Many students decide to go on a work placement during their university studies to increase their future job prospects.
There many different types of work experience available to students:
- vocation placements during the summer or winter breaks (usually in the students penultimate year)
- internships are often 3 to 6 months
- course related part-time or causal work
- work experience that is embedded in your course work: Vocational experience
- clubs and societies.
Under the Fair Work Act, work experience generally needs to be paid, except where it is:
- voluntary work within a not-for-profit organisation
- part of your course (a ‘vocational placement’ as defined in the Fair Work Act; this is work placement embedded into your course).
To learn more visit the Fairwork website.
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