ACTU Worksite for Schools is designed for Years 9 and 10 students across Australia.
To help teachers to get the most out of Worksite we are now adding in links to the Australian Curriculum.
By linking our content to the Australian Curriculum we seek to provide teachers with an up-to-date and relevant digital resource.
Find out more at our Australian Curriculum page.
Most students will be involved in a formal work experience program in Year 10. ACTU Worksite has a simple work experience diary that guides students through some of the key questions they should answer during their work experience like pay rates, safety, leave and training.
Whether it is a casual job at the local supermarket, an apprenticeship or a graduate position – there are many ‘rules’ about work that students starting their first jobs will benefit from knowing.
It’s important for all workers to be aware of their rights and how to get help if they are being exploited or exposed to harm.
Unions have played an important role in shaping Australia and the way we work. Working hours, workplace safety, equal opportunity and better wages are all part of the union story. Worksite has fact sheets on the many aspects of daily working life that have changed due to union efforts, and are now seen as basic working rights.
Just over fifty years ago the Gurindji people stopped work and walked off the Wave Hill station for equal pay and land right. In recognition of this important action, Worksite presents a special education feature on the events and the legacy.
A number of state based union councils can organise incursions or speakers about unions or workplace issues. Their contact details are: