Concern over unpaid placements for students, third party recruiters
Deakin Student Legal Service is concerned about a rise in unpaid work for students and graduates, particularly where the worker is expected to pay a third-party recruiter for the placement.
In some cases, students have been expected to pay recruiters simply for attending interviews, and pursued for debts as a result.
A recent Buzzfeed article explores the legalities and implications of unpaid internships and working arrangements.
If you are a Deakin University student concerned about your employment or recruitment experience, please contact Deakin Student Legal Service to discuss the problem.