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FWO's In-language Resource

Monday, October 16 2017

The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated and expanded the Language Help section of its website to better meet the needs of migrant customers, including international students. The FWO’s website now delivers professionally translated content in 30 languages.

Updated content is available in 16 languages including Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Hindi, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Filipino, Portuguese, Thai and Nepali.

The updated content includes downloadable resources and more detailed topic based information to address the common questions asked by migrant workers including international students. This includes information relating to:

  • Payment for work
  • Holidays and taking time off work
  • Parental leave
  • Pay slips and record-keeping
  • Ending employment
  • Issues in the workplace
  • Feedback and Complaints.

The updated content also includes in-language video resources in all 16 languages relating to:

  • Working in Australia
  • Annual leave
  • Personal leave
  • Public holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Ending employment.

The English version of both the content and videos can be accessed here.

Existing information provided to language groups not included in the above list (Croatian, Dari, Greek, Khmer, Macedonian, Farsi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Tamil, Tongan, Turkish and Urdu) continues to be available.

The translated content can be accessed at www.fairwork.gov.au/languages. All the updated languages can be accessed using a smart URL that corresponds with a language, for example www.fairwork.gov.au/korean and www.fairwork.gov.au/hindi.


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