New Work Permission Law
People granted student visas on or after 26 April 2008 will receive permission to work with their visa grant. As a result, most student visa holders will no longer need to apply separately in Australia for permission to work.
Previously most student visa holders paid a total of $490 an initial $430 for their visa application and $60 in Australia for the separate permission to work. Now student visa holders will pay only one charge of $450 for the combined visa application and permission to work. The new arrangement will save student visa holders time and money.