Information for Advertisers

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Looking for a law graduate or other position for your organisation? Avoid employment advertising or agency fees and take advantage of The College of Law’s  free jobs noticeboard. The College’s noticeboard is the online destination that recent Australian legal graduates and university students come to when searching for jobs. The page receives:

  • Over 32,500 visitors on average per month
  • Over 390,000 page views in the past year.

The College also maintains an Employment Register of students seeking work experience which is distributed to employers on request. If you are interested in receiving student resumes, please email collaw@collaw.edu.au

Insurance

College students on work experience can be covered by the The College of Law’s insurance. Click here for more information.

Satisfied advertisers

Employers who have advertised on The College of Law jobs noticeboard in the past have found the job placement system straightforward and the quality of applicants to the standard required. Advertisers have commented:

“The process has been very simple and easy. We have had a wonderful response. We are now receiving many applications daily”

Definitely the way to find a suitable candidate who is fresh, willing, able to learn and work hard.”

The quality of candidates was of a high standard.”

Easy to follow instructions to place the ad, cost effective and prompt response by applicants.”

Please read if advertising  a work experience placement

Both vocational work experience placements and voluntary positions may be advertised. Vocational work experience placements may be paid or unpaid. The Legal Services Award 2010 asserts that employers must provide certain work conditions and rates of pay for law graduates. For more information, please go to the Fair Work Ombudsman Awards Index and search the Legal Services Award 2010. For unpaid positions the Fair Work Ombudsman summarises the position as:

Unpaid work can include work trials, volunteer work, work experience and internships. It also includes a vocational placement as defined under the Fair Work Act 2009. Unpaid work is lawful if it is a genuine work experience, vocational placement or volunteering arrangement.

If the work is not a genuine vocational placement, work experience or volunteer arrangement, the person may be an employee under the Fair Work Act. Under the Fair Work Act, employees are entitled to minimum rates of pay andworkplace conditions provided in the National Employment Standard and any applicable award or agreement.”

Employers are advised to consider whether a position offered as an unpaid work experience position is in fact a complying vocational work experience position. Please refer to information on the Fair Work Ombudsman website where you can also download a factsheet.

The College does not recommend or endorse any positions placed on the Jobs Noticeboard or accessed through the Employment Register, nor does it check the position for compliance with the Fair Work Act or any state award legislation or the Work Experience Rules for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. It is up to the student and the prospective employer to satisfy themselves in this regard.

All job advertisements are free of charge. If you receive a payment request please contact the College on 1300 856 111  or email collaw@collaw.edu.au.

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