Temporary Relaxation Of Working Hours For Student Visa Holders - Only In Certain Industries

To support the supply of essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Home Affairs and Australian Border Force have temporarily relaxed restrictions on working hours for holders of student visas.

As Careseekers is a registered NDIS provider, if you are a worker registered on the Careseekers platform, you can now work more than the usual 40 hours per fortnight. Even though there is more flexibility about work hours, students must continue to:

  • maintain their course enrolment
  • ensure satisfactory course attendance, and;
  • ensure satisfactory course progress.

The team at Careseekers welcomes this flexibility. With care and support work an essential service, many international students fill critical gaps in this sector to ensure continuation of services to vulnerable Australians.

With less people are coming to our shores during the pandemic, we are currently actively recruiting to ensure we have lots of workers registered on the Careseekers platform to support our clients. Do you know someone who is looking for work or who would make a great care and support worker? It might be a friend or relative, a colleague or co-worker or a fellow student. We would love for you to refer them to our platform. You could let them know that as a care worker on the Careseekers platform they can build their own independent business that is fully covered by insurance. Don't forget they will have access to their own Business Hub for invoicing, taxation, superannuation and payments and they can also do free online courses through our Learning Hub.

As an essential service and rapidly growing industry, there has never been a better time to start care and support work.

To become a care or support worker, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/carer

To find disability support services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/disability-support-workers

To find aged care services, please visit www.careseekers.com.au/services/aged-care-workers