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Supporting Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
• February 2013 • Fair Work Ombudsman's report •
Fair Work Ombudsman's Report
'The Nature, Prevalence and Regulation of Unpaid Work Experience, Internships and Trial Periods in Australia: Experience or Exploitation?'
This email is to alert you to the Fair Work Ombudsman's report which has been released today. The Report is titled “The nature and prevalence of unpaid work experience , internships and trial periods in Australia. Experience or Exploitation “ by Professors Andrew Stewart and Rosemary Owens of Adelaide University
The report has investigated and documented issues in this complex area and presented a range of recommendations. The office of the Fair Work Ombudsman has today responded by saying they will act to implement the recommendations outlined.
ACEN has actively supported this research and I would like to thank the many ACEN members who contributed by completing the survey distributed through ACEN .
The ACEN National Executive will consider the report over the coming days and would welcome your comments.
Judie Kay, National Director
Join the discussion
A discussion has commenced through ACEN LinkedIn .
Key report findings
The report found that a growing number of businesses are using unpaid work schemes as an alternative to hiring paid staff.
The research acknowledges the importance and legitimacy of unpaid work within formal vocational placements. It also found that:
Report recommendations and responses
The report makes 6 recommendations that we will work to implement.
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson introduces the report
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