fairwork.gov.auIt can be tricky as a young person starting your first job and navigating the workplace environment if you're unsure about workplace laws.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has done the hard work for you and created free resources that you can use to help you understand what's expected of you when you first enter the workforce. Knowing your rights and obligations at work, and where to go for help before you start a job will get you off to a good start.
This short online course is a great way to start your learning about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace. It is highly interactive and features:
* realistic video scenarios, allowing you to learn from others' experiences and bust common workplace myths
* interactive video activities which allow you to practice talking to your new boss
* a downloadable checklist to make sure you're ready for your first day
Click on the following link to register and complete the course - Entering the World of Work
It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed from a desktop computer, mobile or tablet device. Once you register with the Online Learning Centre you will be able to save your progress and download a certificate of completion.
Additionally, the Fair Work Ombudsman provides a number of other specialised resources and short courses for young workers which can be accessed at fair.work.gov