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).
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.
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.
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.