Fair Work Ombudsman – know your rights at work

26th July 2018

Fair Work Ombudsman

Fair Work Ombudsman – latest update

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has released new resources of interest to international students and stakeholders. Updated is important information about workplace rights, such as the new pay rates along with how the FWO can assist international students, stakeholders and employers to ensure workplace compliance.

2018 Annual Wage Review

New minimum pay rates are in effect from 1 July 2018. These new minimum pay rates and allowances can be checked by the FWO website including a handy Pay Calculator determined by award and classification, employment type (whether full-time, part-time or casual) and the employee’s age.

Pay Guides have been updated relevant to minimum pay rates for all employment types, common penalty rates and commonly used allowance amounts.

Download New Pay Rates information.FWO new payment rates

Community Presentation Package

The Working in Australia Community Presentation Package is for those who work with migrant and multicultural communities. The package has been designed to assist those who teach community members about Australian workplace laws. Anyone can use these resources, whether you’re a student, employee or employer.

The ESOS National Code 2018 requires education providers to provide information about workplace rights to their international students. The presentation package will assist you in your compliance with the Code.

Download the Community Presentation Package to discover how the FWO can assist international students.

Small Business Showcase

The Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business Showcase is a virtual one-stop-shop providing a range of resources for small business owners seeking information about their workplace obligations.

The showcase covers topics including hiring employees, calculating pay, keeping accurate records and resolving workplace issues. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides small businesses with resources, tools and information needed to implement positive workplace practices and help small businesses succeed.

Download the Small Business Showcase to discover resources to help small business owners find their way in the workplace.

Case Study – Stephanie’s Story

FWO Case Study Stephanies Story
Download the Case Study based on a true story of how knowledge of workplace rights helped one international student receive her entitlements.

Do you want to volunteer?

The Student Hub welcomes students who want to help by volunteering their time and skills to assist other students. We’re also developing an exciting Internship Program and are happy to assist with finding an internship or volunteer position for you.


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