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Adult Minimum Wage

The adult minimum wage must be paid to all employees aged 16 and over who are not classified as new entrants or trainees.

The adult minimum wage is $13.50 per hour (as of 1 April 2012)


New Entrants Minumum Wage

The new entrants minimum wage is for 16 and 17 year old employees who:

  • have not yet completed either 200 hours or three months of employment, and
  • are not supervising or training other workers, and
  • are not classified as trainees

>The new entrants minimum wage is $10.80 per hour (as of 1 April 2012)


Training Minimum Wage

The training minimum wage is for employees aged 16 and over who are partaking in a recognised industry training programme of at least 60 credits per year.

>The training minimum wage is $10.80 per hour (as of 1 April 2012)


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