Working in Australia while on student exchange to UWA
Everyone applying for a Student Visa will receive permission to work with their visa grant. On a Student Visa Grant you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during semester. However, you cannot start work until you have commenced your course in Australia. You do not need a visa label in your passport to show your employer that you have permission to work. Your visa information is held electronically by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and can be accessed at any time for verification.
More information on visas can be found by visiting the Australian Department of Immigration and Boarder Protection.