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Module 10 – Know Your Rights
Minimum Wage:
The minimum wage applies to all hours worked. There is no minimum hours requirement. For example, an employee who works only 2 hours at a time must still get the minimum wage for each of these hours, unless the employee and employer have agreed to a higher rate in the employment agreement.

The current minimum wage rates (before tax) are as at 1 April 2020 and apply to employees aged 16 years or over:

Type of minimum wage
Per hour
8 hour day
40 hour week
80 hour fortnight
Adult
$18.90
$151.20
$756.00
$1512.00
Starting-out
$15.12
$120.96
$604.80
$1209.60
Training
$15.12
$120.96
$604.80
$1209.60

There are three different types of minimum wage rates: adult, starting-out and training.
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