The starting-out and training minimum wages will also increase,
from $11 an hour to $11.40 an hour.
The starting-out wage is focussed on 16 and 17 year olds
starting out in the workforce; 18 and 19 year olds who have been on
a benefit for six months or more; and 16 to 19 year olds in
training in a recognised industry training course involving at
least 40 credits a year.
The training minimum wage applies to employees
aged 20 years or over who are doing recognised industry training
involving at least 60 credits a year as part of their employment
agreement, in order to become qualified.
There is no minimum wage for employees aged under 16, but all
other employment rights and entitlements still apply.