Work while you study

Working while you study in Australia can help complement your study and living experience.

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work. Find out more at the Department of Home Affairs

 Your rights

Everyone working in Australia, including international students have basic rights at work. These rights protect entitlement to:

  • A minimum wage and superannuation.
  • Challenge of unfair dismissal from the job
  • Leave, breaks and rest periods.
  • A healthy and safe work environment.

To find out more about your work rights visit the Australian Government’s Fair Work Ombudsman’s website  or call them on 13 13 94.

Legal Services

Community Legal Centres Queensland (CLCQ) provide free information, legal assistance and referral, representation and casework, community education and advocacy for vulnerable clients and communities facing legal problems.

The list of few Legal centres are as below:

Name Website Email Mailing Address Contact No
Legal Aid office     1300 65 11 88
Basic Rights Queensland Inc. Po Box 293,Fortitude Valley Qld 4006 1800 358 511;(07) 3847 5532
Bayside Community Legal Service Inc. Wynnum Community Centre,1st Floor, 105 Florence Street, Wynnum QLD 4178 (07) 3162 3282 or 0490 062 760
Caxton Legal Centre Inc 1 Manning Street, South Brisbane Qld 4103 (07) 3214 6333
Community Legal Centres Queensland Po Box 119,Stones Corner Qld 4120 (07) 3392 0092
LawRight Po Box 12217,George Street  Qld  4003 (07) 3846 6317
Tenants Queensland Inc Level 1, 87 Wickham Tce,Spring Hill Qld 4000 1300 744 263
Women’s Legal Service 8 Ponsonby Street,Annerley Qld 4103 1800 457 117



76 Park Road, Woolloongabba Brisbane, Queensland, 4102, Australia


+61 (07) 3161 5566

ABN : 99 605 807 305

Provider id: PRV14708

CRICOS Code: 03732F

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