Your Rights at Work

Fair Work OmbudsmanThe Fair Work Ombudsman gives advice and protection on pay and wages, leave, workplace conditions, employment conditions, starting and ending employment at a workplace. The Fair Work Ombudsman shares protections you are entitled to in the workplace. Visa Holders are entitled to the same pay and workplace conditions as any other person in the workplace.

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African Family and Youth: Dealing with Racism

Youth and Family Support Network Inc

Youth and Family Support Network is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to deliver activities and initiatives that empower local African-Australian communities to tackle racism and support social cohesion.

The Network has developed a video in partnership with Sketch Group to raise awareness of racism, discrimination, microaggressions and build confidence and capacity of community members to report racism to authorities or trusted community leaders and organisations.

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Interactive Video – Covid and Flu

Interactive Video - Covid and FluMurray Public Health Unit and the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District have been engaging with community leaders to create culturally appropriate video messages about COVID-19 vaccination for multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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Migrant Skills Assessment Portal – FREE

Migrant Skills Assessment Portal - FREE

The Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) offers free and confidential assessment services to have your qualifications recognised in Australia and help you secure work.

You must be living in Victoria to be eligible for the assessments. Other Australian states and territories also have Overseas Qualifications Units. It’s important you contact the Overseas Qualifications Unit in the state or territory you live in.

The Overseas Qualifications Unit also helps employers, educational institutions and other organisations interpret overseas education and qualifications for their potential employees and students.

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Victorian Energy Compare Rebate

Victorian Energy Compare RebateVictorian Energy Compare is the Victorian Government’s free energy price comparison website that allows you to find the cheapest electricity or gas plan for your household or small business. You can also use the website to calculate how much money you could save on your energy bills by installing solar panels. The Ethnic Council is offering assistance to refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and language challenged persons to access this government service.

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Advice to Victorians to remain well in Winter

stay well this winter

COVID-19 rates are high, and Victoria has recorded more cases of the flu so far this year than the whole of 2020 and 2021 combined. That’s why it’s so important to do what we can to stay well this winter. Translations are available in many languages.

The good news is, getting your flu shot, and staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, will help you, and the people around you, stay well. Along with simple things like staying home if you’re unwell, these routine winter vaccinations can protect what’s most important to you.

By encouraging Victorians to stay well this winter, this campaign plays an important role in supporting our burdened healthcare system.

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