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Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents

We are experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents with a proven track record. We offer personalised service with a reasonable fee structure.

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Working whilst studying in Australia

It is possible for student visa holders (and their family members in Australia) to legally work in Australia for the duration of their stay. However, student visa holders must not rely on this work as a source of funding for their living and education expenses. Remember that to have been granted a student visa, one must already have satisfied the Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DIBP) that they can fulfil the applicable financial requirements for their student visa.

Student Subclass 500 Visas are generally subject to Condition 8105:

8105

(1A) The holder must not engage in any work in Australia before the holder’s course of study commences.

(1) Subject to subclause (2), the holder must not engage in work in Australia for more than 40 hours a fortnight during any fortnight when the holder’s course of study or training is in session.

(2) Subclause (1) does not apply:

(a) to work that was specified as a requirement of the course when the course particulars were entered in the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students; and

(b) in relation to a student visa granted in relation to a maters degree by research or doctoral degree if the holder has commenced the masters degree by research or doctoral degree.

(3) In this clause:

fortnight means the period of 14 days commencing on a Monday.

This condition allows unlimited hours work during recognised periods of vacation.

A member of the student's family will have attached Condition 8104:

8104

(1) The holder must not engage in work for more than 40 hours a fortnight while the holder is in Australia.

(2) If the holder is a member of the family unit of a person who satisfies the primary criteria for the grant of a student visa the holder must not engage in work in Australia until the person who satisfies the primary criteria has commenced a course of study.

(3) If the course of study mentioned in subclause (2) is for the award of a masters or doctoral degree, then despite subclause (1), the holder may engage in work for more than 40 hours a fortnight while the holder is in Australia.

(4) In this clause:

fortnight means the period of 14 days commencing on a Monday.

Tax file number

You need to obtain a Tax File Number (TFN) to work in Australia.

https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-file-number/Apply-for-a-TFN/

Success Stories

Over the years we have helped many people from all over the world realise their dream of a new life in Australia.

Please see the Testimonial Section of the website and see for yourself.

Due to industry regulations, in order to be able to provide you with migration advice and assistance you must first become a client. If you are serious about General Skilled Migration it is worthwhile having a professional assessment by a Registered Migration Agent.

Please contact us so that a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can analyse your profile, determine your eligibility and if eligible advise you further on how to secure an Australian Student Visa.



Client Testimonials:

We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...

Thanks to Andre and the team from MyAustralianVisa my girlfriend and I are lucky to call ourselves Permanent Residents of Australia! Andre started to assist us back in 2013 with the Sponsorship visa and we just received our employer sponsored permanent residency visa. They were always great to deal ...

Thi and I would love to say thank you to you and My Australian Visa team for looking after our case. We are very excited after our 457 visas are granted. I had been searching for consultation in many different migration lawyers and agents. However, after the very first appointment with My Australian ...

Subclass 457 Visa granted post July 1st 2017

Dear Andre, I am so excited for the news that my Partner Visa is granted. I apologise for taking so long but it has been a very busy period for Matt and I and once more I thank you for the great job and the patience you showed. We wish you all the best and we will keep in touch for the second step ...

Gloria - Partner 820 Subclass Visa - De Facto Relationship

I sought the help of Andre and the awesome team at MY AUSTRALIAN VISA for my permanent residency application in October 2016. Upon taking my case Andre advised me to choose the employer nomination scheme ENS (subclass 186) visa as I was on a 457 visa as a metal fabricator. My employer agreed to go ...

Rajesh - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - TRT Stream

Andre Congiu has assisted us with our 457 visa application which has been granted at the first time. He is a really professional lawyer who does explain in detail everything and really wants to make sure you are choosing the best visa based on your circumstances and goals. I am very happy to refer ...

Terence - Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa

Thanks to Andre, always available, reliable and happy to explain all the circumstances, I have finally got my Australian Permanent Resident Visa. He has started to assist me since 2013 when I applied and successfully got the sponsorship (457Visa) with the business that I'm working for. That day when ...

Mauro - 457 Visa and ENS 186 Visa

I was referred to MYAUSTRALIANVISA by a friend who has been using their services for many years. From the very first meeting with Andre, I found him to be extremely professional, knowledgeable, detailed and friendly. He assisted me with two visas, temporary graduate and permanent residency visas, ...

Bhavini - Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa AND Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

We made an application to obtain the visa 457, MyAustralianvisa was really professional, always keep in touch with us, advise us at any time, we always get the information’s that we needed, and the application was quick (16 days only) We thank you for your great job. It was a pleasure to deal with ...

Dorian - Subclass 457 Visa - Onshore Application

I had chance to meet many immigration agents and immigration lawyers, some with good experience but too confident of them self and some other without knowledge of what they was going to do. I met Andre casually when I first arrived here and I chose him to help me out with my visa. He have always ...

Mariano - Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) Nomination and Subclass 457 Visa Applications