Terms & Conditions for Employers

Content:

  1. Reserved Rights, Legislation and Use of CareerConnect
  2. Voluntary Work
  3. Internships or Work Experience
  4. Vocational Work Placements

1] Reserved Rights, Legislation and use of CareerConnect

CareerConnect is an online jobs board used to advertise job vacancies, internships and work experience opportunities to current Murdoch University students and alumni. Employers are welcome to advertise positions on this site as long as they comply with current State and Federal Australian legislation dealing with the following areas relating to employment, internships and work experience:

As well as the legal requirements specific to particular trades and professions.

CareerConnect is a self service system and employers should register and upload their own vacancies. Employers wanting to use this service must supply all information requested and satisfactorily complete the online registration before their application to register will be considered by the Careers and Employment Team at Murdoch University (Murdoch). Failure to do so may result in the job or organisation not being approved.

The Careers and Employment Office is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday except University holidays and the Christmas shut down period. Once employers have submitted a job to be registered on CareerConnect Murdoch will endeavour to either approve or decline the application within two working days. Murdoch reserves the right to approve, change or decline opportunities that are submitted to CareerConnect for approval.

Specifically all employers and recruitment agencies must provide:

  • The name of the individual or organisation advertising the job vacancy
  • The name of the contact person
  • The address and phone number of the organisation, individual or contact person
  • A full description of the work being offered
  • For all casual and part time work the appropriate rate of pay being offered
  • For professional jobs, a pay range must be provided
  • A legitimate and current website address

Failure to supply the above may result in Murdoch rejecting the job or opportunity submitted.

For your information Murdoch reserves the right to refuse job vacancies on the following grounds:

  • They do not comply with current State and Federal Australian legislation
  • The employer provides false or misleading information or does not complete the online registration honestly and in full
  • The employer acts inappropriately, unprofessionally or unethically
  • The job opportunity is considered to be inappropriate and or does not benefit the student

Careers and Employment will not advertise:

  • commission only roles
  • Modelling roles
  • Non genuine job opportunities
  • Jobs with unpaid trial/training periods
  • Independent contracting jobs (i.e. self employment)
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Work offering piece rates where payment is per product, per delivery or per sale made
  • Any work which requires the employee to purchase a product or service or requires a security deposit or some such fee for inclusion into employment
  • Jobs that do not clearly state the job description and wage paid
  • Jobs that provide board and living in exchange for services
  • Cash jobs
  • Work that is illegal

Specific Requirements for Recruitment Agencies and other third party recruiters (tutoring agencies or any organisation that receives payment to recruit for their client)

a) Advertisers must have an Australian office and an Australian ABN

b) Agencies and third party recruiters must declare the name of the client organisation on the online form. This information can be hidden from students. Murdoch will not disclose the name of the organisation unless required to do so by law.

c) A genuine job vacancy must be being advertised by the recruitment agency or third party recruiter.

d) Only one job may be advertised in one advertisement

e) Remuneration amounts must be provide upfront

f) The job will be advertised for one month only from date of approval of the job advertisement only.

2] Voluntary Work

All volunteer opportunities should be directed to our Volunteer Resource Centre on campus at The Hub. Please contact The Hub on (08) 9360 6307 or email: volunteering@the-guild.com.au

3] Internships or Work Experience Opportunities

Internships and Work Experience opportunities can only be advertised on the CareerConnect jobs board if they comply with the Australian Fairwork Act 2009. The Australian Fairwork Ombudsman provides guidelines to help you comply with current Fairwork legislation and you should review these guidelines before you submit an opportunity to CareerConnect. The links below connect you to the relevant Fairwork fact sheets

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/student-placement-and-unpaid-work/Pages/student-placements-work-experience-and-internships.aspx

http://www.fairwork.gov.au/resources/fact-sheets/employer-obligations/Pages/internships-vocational-placements-and-unpaid-work.aspx

Overseas employers offering internships or work experience to Murdoch students or alumni must have an Australian office and ABN.

The Careers and Employment Team at Murdoch reserves the right to refuse any opportunities that they consider contravene the principles and intent of the Fairwork Act regarding internships and work experience. To comply with the Fairwork Act the opportunity should:

  • Not create an employee relationship.

Unpaid work experience opportunities are less likely to be considered an employee relationship if they meet the following:

  1. They are mainly for the benefit of the student.
  2. The period of the placement is relatively short. We suggest that a total of up to 75 hours of work experience, undertaken in either full time or part time capacity is sufficient for a work experience opportunity.
  3. The student is not required or expected to do productive work or allocated tasks which form part of the business of the workplace. Unpaid work experience programs are less likely to create an employee relationship if they are primarily observational.
  4. There is no significant commercial gain or value for the business derived out of the work.

If you are uncertain if your internship or work experience opportunity complies with the Fairwork Act please refer to the Fairwork website at www.fairwork.gov.au

4] Vocational Learning Programs

The Fairwork Act recognises formal work experience arrangements that are a mandatory part of an education or training course.

If you wish to develop a vocational placement in your organisation we would suggest that you contact the Work Integrated Learning Unit (WIL) at Murdoch to facilitate a more structured work place learning arrangement with the University. The Project Manager of WIL is Dr David Rowbottom and he may be contacted on:

Email: workplacements@murdoch.edu.au

Phone: (08) 9360 2765

Web: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Educational-Development/Work-integrated-learning/