By Jrm

November 01,2022

What are your obligations as a student in Australia?

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Australia is an excellent place to study. Not only can you access world-renowned universities and colleges that will equip you with the skills and capabilities that you need to succeed in your career, but you can also enjoy the enormously rich culture of Australia, and get some valuable work experience in while you’re at it.

The Australian student visa does let you work (currently, you can work unlimited hours, but next year it will drop back to a maximum of 20 hours/week). Working as casual event staff in Sydney through JRM Hospitality is one of the best ways to get that experience, and we highly recommend that you drop us a note to learn more.

However, wherever you choose to study, work, and play, be aware that there are some obligations that you will need to take care of:

1) You need to maintain satisfactory course progress. For the overseas student, attendance and grades are important. You don’t need to be in the top one per cent, of course, but you do need to be on the pathway to graduating. This is one of the reasons that so many overseas students choose to earn some money by working with as casual event staff in Sydney. The flexibility in hours, coupled with good pay, make it ideal for overseas students looking to meet their obligations.

2) You need to maintain health cover. Australian citizens are covered by a public health system that you will not be able to access. Should you need a doctor, however, you will need to have insurance, which in Australia is termed Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). There are several options that will give you adequate cover for the essentials (hospital stays, operation room costs, certain pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests, surgically implanted prostheses. These start from around $40/month. NOTE: there are a few nations where this isn’t necessary. Australia and Belgium, for example, have a reciprocal health care agreement, and Norwegian and Swedish students are covered by their national health care overseas. Check whether you qualify for an exemption before applying for OSHC)

3) Not break any laws while here. This goes without saying, but if you break Australian laws while studying in Australia, your visa can (and likely will) be cancelled. If you come from a nation with a similar legal system (for example, America or Western Europe, then the legal system will be familiar enough. Other students should take the time to research the Australian legal system and our key laws before starting the studies here.)

The Australian student visa system has been structured to be fair, allowing you to work, enjoy holidays, and the best that Australia has to offer, while also earning that all-important degree. By taking advantage of the flexibility and career development opportunities that working as a casual event staff in Sydney allow through JRM, you’ll be able to make the most of your time as a student in this great country.

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