Temporary relaxation of working hours for student visa holders
Due to exceptional circumstances during the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure the supply of critical services, the Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force will take a flexible approach to student visa holders working beyond their usual work limitations, but only in specified industries.
You can work for more than 40 hours a fortnight if you are:
-employed by an aged care Approved Provider or Commonwealth-funded aged care service provider with a RACS ID or a NAPS ID, before 8 September 2020
-employed by a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme provider
-enrolled in a health care related course and you are supporting the health effort against COVID-19, as directed by health officials
-employed in the agriculture sector.