Specific Student Visa Holders – Temporary Relaxation of Work Restrictions
Australia’s major supermarkets like Coles & Woolworths will temporarily be able to offer more work hours to international student visa holders who are working for them to help keep shelves stocked.
Currently International students employed at major Australian Supermarkets will be able to extend their working hours to help meet high demand for essential items because of the coronavirus. Ordinarily international students are subject to a maximum 40 hours a fortnight during term.
The measures will be administered by the Department of Home Affairs and are available to major supermarkets including Woolworths and Coles, and only for existing employees in their current roles. Other leading supermarkets must register with the Department of Home Affairs if they believe the changes will assist them.
This initiative will give international students more flexibility to work while studying and also allow employers to meet demand during a busy period.
Employers are still required to abide by all relevant Australian workplace laws. Students have the same rights under Australian workplace law as all other employees.
The Source of this information is Department of Home Affairs Website
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