3. Employment Support
You have rights - So why not understand them
Employers and employees both have workplace rights and responsibilities. Employers are obligated by law to provide a safe and healthy work environment. Understanding what your rights and entitlements are and what is expected of you is the first stage of any employment relationship. So too is having access to advice and support when something goes wrong or you feel your not being treated in a fair manner the way you should be. There are rules to help protect employees in the workplace especially for those who are young and inexperienced and starting employment for the first time.
Apprentices and trainees are considered employees and are normally contracted to an employer for a nominal period of time, enabling them to successfully gain competence in their chosen trade as an apprentice, or vocational area as a trainee. As such they are entitled to receive entitlements the same as other employees such as: annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, superannuation, workers compensation and allowances.