Vacation Work Guidelines For Science Students
Generally speaking, there is a distinction between work experience and what is known as vacation work - a paid student internship. Work experience is something you do for experience only - and is not generally paid, nor does it attract any other benefits.
Vacation employment is paid employment which is frequently (but not exclusively) undertaken as a compulsory component of a degree course and all other workplace benefits and entitlements apply, including workers’ compensation coverage.
Professionals Australia has developed the following guidelines for science students engaged in vacation work as part of their course requirements.
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