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You may have heard some myths or misconceptions about employing an international student or graduate - most of which are untrue!

As demonstrated in our case studies, employing an international student or graduate is not difficult, and is an excellent way to grow your business both in Australia, and abroad.

In these FAQ’s, we’ve attempted to bust some common myths, and answer your frequently asked questions about employing an international student or graduate.

Visa requirements and work rights
Do I need to sponsor an international student or graduate if I want to employ them?
What is the 485 visa?
How long does it take students to obtain a 485 visa?
What other visas could they be on?
About South Australia’s international students and graduates
Which professions do international students and graduates normally come from?
Which countries do international students and graduates normally come from?
Types of employment
What industries benefit most from employing an international student or graduate?
What is a student internship/placement?
What is a graduate internship?
What advantages do student internships provide businesses?
What types of work can international students and graduates do?
Hiring an international student or graduate
How long does it take to hire an international student?
How long can an international graduate work for me?
How many hours can an international student work for me?
Can I offer students or interns a full-time role?
Does the work have to be full-time?
Can I employ an international student/graduate on a more permanent basis?
Can I terminate an international student/graduate's employment?
Does it cost me anything to use this service?
Cultural fit
What does an international graduate offer that an Australian-born graduate does not?
Will an international student or graduate ‘fit’ into my company’s culture and workplace?
Do I have to make any special provisions for an international student or graduate?
Will the graduate’s communication skills be an issue?
Why employ an international student or graduate?
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