Here are some recent articles from our team.

What's an apprenticeship/traineeship?

What are they?

Traineeships and apprenticeships are training programs run for workers to gain trade or certificate qualifications while they working. Traineeships and apprenticeships can be run both onsite and offsite, usually in collaboration with certified training organisations. 

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Know Your Rights: Christmas Casuals

A LOT of businesses are hiring extra workers to cover the busy holiday period – usually referred to as Christmas casuals. A very quick glance at a job-seeking website immediately brought up over 200 Christmas casual vacancies just within Melbourne.

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#ICYMI: Young workers are taking on the world!

It's been a massive year for young workers in the media. Check out just some of the awesome coverage we got!

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Should I care about my missing super?

There’s more to your pay than just your payslip.


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Pony up your public holiday rates!

For some of us, the cup day long weekend is an opportunity to put on questionable headwear, drink litres of bubbly and come home with our heals slung over our shoulder. Or perhaps it’s just another long weekend; perfect for sleeping in, lounging around and watching Netflix. 

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Taking care of your mental health at work

Mental Health – it’s an expression we hear every day, but what does it actually mean?

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Why are junior rates bad for young workers?

Have you ever wondered why your pay goes up every year on your birthday until your early twenties? Two words: Junior rates.

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Let them eat smashed avo

Young people have been the target of a lot of unsolicited financial advice in the last week, and frankly, it would be laughable if it wasn’t so rage-inducing. 

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What's a HSR?

It would be nice to think that our bosses prioritise our health and safety at work, but unfortunately that’s not always the case.

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What's pay secrecy and why should I care?

What is pay secrecy?

"Pay secrecy" is a nice way of saying that your employment contract prohibits you from discussing your pay, or sharing how much you’re paid, with your co-workers.

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