All workers, even juniors and casuals, have workplace rights in South Australia. You have a right not to be discriminated against or harassed. You also have other rights.

Your employer should talk to you about your basic conditions:

  • The award or agreement that you are covered by
  • Type of employment - casual, part-time or full-time
  • How much you will be paid
  • What hours you will be working
  • What type of work you will be doing and who will supervise you
  • Occupational health, safety and welfare requirements

Learn more about the following circumstances.

Applying for a job

Pre-employment medicals

Work experience placements

Working in someone's home

Unfair treatment at work example

Kazumi, an international student did unpaid trial work at a café over a couple of busy weekends. When she completed the trial work, she was told she wasn’t up to scratch and was no longer required. Unless Kazumi was undertaking work experience through education, she was entitled to be paid.

Kazumi went to the Fair Work Ombudsman because it didn’t seem right. The Fair Work Ombudsman met with the café employer to explain their obligations for trial work and Kazumi was paid for the shifts that she worked.


ACTU Worksite for Schools website

Fair Work Ombudsman website