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Year 12 & 13 Students wanting to work while holding a Student Visa

A Student Visa Holder studying in Years 12 or 13 may be eligible for a Variation of Conditions allowing them to work part-time (up to 20 hours per week), if they can provide evidence that they are undertaking a full-time, full secondary school year course of study in Years 12 or 13, and they have written permission from the school and parent/guardian.

Varying the conditions of a Student Visa

Both the school and the student's Parent/Guardian must provide written permission to confirm that working part time won't interfere with the primary purpose of their visa which is to study.

Some schools have been informing students that they can no longer provide such letters as per guidelines from the Ministry of Education(MoE), however this is incorrect.

Confirmation has been received from Advisors at MoE that such letters can and are still being issued from Schools.

 However, for secondary school students aged 18 years of age or older, written permission is not required to be granted conditions allowing full-time work during the Christmas-New Year vacation period.