If you study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you can apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa ( Subclass 485). There are two options on this visa the Graduate Work Stream Visa were you will be able to stay and work for 18months if you study a skill on theNational occupational shortage list. The second option is the Post Study Stream which is available for students studying bachelors, masters, PHDs and is a two year (bachelor and masters) 3 yr (research masters and PHD) post study work visa.
Students can take their famillies on the student visa, students and partners can work for 40 hours a fortnight and full time during the holidays. Partner/spouses of students studying a masters or PHD can work fulltime. Working rights on a student visa do not commence until the course starts.
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Once you have accepted a place at a recognised university or college and paid the first semesters fees you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and can apply for a student visa online.
Eligible dependant family members can accompany you to Australia
When you have commenced your course of study in Australia, you can work up to 40 hours a fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.
Your family members can work up to 40 hours per fortnight provided you have commenced your course of study in Australia. If you are doing a postgraduate course, such as a Masterís degree, your family members can work unlimited hours once you commence this course.