The Australian Government’s workplace.gov.au (http://www.workplace.gov.au/) website provides a detailed list of resources for job hunters, including information on financial and other assistance along with tips for success in the job application process.
myfuture (http://www.myfuture.edu.au/) is another website that covers many aspects of job seeking and employment, from career events and occupation outlines to information on workers’ rights and resources for workers with a disability.
Part Time Work for Students
NSW Public Schools has some useful tips for school students considering how to balance part-time work with their studies. See what they have to say here. (http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/)
Flexible Work Arrangements
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations outlines (http://www.deewr.gov.au/) the definition of flexible work practices and the research on its benefits for employers and their employees.
The Australian Government’s JobAccess website explains (http://www.jobaccess.gov.au/) how to go about negotiating a flexible work arrangement with an employer, and also suggests calling the Workplace Infoline on 1300 363 264 to discuss your options.
Wages and Workplace Rights
The Australian Fair Pay Commission (http://www.fairpay.gov.au/), the Fair Work Ombudsman (http://www.fwo.gov.au/) and the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (http://www.airc.gov.au/) all provide useful resources for anyone interested in finding out details on topics such as the minimum wage, pay scales, workplace rights and responsibilities, or employment disputes.
Tax File Number and ABN Information
Most employers will require you to hold a Tax File Number before commencing work. An Australian Business Number or ABN may also be necessary for freelancers. You can apply online for a Tax File Number (http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/) and ABN (http://www.ato.gov.au/Businesses/) through the Australian Taxation Office website.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides information (http://www.immi.gov.au/managing-australias-borders/compliance/info-employers/ ) for employers seeking to hire people who are not Australian citizens but who may have the right to work in Australia.
The Department’s visa section (http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/) can provide information on which visas are necessary to work in Australia and how to apply for them.
Mature Age Workers
The Australian Government’s Jobwise (http://www.jobwise.gov.au/) website, along with the Australian National Training Authority, (http://www.valuingolderworkers.gov.au/) provide information for employers, mature age workers and mature age job seekers.
Workers with a Disability
JobAccess (http://www.jobaccess.gov.au/joac/home) is an Australian Government website providing information for people with a disability as well as their employers, co-workers and service providers.
myfuture (http://www.myfuture.edu.au/) also lists a number of organisations (http://www.myfuture.edu.au/) that deal with issues related to workers with a disability.
The Wall Street Journal has tackled the issue of payment for freelance workers, outlining how best to chase up those unpaid invoices. Read their tips here. (http://online.wsj.com/)
2009 Guidelines for Government Print Advertisers
From 1 July, 2009, the Australian Department of Finance and Deregulation released its “Guidelines on Recruitment Advertising”. These guidelines cover various aspects of recruitment advertising in print media for government agencies and departments. You can read the full text of the guidelines here. (http://www.finance.gov.au/)
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