FWO reminder about basic workplace rights
19 Nov 2021
As international students begin to return to study and work in Australia, it’s important that they understand their workplace rights. The FWO has updated its website to make it easier for students to find information and advice about workplace rights and obligations.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) can help students understand their workplace rights, including:
A minimum wage — In Australia, international students have the right to a minimum wage based on the work they do. They can use the FWO's Pay and Conditions Tool to find out their minimum pay and leave entitlements.
Fair Work Information Statement and Casual Employment Information Statement — When starting a new job, employers must give every employee a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement before, or as soon as possible after they start their new job. Employers must also give every new casual employee a Casual Employment Information Statement at the same time.
Contacting the FWO without fear — If students have a question about their workplace rights, students can contact the FWO without the fear of having their visa cancelled. The FWO’s services are also free and confidential.
For more information, visit the FWO website, which includes information in over 30 different languages.
The FWO will host two identical 30-minute sessions on Thursday 9 December 2021 at either 9.30am – 10.00am or 6.30pm – 7.00pm AEDT. Register here.