Yes, some students are afraid of report and express his/her unequal treatment during the work because of visa problems or going to loss their job. But, those students should speak out and seeking help from government and some organisations.
Hi! Good to hear some other stories. I totally agree with you. In my point of view, international students rarely get opportunity to receive funding or scholarship either from school or government. As well as Australia is a very expensive country. International students have to think about how to make enough money to cover all expenses. Also, be honest it is very difficult to get a job under student visa. And government seems increasing the tuition fees instead of reduce money pressure for students. They should consider how to remain international students study under less stress and pressure in order to provide high quality learning performance.
Hi Shane! I'm working in hotel at the moment to cover most of my expenses in Australia. However, as you may notice that huge number of international students are doing cash job to pay all expenses. The salary is much lower than minimum wage in Australia. They have to suffer from unequal treatment and long working hours. As a result, I' m still quite lucky that able to work legally in Australia with good pay (compare to hospitality pay rate) Yes. My university offer a program called 'FEE-HELP' unless an Australian citizen AND you will undertake at least one subject contributing to your course within Australia; OR a holder of an permanent humanitarian visa. At this stage, my university haven't provide any information or programs regard to work and study balance project yet. Thank you! Ella