visa holders can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when their course is in session, and only once the course has commenced. See for further information about this visa condition, including activities that are not considered work and an explanation of 'course in session'.


I went to look at the legislation 8105, it doesnt say anything about unlimited hours when the course is not in session?
does that mean it doesnt apply to me?
 

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You have work restrictions - but only when study or training is in session.

The other restriction is you can not start work before you start your study.

Other than this you don't have any restriction on working (you have unlimited work rights).
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
thanks ampk!
my exam week ends 24 nov! so i'll be able to work more than 40 hours per fortnight from then until next semester starts without breaching the visa condition. if that what it means?
 
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