We know that international students have work restrictions which comes down to 40 hours a fortnight. There is a change in that restriction as discussed by Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs Alan Tudge recently.
Especially at Aged care centres where international students are currently working , there will be a provision where these providers offer more hours to the students to ensure the care of senior and more vulnerable Australians is addressed. Similar flexibility will be provided to supermarket workers so that shelves are stocked up with essential items despite the fact there is shortage of workers.
These measures will be administered by the Department and are offered to existing employees for the time being. However, Providers are still required to abide by all relevant Australian workplace laws. Students have the same rights under Australian workplace law as all other employees.
These announcements elaborate existing temporary arrangements relaxing visa work conditions to the aged care sector, applying to both residential and home care.