Internationally recognised qualifications

By studying in Australia you will receive an academic qualification that is globally recognised. Australia has seven of the top 100 best-ranked universities in the world, and the third highest number of universities in the global Top 100, according to the 2012 Academic Ranking of World Universities and The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013.

The standard of academic programs is maintained by an independent national regulatory and quality agency for higher education, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

Flexible work options

International students are allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight while studying, with unrestricted hours during holidays. Learn more about the regulations from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  

There are many options for part-time work. These are some of the most common:

  • retail
  • hospitality
  • tourism
  • agricultural (farming and fruit-picking)
  • sales and telemarketing
  • tutoring
  • internships.

Paid or unpaid internships can provide a pathway into professional or creative industries. Learn more about internships here


There are many charities and non-government organisations (NGOs) in Australia that welcome volunteers. These activities provide the opportunity to work and socialise with people living in your community as well as valuable work experience. Learn more about volunteering from

Work rights

Everyone employed in Australia, including international students, is entitled to basic rights such as the minimum wage, protection from unfair dismissal, appropriate rest periods, and a safe work environment. LMA offers legal advice about these issues as part of its services.

All workers in Australia have rights and protections at work. This includes foreign nationals, whether they are working lawfully, are working in breach of their visa conditions, or have overstayed their visa. Your employer must comply with Australian workplace and immigration laws.

Pay rates and workplace conditions are set by Australian law.

For more infomation, please visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection.