Work-Study Program (Student Visa (subclass 500))

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Project Introduction

The Work-Study Program in Australia refers to the VET course, and the full name is Vocational Education and Training. The Australian Government allows international students to work in Australia for 40 hours fortnightly, and there is no limit to working hours during holidays. (Now, student visa work hours have been temporarily relaxed for student visa holders due to COVID-19, which means international students can work unlimited hours).

Project Advantages

High application success rate

The work-study program has relatively low requirements for applicants. Domestic students can apply after graduating from technical secondary school or high school. Language scores are not required, and they can meet the admission requirements by taking the school language internal test and school language courses.

Overall low cost

The tuition fee for part-time study is only about one-third of that of Australian universities, and it is about AUD 6000-8000 per year. Working families can also afford it. In the case of a reasonable arrangement of study and work time, not only students can earn tuition and living expenses, but also have considerable savings.

Flexible course time

The characteristics of the eligible schools are very obvious: low attendance rate and the course time can be arranged by oneself. Also, the academic pressure is not too high and there is more time to arrange one’s own work.

Application Requirements

If you are a school student (but not participating in a secondary school student exchange program), you must be aged 6 or older to apply for this visa
parent or step-parent
You must include evidence of enrolment in a study with your student visa application, or your application will not be valid and can't be processed.
If you are applying for a student visa and you are under 18 years of age, you must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while you are in Australia.
You might need to provide evidence of your English language skills at the time you submit your visa application.
You and your family members must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of your stay in Australia.
If you are in Australia, you must hold an eligible substantive visa, or apply
within 28 days of holding a Student visa, a Special Purpose visa, or a dependent Diplomatic (temporary) visa or
within 28 days of being notified by the Tribunal that your visa cancellation has been set aside.
You must have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia.
You must be a genuine temporary entrant and intend to return home after studying in Australia.
You and family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa must meet our character requirement.
You and any family members who apply for the visa must meet our health requirement.
If you are 18 years of age or older, you must:
within 28 days of holding a Student visa, a Special Purpose visa, or a dependent Diplomatic (temporary) visa or
within 28 days of holding a Student visa, a Special Purpose visa, or a dependent Diplomatic (temporary) visa or
If you or any family members (including those who don't apply for the visa with you) owe the Australian government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.
You might not be granted this visa if you have had a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.
The Immigration Department might not grant this visa if it is not in the best interests of an applicant under 18.

Application processes

Apply for your visa at least 6-8 weeks before your course starts.
Gather your documents
You must apply for this visa online. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply.
You should respond to any requests for information promptly. You do not need to wait until the deadline to respond to a Departmental request for further information. You should also regularly log into your ImmiAccounts to check for messages from the Department and respond promptly.
Visa approved