There are 4 types of visas
The student visa allows you to study for up to 5 years, work part -time (40 hours/fortnight*) during the study session and full time during study breaks and holidays.
Working part-time will allow you to pay for your living expenses as the average hourly rates/salaries in Australia are higher than many other countries.
If you are applying for a course that is longer than 3 months in duration, depending on your nationality and your country of residence for the past 6 months, you may also need to undertake a medical and x-ray. These medicals are carried out by doctors approved by The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)
The tourist visa allow you to stay in Australia for periods of up to 3 months. Working is not allowed with this visa
3.Post Study Work Visa
This is a new visa and is available to International students who applied for their first student visa after 5 November 2011 and have studied 2 full academic years at University in Australia. This visa allows you to stay for a further 2 years to work.
4. Working Holiday Visa
If you’d like to visit Australia for a 12 month period and you have not yet reached the age of 30. The Working Holiday Visa may be an option for you. This visa allows you to study (3 months max), work (6 months max. full time) and travel. For more information and to check if you are eligible, click here