Working Holiday Jobs in Australia
Australian employers must ensure that the Working Holiday participants they employ receive the same pay and conditions as Australian citizens and permanent residents. All workers in Australia including foreign workers are entitled to basic rights and protections in the work place.
Be careful when accepting job offers, research before parting with money, be aware of your workplace rights so as not to be exploited, and report any irregularities to the Australian authorities.
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Excerpt from australiaforum.com:
Generally, one can only ever get a working holiday maker visa once, but if the holder undertakes 88 days of specified work in regional Australia they become eligible for a second visa and this is where some abuse has been detected.
“The second working holiday visa initiative helps encourage working holiday visa holders to get out of the big cities and spend some time working in other parts of Australia. It also helps businesses that are making an important contribution to the Australian economy to have the workers they need to run their business, particularly in seasonal peaks,” said a spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
But now those doing specified work will need to make sure that they have pay slips that cover each day of work when they submit their application for a second working holiday visa.
Electronic copies of applicants’ pay slips can be uploaded as attachments to online second working holiday visa applications or hardcopies can be provided with a paper application.
“People should not be afraid to ask their employer for pay slips, it is a legal right and a pay slip has to contain certain information,” said the DIBP spokesman.
The spokesman also explained that voluntary work does not count towards the 88 days needed for the second holiday visa.
“We know that some groups, like Willing Workers on Organic Farms, promote themselves to working holiday visa holders. If you’d like to volunteer some of your time to help out doing activities that count as specified work, you can, but you won’t be able to count it towards your 88 days specified work if it started after the 31 August,said the DIBP spokesman. “If you started the volunteer work before 31 August, you will be able to count all days worked on the placement, even if you finish up after 31 August. If you finished volunteer work before 31 August that counts as specified work, you can include these days towards your 88 days.”
Australiaforum.com reports that a new free mobile app has been launched in Australia that allows visa holders to check their visa information anywhere, anytime, available for Android and Apple devices.
The myVEVO app aims to make it easier for visa holders to check their study and working rights, for travellers to access important information and for all visa holders to protect themselves for unscrupulous job offers and fraud.
According to Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, the app offers a range of benefits such as the ability for visa holders to access important visa information, including their visa start and expiry dates, visa status and visa conditions.
“The myVEVO app will be incredibly helpful for not only the visa holders themselves, but also for employers who seek to verify work right entitlements quickly and easily,” said Cash, adding that one feature that will greatly assist employers is a function where an email is automatically generated to a third party from the Department, providing legitimate evidence of someone’s visa conditions and how many hours they are permitted work. Given the widespread use of smartphones in today’s age, the myVEVO app is an appropriate tool for quick and easy verification of a visa holder’s work rights. Students can use the app to check their study rights and email visa details directly to their education provider while work and holiday visa holders can confirm with an employer their ability to work with ease, said Cash.
She pointed out that the app is another way visa holders can protect themselves from unscrupulous operators, including labour hire companies who have misrepresented clients in the past by providing false information about visa entitlements and charging inappropriate fees.
It also complements the existing Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service that can be accessed on the Department’s website. The app also stores a user’s visa and passport credentials after the first login, making it simpler and faster to use.
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Randstad seeking Rigger in New South Wales
Due to continued growth, our client is currently seeking an experienced Rigger / Dogman to join there team.
To be considered for this position you will need to have:
Must have a advanced riggers ticket
Have a minimum 3 years working within a heavy industrial environment
Must have a Forklift, EWP and working at heights ticket
C6 Crane Ticket
Have license and reliable transport
Pass a drug and alcohol test
In return you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly rate and the opportunity to join an industry leader.
For instructions to apply, click the Organization Name in the Find Jobs page.
Randstad seeking Resourcer in New South Wales
Randstad Technologies are the largest IT recruitment Company in the World. Providing both traditional recruitment and Solutions provider for their Clients you can be part of this Global brand and Community. In Sydney we are currently expanding our Banking and Finance team and we require a driven intelligent hard working resourcer to support our most successful recruiter in ANZ.
We have a highly experienced team with minimal staff turnover. It is a highly driven team with big plans for growth in 2016 and we need you.
The highly experienced and stable Leadership in place at a team, State and National level mean that we are able to provide all of our staff outstanding training and support to help you grow into a full 360 Recruitment Consultant further down the line, remain in our team and maintain your career path with the largest IT recruiter in the World
To be considered for the role you must have
• At least 6 months experience work experience either in either in sales, recruitment, Engineering, Banking and Finance or IT environment and have an interest and or understanding of the IT industry
• Highly IT literate and have an sound knowledge of the use of social media in connecting and maintaining relationships with people. The World of recruitment networking is changing and Randstad pride itself in keeping pace with that change
• Proven ability working towards and exceeding key performance targets
• Excellent communication skills and comfortable with making outbound calls
• Strong interpersonal skills and a professional attitude to your career
• Motivated and reliable
• Must have a current visa to work in Australia.
You will be required to perform tasks involving physical labour on a construction site. Must be able to operate hand and power tools of all types. May have to clean and prepare sites.
• Demolition and General clean up work
• Lifting Heavy Objects
• Use of Hand and Power tools -ie- Jackhammer, Hammers, drills
• Other Manual Labour On Request
Successful applicants will require:
• Construction White Card
• Demonstrated Experience in Demolition Labouring
• PPE – Hi Vis gear, Hard Hat, Steel Cap Boots, Safety glasses Etc.
• Own transport is preferred
If you feel you meet the above criteria, click 'Apply For This Job' to send me your resume or Contact Richard at Australian Recruiting for all the latest construction, demolition and labouring opportunities in Brisbane, Gold Coast and sunshine Coast. Lots of work involving various projects in and around Brisbane. Register with Australian Recruiting now for great opportunities.
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Drake International seeking Chef in Queensland
Drake International is currently recruiting for an experienced Cook/Chef for a short term assignment in Townsville. The successful individual will be enthusiastic, have a strong work ethic and be willing to achieve results in their chosen profession. Applicants must be available for a two week period, commencing ASAP and must be flexible to work a varied Mon-Fri roster with the occasional weekend function.
To be considered for the role you will ideally have:
•Previous experience of no less than 2 years in similar role
•Knowledge and practical experience managing staff
•Knowledge of safe work handling practices
•Ability to work as part of team
•Ability to multitask
•Fast and diligent operator
•Exceptional communication skills
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