International students in Australia on student visa can work for up to 20 hours per week which gives you ample opportunity to take up part time job in Australia while school is in session. During vacation time there is no restriction on the number of hours one can work. Though students can reach Australia 90 days before their course starts they can only work once their class begins. This part time work would give ample income to have a decent standard of life. Family members (spouses and children) accompanying the international have the same work rights as the student – 20 hours per week which they cannot exceed even during holidays like the student himself.