As a Student Visa holder, you are only permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight, while your course is in session. 

These fortnights are calculated every Monday. For example, this means that you are not permitted to work more than 40 hours in any of the below periods:

  • Monday 1st - Sunday 15th
  • Monday 8th - Sunday 22nd
  • Monday 15th - Sunday 28th

If you intend on working greater than 40 hours in a fortnight, it is crucial that you inform Sidekicker. You may be eligible to exceed 40 hours in a fortnight if you upload one of the below to the "Visa Exemption" section of your profile:

  • Proof of Holidays: This must include place of study, the name of your study course/program, expected course duration AND holiday dates
  • New visa: Go to to run your new right to work check and then upload this under the ‘Right to Work’ certificate on your profile. See here for more information on how to complete or upload a new right to work check.
  • Proof of Relationship: If your family member is on a 500, 573 (Higher Education) or 574 (Postgraduate Research) visa, you may be able to work unrestricted hours if you send through evidence of the relationship (such as a visa grant letter, marriage or birth certificate) and evidence that the primary student visa holder has commenced their course (such as a Confirmation of Enrolment or a letter from the relevant education provider).
  • Proof of Commencement of Masters or Doctorate: If you are studying a Masters by research or doctorate (PhD), please send through a Confirmation of Enrolment or a letter from the relevant education provider. 

As an employee of Sidekicker, you are responsible for:

  • Notifying Sidekicker at if your visa conditions change
  • Taking responsibility for not applying for or completing shifts that exceed your work restrictions 

If you work over 40 hours in a fortnight, or if you supply Sidekicker with incorrect or false study details, this could result in disciplinary action and your Sidekicker account could be deactivated.

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