Jessica’s Story

International students have the same workplace rights as all workers in Australia. If you are having issues at work the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is available to give you free help. Importantly, you can seek the FWO’s assistance without fear of your visa being cancelled. Read Jessica’s story to find out how the FWO can…

Get help with your pay without worrying about your visa

All workers, including international students, are entitled to Australia’s minimum pay and entitlements. If you are not paid your minimum wages you may have to work more hours than your visa allows to earn the money you need. We all know some employers threaten to report your visa breach to the Department of Immigration and…

Are you aware of your workplace rights?

Like many international students, you may get a part-time or casual job while you study in Australia if your visa allows. It is important to know your rights in the workplace. The Fair Work Ombudsman has developed a fact sheet to help international students understand their basic workplace rights, where to obtain information, and how…