Australia is proud of the quality of its education and training. In the past 10 years, more than 10 lakh students from overseas have studied in Australia. Students from all around the world have long made Australia their education destination. Latest Enrolment data for 2007 reflects that over 437,000 international students drawn from more than 217 different countries were undertaking an Australian qualification in Australia. These students chose an Australian education for a number of reasons: its reputation for excellence and world-wide recognition: the safety and stability of the Australian society; Australi's enviable standard of living - one of the highest in the world; and Australia's multicultural community which helps international students feel at home. 
WORKING WHILE STUDYING
You and your dependent family members will have permission to work automatically included with your visa. Further information on the conditions that apply to working while studying is available.
WORK ENTITLEMENT
You can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session and unlimited hours when your course is not in session. You cannot undertake work until you have started your course in Australia.