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Extension of employment rights for international graduates after completion of their studies

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As of July 1, 2023, international graduates with eligible qualifications will have two additional years of post-study work rights. The limit of allowable working hours for international students will increase from 40 to 48 hours per fortnight.

Two-year extension of post-study work rights.

A two-year extension of post-study work rights is offered to international graduates with certain degrees in fields where there is a verified shortage of qualified personnel.

This extension will grant eligible international graduates two additional years on their temporary visa (subclass 485).

The extension is in addition to existing additional work rights of one to two years for eligible students studying, living and working in regional areas.

See the list of in-demand professions and related qualifications eligible for the extension.