Working while studying in Australia

By Alice on 5 Jun 2014 2:10pm, no comments



If you are an international student working in Australia, it is important you know your rights, entitlements and protections in the work place.

Do you know:

  • it is illegal for an employer to treat you any differently to other workers based on your gender, religion, culture or nationality?
  • you may be entitled to higher pay for working at night, on the weekend or on a public holiday?
  • your employer is not allowed to fire you if you are away from work temporarily because you were sick?

The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a free service to all people working in Australia. They have a range of information available on their website to help you understand your work conditions, and can be contacted for assistance if you have any concerns about your treatment at work.