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New strategy to raise international students' awareness of workplace rights

Monday, October 2 2017

The Fair Work Ombudsman is reaching out to international students to encourage them to seek free help from the agency if they experience any issues while working in Australia.

The agency has launched a new strategy aimed at raising awareness of workplace rights among international students, who make up a large proportion of temporary entrants to Australia – numbering more than 560,000 as at July 2017.

Research commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman found that many international students were not aware of their rights under Australian workplace laws and did not know where to go for help.

Resources are available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website to help workers understand their rights, the information is available in 30 different languages and includes the Pay and Conditions Tool which can be used to calculate the correct pay rates that apply to their work.

ACPET recommends international providers make this information readily available to their students to assist their overall experience in Australia.
Please find more information here.


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