New Government Report: Unpaid Work in Australia

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A new report commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Employment looks at the state of Unpaid Work Experience in Australia. – Anecdotal evidence strongly suggests that unpaid work experience (UWE) has become more common in Australia, in part as a response to a deteriorating youth labour market, but also in recognition of the value of ‘work integrated learning’ (WIL). This is part of a global trend with which many other developed economies are grappling (Owens & Stewart 2016). The transition from full-time education to paid employment has become more prolonged and more uncertain (Circelli & Oliver  2012). Employers want an […]