Student visa changes have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has caused many changes throughout Australia and the international education sector has been heavily affected.
Student Visa Changes
International students who find that they cannot meet some of their visa conditions due to the Pandemic, for example, not being able to attend classes, are not likely to have their visas cancelled.
While the work limitations of 40 hours per fortnight continue to apply, the Government has made some important changes, The most significant of these are:
- Students employed in Aged Care and Nursing can work additional hours
- Students who were employed by supermarkets at 1 March can work additional hours till 1 May 2020.
- Students can work unlimited hours while their course is ‘out of session’ (i.e. during scheduled course breaks or if their course has been completed as scheduled) or if the course has been deferred
Student visa holders who have been in Australia for more than 12 months and are f in financial hardship due to the Pandemic will be able to access their superannuation and should contact their superannuation fund about this.
Check government legislative changes here : https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00409
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