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In order to study in Australia as an international student, you will need to apply for a student visa.
You should apply for a visa as soon as you have received your Letter of Offer as it could take 4-12 weeks for it to be issued. Conditions vary from country to country, and in some countries a pre-visa assessment (PVA) is required.
Students whose residency status changes during the application process must notify Deakin International immediately.
If you apply as an international student but become an Australian permanent resident before your initial enrolment, your full-fee paying place will be withdrawn and you will have to re-apply for your course again as a local student.
If you start your course as an international student but become an Australian permanent resident midway through your studies, you will be considered as an international student till the end of that semester. You will then need to contact your faculty to update your enrolment status for subsequent semesters.
As a student on a student visa, you are permitted to work in Australia to supplement your income. To do so, you must apply for a work rights visa at an additional cost.
You cannot apply for the work rights visa until you have commenced your course at Deakin. Contact Deakin International on your campus for more information on how to apply for a work rights visa.
During the semester, you will be permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week. There is no limit on the number of hours you are permitted to work when the University is not in session, provided it does not interfere with studies and you are not enrolled in Summer Semester.
Dependents also have restricted work rights. Dependents of undergraduate students can work up to 20 hours per week. However, dependents of postgraduate students can work full-time.
For detailed information on work rights, contact the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).