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Award wage increase and student information about rights and working in Australia

24 Feb 2021

The annual award wage increase for group three awards, which includes hospitality and retail industries began on 1 February 2021. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) wants students to know that all people working in Australia, including international students, have the same rights and protections at work.

With the new wage increase, International students should be aware there is support to:

The FWO has free resources that can assist students to understand their workplace rights, including the Guide to starting a new job and the online learning course. Students can learn important information and handy tips when starting a new job.

For more information about workplace rights and obligations, students can visit the website. The FWO’s website can be translated into different languages and has resources available to download in-language.