Australian Work Entitlements
Under the Migration Act 1958 that it is a criminal offence to knowingly or recklessly allow an illegal worker to work for your company. As an employer we have an obligation to check if a person has a valid visa and is entitled to work in Australia before we employ them.
ANU has access to the Department of Immigration's Entitlement Verification Database (VEVO). This database allows us to verify an individual's immigration status within Australia and most importantly check the work entitlements attached to a person's visa.
All future employees of the ANU College of Law will be required to provide a copy of their passport with valid visa if non Australian, or a copy of their passport or birth certificate if an Australian citizen, with all signed contracts. ANU College of Law Human Resources will also do the VEVO verification for all non Australian citizens.
Restriction on working hours
Casual staff – students
Please note when hiring casual staff and approving their time sheets that restrictions apply on the number of hours overseas students can work.
Overseas students on a student visa who are granted permission to work by the Department of Immigration can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during the term and unlimited hours when the course is not in session. Work that is a formal registered part of the course is not included in the limit of 20 hours per week, however any voluntary or unpaid work is included in the limit.