Work While You Study

As a student visa holder, you can work up to 40 hours in a fortnight when your course or training at Stanley College is in session (as per the course schedule). You can only work over 40 hours a fortnight during scheduled course breaks. A fortnight means 14 days starting on a Monday. You cannot work until you have started your course. For more information relating to your permission to work under a student visa, please visit

It is important that your primary purpose in Australia whilst on a student visa, is to study, and that any work you undertake does not interfere with your studies.

Some courses include vocational placement components to ensure that you are job-ready# at graduation. Vocational placement provides you with opportunities to transfer your skills and knowledge to a workplace and to experience Australian workplace culture.

# completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Our Employment Liaison Officers will assist in the following areas:

  • Preparing and writing of resume and cover letter
  • Coaching you in job interview techniques
  • Advertising vacant positions
  • Assisting you to send resumes to employers