Employment tips for Christmas casuals

Many school or university students will pick up a job over the Christmas break. If you’re employing young workers, or are one yourself, we have information and advice for you to check out.

Young workers

If you are a young person and you’re employed, it’s a good idea to find out about your workplace rights and conditions.

We have a lot of information for you to have a look at in our Young workers section. This section includes information on getting paid, your workplace rights and conditions, things to be careful of and a Best Practice Guide for young workers. There is also a Young Workers Toolkit External link icon that’s optimised for mobile devices.


Young workers are a valuable addition to many workplaces, often bringing with them enthusiasm and new skills.

If you are an employer and you’re thinking about employing young people, or you already do, it’s always smart to make sure you’re up-to-date on your rights and obligations. This is especially important in regards to paying young people and knowing what their entitlements are.

We have a Best Practice employer’s guide to employing young workers. This guide will help you get across the important info you need to know about hiring young workers.

The Best Practice Guide explains:

  • what an employer should tell a young worker early in the employment relationship
  • the particular importance of health and safety issues when it comes to young workers
  • the options for apprenticeships and training
  • performance management of young workers.

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Page last updated: 25 Nov 2011