Extended post-study work rights for international graduates

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The Australian Government has announced a two-year extension of post-study work rights for international graduates with select degrees in areas of verified skills shortage to strengthen the pipeline to skilled work. The extension will take effect from 1 July 2023.

The extension is in addition to the existing additional one to two years of post-study work rights available to eligible students who study, live and work in regional areas.

The allowable work hours cap will also increase from 40 hours a fortnight to 48 hours per fortnight.

You can find further information on the post-study work rights page