Advocates say a landmark court ruling on casual workers’ entitlements could be a game changer for international students.

On Wednesday, the Federal Court found casual staff working predictable hours with a firm advanced commitment did not meet the definition of casuals and, therefore, were entitled to annual leave, sick leave and carer’s leave.

Co-founder of Student Jobs Australia and former president of the Council of International Students Bijay Sapkota said the result had the potential to reduce the exploitation of international students in the casual workforce.